Skip to comments.Romney Is Kerry. Or Maybe Gore.
Posted on 02/04/2012 5:08:39 AM PST by Kaslin
Hes too handsome, too rich, and too pompous to win the hearts of ordinary Americans.
Republicans are doing something quite strange at the moment. They are in the process of choosing a candidate whom hardly any of them actually likes. Though Mitt Romney won the Florida primary handily yesterday, rumbles of dissatisfaction with him continue.* Romney isnt so much winning the Republican nomination as having it default to him for lack of any compelling alternative.
The case for voting for Romney goes as follows: Of the Republican presidential candidates, he is the only one with any real chance of defeating President Obama in November. In support of this electability hypothesis, Romneys advocates elaborate such qualities as the candidates lack of any obvious mental defect, the nonextremity of his views, and his vastly superior financial and organizational resources. Seldom, however, do his half-hearted supporters evince any affection or enthusiasm for the man himself. They generally acknowledge Romney to be an insipid, somewhat blank personality, who is almost absurdly variable in his positions and core beliefs.
In this respect, Romney strongly resembles two similarly unloved Democratic nominees from the recent past, Al Gore and John Kerry. Gore and Kerry both suffered from the same characterizations that get applied to Romneytoo wooden in person while too flexible in their views. Their supporters often argued that qualifications were what mattered. But ominously for Romney, both Gore and Kerry lost winnable races because of their flawed personalities. George W. Bush, on the other hand, got elected and re-elected, despite his enormous, substantive shortcomings, because ordinary people found it easy to relate to him at a personal level. They felt he wasnt trying to be someone different from who he was.
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Here we go again another Mccain and another loss. When the shtf they will all be to blame not just the rats.
Gore can be trusted MORE than Romney.
Romney, a dog abuser, and misogynist, lies at will.
quote “Romneys advocates elaborate such qualities as the candidates lack of any obvious mental defect”
believing that God is a married space alien from planet Kolob that the earth used to orbit before it was placed in it’s current location isn’t a mental defect?!?
Mittens not only suffers from a mental defect, he is completely insane for believing such tripe.
Romney is neither Gore or Kerry, he is closer to being Obama than anyone else.
As for Rep[ublicans endorsing him, he is the RINO candidate. I won’t be voting for any Mitt Romney this year or any other year.
Why substitute one Obama for another?
Now where else are you going to find a large number of Cubans outside of Florida?
Romney is not "winning material"!
I think that every Freeper and Tea Partier, needs to swamp the RNC big bash in Tampa, in August and let our feeling be known....(is there perhaps a Mayor Daley in Tampa??? )
He’s Obama. Just a lighter shade of FAIL. Gore had more personality, Kerry had more history. Romney=Obama.
If you call that cult a charity.
He’s more like Willkie, a former democrat who the republicans were stupid enough to nominate.
Romney will “win” the Virginia Primary though.. he’s the only one the RNC allowed on the ballot.
Well, the Democrats got him pegged. Too bad the GOP doesn't.
You know that if Mitt becomes the nominee, the MSM will develop a sudden interest in the strange beliefs of Mormonism. That a thinking, rational man would find truth in Mormonism should concern the voting public.
“Why substitute one Obama for another?”
Good question. At least the current Obama would have but four years left before his expiration date.
We can still write in Newt...
From what I hear, no write-ins are allowed in the Virginia Primary.
Ah-—another Freeper who’s aware of some of Mormonism’s more bizarre positions!
My favorite is whenever I hear Mitt mocking Newt for his idea of establishing a permanent station on the moon, I wish he would reply, “Well, Mitt, at least one of my religion’s founders didn’t believe the moon was occupied by men who are nine feet tall!”
Both of those scum came within an eyelash of winning.
I do not agree with the hypothesis of this story. Since when do we let the liberal, socialist/marxist Democrats pick our candidate?? Of course they say Romny can beat Obama..what else would they say in their game of winning??
We have only OFFICIAL RINOs on the ballot in Virginia.
That was brought to the public by the Republican Governor, Lt. Governor, et al.
They used to be Conservative but they caved in to the siren song of the RINOs.
No write-ins are allowed on the Virginia primary ballot.