Skip to comments.Team Romney: Not gonna play repudiation game (Finally!)
Posted on 05/30/2012 3:58:19 PM PDT by Sneakyuser
...Romney aides believe that cooperating with Democrats and media figures who are demanding a Trump disavowal would most certainly lead to more calls for more disavowals of other figures in the future -- leaving Romney spending as much time apologizing for his supporters as campaigning for president.
... Has David Gregory, moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," repudiated his colleague Al Sharpton, the MSNBC host with a decades-long record of incendiary statements and actions?
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Mitt’s going to stand up to the Jackass Party bullies?!?
This is a strange move for Mitt, as the GOPe would simply rather cave and call a kumbaya with the Democrats.
But maybe something has pressed one of Mitt’s hidden buttons.
Good on Mitt if he means it and doesn’t waffle away in a couple of months.
Just stop playing their game, thats all that needs doing to defeat the media/democrat complex.
All Mitt has to do is stand there and do his best impression of normal (for a fellow with a space case religion) and he’s going to waltz into the White House. I think Barack is beginning to resign himself to losing, and has got bigger and better plans in mind (like maybe trying to become Secretary General of the UN).
With Newt and Trump hanging close by, Myth can finally see what testosterone looks and sounds like and can maybe try and imitate it.
Trump could not care less whether he is “liked”, or not, he will call it as he sees it no matter who likes it.
Newt has always been fearless and in your face with what he believes. (Crushing blow for the country that he isn’t the presidential contender.)
Goofy Myth knows these things. Whether he can learn and apply it 24/7 is, however, highly doubtful. He’s more used to his wife ungluing his foot from his mouth, and running his show, while he stands by and smiles....glowingly.
This is something Newt would do. I wonder if he is having any influence over Mitt?
okay so I’m not a politician, call me naive.
But why doesn’t Mitt, whenever asked if he will repudiate Trump, ask the reporting posing this question if he or she asked Obamer if he will repudiate Maher?
Seems a simple matter, case closed.
Well, after forty years I’d like to see Mitt grab those scissors again, and this time hack the hair off of those homo hippies.
Mitt does not know the words to Kumbaya? This is indeed strange. He will be getting a call from the caveman McCain.
Mitt doesn’t even have to concede that much, really.
If Obama by some odd circumstance throws Maher under the Rat bus, is Mitt obligated to throw Trump under the GOP one?
Every time these goons insist on Romney distancing himself from the eligibility thing, they call more attention to the issue, perfectly teeing it up for Sheriff Joe. Good!
All I know for sure is Obama's lame duck period will be epic.
(didn't think so)
well.. I will give Romney credit for the ability to stay on message regardless of what is happening.
Willard needs to lash Zer0 to the roof of the campaign bus like the bambi that Zer0 is.
Someone ought to get Mitt several of those huge oversize erasers for “BIG MISTEAKS” ‘cause he will need them for the ton of EO’s the lame duck Obama will issue.
How about asking Obama to repudiate Bill Ayers, or at least stop inviting him to the White House.
You know Ayers, the unrepentant communist domestic terrorist bomber, right Obama? BTW - while we are asking, did he write ‘Dreams From my Father’?
Maybe as a Mormon bishop, Mitt can KOLOBber Obama in the head? (OK, lame lame lame pun. Kolob is the planet of Mormon mythology which is nearest to God.)
Hopefully Willard will smite Zer0 a mighty blow.
Not that it’s that big a deal....but my assertion was that Mitt should respond to all queries by reporters as to whether he will repudiate Trump by asking that same reporter if he or she asked Obamer if he planned to repudiate Maher.
Not quite the same thing as you argue against.
Of course the reporter(ette) will likely answer No they did not ask Obamer about Maher, or won’t answer but with a mumble.
I just think this is what I would do, but like i say, I’m no politico and surely am not a Blue Blood elite Republican.
Blue Blood elites think such a response would be rude you must understand.
We all have our reasons to dislike Mitt, but I really find myself disliking him a lot less these days.
He’s a weaselly flip-flopping sunsabyotch sometimes, but also thoughtful, disciplined and smart. He’s not playing the game the way the media expected him to. He’s spent a long time doing serious skullwork on probable lines of attack and crafting careful defenses and counters to them. And it’s working well.
One thing that has occurred to me just now, is that they are going to have a very hard time playing the “stupid” card against Mitt — as they have against every Republican nominee and President since Reagan.
Again, I don’t like him yet. I may never like him. But I have to give grudging admiration to his political fighting instincts.
This could turn out to be a very interesting campaign.
mitt said he was not going to raise taxes and that he was going to cut government spending. orin hatch stated that he would refuse any tax increases and that the problem was spending by an uncontrollable Federal government. The so called TEA Party candidate running against orin hatch had his campaign spokesman state today that he was “not a TEA Party candidate” and that he was interested in a grand deal that included “revenue enhancements” as well as some cuts in spending. I see now why Mark and Sarah have endorsed orin hatch.
You want to know how screwed up the gop is? orin hatch and mitt romney are the most conservative members that have the balls to make a public statement today... against this grand compromise with stalin and marx. How anyone can defend the gop is beyond reason. This is the same crap they said 20 years ago... 10 years ago... 5 years ago... and they are exempt from all of the pain they are causing us. The rat party is 70% responsible for America's downfall... but 30% of the blame belongs to these criminals that call themselves republican leaders.
True, that would flummox the average lefty reportbot quite well. It would be clever. But I’m saying that would undermine the larger moral point Mitt needs to make. Trump may or may not be wrong — Mitt begs to differ — but Mitt accepts that Trump isn’t taking his position in order to lie or be malicious. Can’t say that about Maher.
I wonder who’s lately been spraying the Pam on Mitt’s waffle iron. It’s turning out some interesting pastry.
Either scenario bodes well for November.
Romney went to Philly and was roundly dissed but he still stated that the problems in black America stem largely from the fact that there are only 3 of 10 babies born in wedlock.
That was impressive and I hope he does it again in every major city.
It would be easy to justify being cynical about this same Mitt who was so eager to not resist the judicial juggernaut of Massachusetts about “gay marriage” that he leaped in front of the parade — but even a blind squirrel gets an acorn now and then.
I keep wondering what unseen intrigue is going on in the Mormon church, quite out of all of our view. As a good Mormon bishop, wanting to keep his Temple access and his little g godhood, Mitt listens to the appointed Mormon prophets. Well, if they flip flop, or there is a tension for which of two differing prophets has the authority, then we might see it through Mitt flip flopping. Unless Mitt screw up the courage to walk away from the whole unreliable edifice.
I do not have high expectations for Romney but I am impressed with his willingness to take tough positions with Obama’s surrogates and his ability to discuss tough truths about lions in the lions den. I labor under no illusions that he is the great conservative hope but he is far better than Obama. I don’t care where or what he worships as long as he doesn’t bend his knee to secular humanism and the almighty government.
“I keep wondering what unseen intrigue is going on in the Mormon church, quite out of all of our view. As a good Mormon bishop, wanting to keep his Temple access and his little g godhood, Mitt listens to the appointed Mormon prophets. Well, if they flip flop, or there is a tension for which of two differing prophets has the authority, then we might see it through Mitt flip flopping. Unless Mitt screw up the courage to walk away from the whole unreliable edifice.”
just can’t help yourself can you? i guess you don’t have any qualms about the current WH occupier who observes Ramadan, but heaven protect America from a Mormon president. at least most Mormons that i know are very patriotic and don’t hate America the way the current Occupier and his cohorts do. God Bless America and protect her from 4 more years of this obamanation.
What's frightening is that the media and Right punditry's self-imposed blackout on exposing the statism of Romney's record from a conservative point of view, is as harsh as the MSM's blackout on Obama's background. That's pretty worrisome.
Right now, it's all about Obama. If Romney wins, Obama would be forgotten six months in 2013. At that time ABO would be dust of history. The GOP is asking me to vote for a guy whose entire political record is of advancing the very big-government Daddy State morally corrupt authoritarian values I vote Republican to oppose. For heaven's sake, acknowledge Romney's record and roots!
THAT is all that would matter in 2013. Common sense is the best judge of life, and it tells me voting for Romney is as nuts as voting for Obama.
The way I see it, it's coming down to three options: voting for arsenic, voting for cyanide, or voting to dilute whichever poison wins.
The “real Romney”? Apparently a pair of dice.
Even a pair of dice would answer questions right part of the time, or get close. Obama, he virtually always gets the wrongest answer possible.
If you ask Colofornian and Reaganaut, both former Mormons, this doesn’t sound quite so weird.
Just because (if) one politician is less of a danger than another doesn’t mean we ought to ignore what dangers there are to the less dangerous one. I hope the LDS has a wiser prophet on Mitt’s case than before, but STILL...
Yeah, but Obama’s not a Republican, and nobody’s trying to scare me into voting for him.
The elite establishment has seen to it that 40% (the largest single voting block) of Americans, have NO choice in this upcoming presidential election. No matter which way any American votes, they'll be voting the puppet masters back into power.
Given that they've successfully rigged and hijacked the electoral process again, we patriots have no choice except RESISTANCE, once the vote is done.
No matter which of the quisling liberal Socialists is elected, we patriots must answer with RESISTANCE.
Resistance means different things to different people, and each person has to inspect their own soul to discover what their personal limits are. That said, there's no question that that is our only option, going forward.
As if either one has anything to do with the price of tea in china, or with not looking to limit the Obamination to four years?
Whether you like his policies or not I do believe he wants to win and he sees the traps that get set for him.
What a difference from the cowardly douchebag McCain.
I would like to keep my mouth shut on this one... but coming from someone who also feels a little despondent about how this primary turned out... you sound almost as nuts as the Occupy Wall Street folks.
We do have a choice. Obama actually hates America. Mitt does not have a conservative record, but I do not believe he hates America. I have known a lot of Mormons in my life and none of them were Occupy Wall Street Commie types. They actually plan for disasters; they mostly believe in gun rights. Their kids are generally responsible and don't get into trouble. In fact their kids often go to horrible places and ride their bikes around in suits and get the hell beat out of them while trying to recruit gang members into their religion. (A true story from a friend at my gun club who was a Mormon “missionary”)
Mitt's dad was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962. He was the front runner before Richard Nixon in the 1968 Republican primary. Mitt actually has experience in business; he no doubt has some concept of how to create an atmosphere that will encourage entrepreneurship. Businesses putting people back to work is the only way that this country will be able to dig itself out of the mess that has been made.
If we want our kids, our grand-kids and their grand-kids to have a prosperous future we must keep our eye on the ball. I don't really understand what you are talking about, but it doesn't sound like a plan that is going to create a stable atmosphere for businesses and people wanting to build a future for themselves. Mitt may not be the conservative that I wanted... but I don't know if the country can survive four more years of Obama. So we do have a choice.
My slogan for the Romney campaign... At least I am not as bad as John McCain
Some choice. You've got a USDA Prime Socialist, versus a USDA Grade B Socialist.
Trust me, I pray that you are right, and that I am wrong. I'm almost certain at this point that Romney is going to win the election, but there is NO evidence that he's going to run the country like a Republican, let alone, as a conservative.
Frankly, the man's record in office reads like any liberal Democrat's, which is the only realistic way to predict how he'll behave in office in the future. I haven't seen one thing from his performance in public over the last six years that convinces me that he's changed his stripes, or that he's grown a conservative core. Not one.
You Romney supporters are now down to saying, "Well, I'd rather have a flip-flopping liberal in office, than an anti-American Marxist."
That's small comfort, given the times in which we live. It's tantamount to getting a new driver who continues to drive you toward the same cliff, but simply backs off the gas a bit while doing so. You're gonna die anyway, no matter which of them is at the wheel.
The point that I continue to try to make, is that it's our duty to RESIST this evil, no matter which of these elitist scumbags is elected.
“One thing that has occurred to me just now, is that they are going to have a very hard time playing the stupid card against Mitt...”
Yes, I had almost exactly the same thought myself just the other day.
They might try it, but it’s not going to work. Romney’s not a genius and he doesn’t seem to be really an intellectual, but it’s going to be a hard sell that someone who was that successful in business is s.t.u.p.i.d.
And no, he doesn’t come from poverty, but my impression is that he’s far wealthier than his father was. And if granddad was living in some Mormon commune in early 20th century Mexico my guess is he wasn’t rich at all.
Of course Obama can’t attack Romney from the right. I suppose they could try that too, but I can’t really see them going for it besides calling Romney a flip-flopper, but that would really be a case of pot/kettle/black.
I guess we can’t blame them, they’ve got no accomplishments to boast of, so they’ve got to try all these things. But either they are so stupid on their face (like the hair cut story) or so badly executed (like the company that closed 2 years AFTER Romney left Bain) that they just aren’t getting any traction with them.
And yes, I give Romney credit for punching back hard. Romney’s a mild mannered guy, but again, you don’t get that far in business without being very, very competitive and aggressive.
Yes, I think Myther plans to lash US conservatives to the car top along with the dog.
DOGS AGAINST ROMNEY. LOL.
I understand the point that you are making.
Obama is imploding. I think that the poorly done forged long form BC along with him claiming for 16 years in his official literary bio to have been born in Kenya is going to bite him. He is a habitual liar and more and more people are starting to realize it.
Obama has done such a poor job that the “white guilt” vote is probably going to evaporate.
How futile to pray "Deliver us from evil" and then turn around and invite evil into our living room!
And that's exactly what evil is demanding with both Obama AND Romney.
I will be able to say with a clear conscience, that I spent my precious vote elsewhere, NOT voting for either evil.
Ah, the Tom Dewey strategy.
Hey, it worked before, right?
Thanks for saying that. For what it's worth, I do understand where you're coming from, as well.
As you say, Obama is imploding, but that portends some frightening things for us all. He's owned by some of the most deadly serious corruptocrats on earth, and they intend to see their agenda pushed through to completion by him, come hell or high water. I have no doubt that they're putting the screws to him and his administration like nobody's business.
I also feel that Romney has at least an 'understanding' with these people, if not a contract signed in blood. Despite everything he's said on the campaign trail, he's delivered for the other side in actual deed. I don't trust him as far as I can throw him.
Still, there's no question that Obama is the most dangerous man to ever occupy the White House. He simply MUST be driven out of that office, or this country will be pushed to the brink of Armageddon by his second term agenda. I think the evidence is mounting that he won't prevail in November, but should he somehow manage to engineer his re-election, all bets are off. I think the country will instantly plunge into a civil war footing.
The whole scenario makes me sick to contemplate. I mean that sincerely.
This in no way a defense of McCain's miserable campaign, but Romney has a couple of advantages.
First, he has the opportunity to learn from McCain's failure.
Second, McCain was fighting a ghost. Obama presented as a blank slate and invited voters to write their own wishes on the slate. The mass media was culpable in permitting him to get away with this. This time around Obama has a track record. All the media can do is to try to change the subject, which has proved quite difficult, because most Americans are keenly aware of his history. All Romney has to do is keep going back to Obama's track record - a luxury unavailable to McCain.
We actually are on the same page. With 49.5% of American households now receiving some form of government aid... we are very close to some sort of real crisis point. I hope that with the cyclic nature of politics that the country will swing back in the right direction but there is no guarantee.
I live on a small airport surrounded by 116 homes. I live on the same side as the hangars and the office. There is a gate that closes after dark and signs that tell visitors that they must check in at the office before preceding to where we live. There are a dozen houses on our side of the runway and we know everyone.
Last night my wife took our dog out and when she got to the end of the driveway she shined her flashlight and there were two hooded figures standing silently in front of our neighbors house. They were young black men; they were not saying a word and they were dressed completely in black. They were so quiet and still that the dog didn’t even notice them. My wife turned around and came back inside.
She told me that she didn’t understand what they were doing there. I went to check on our neighbors, some of whom are elderly. We haven’t ever had any problems here but it made me wonder if things are going to start changing. We don’t live that far from subsidized housing. People in the area assume that people with small airplanes are rich. Are we getting close to the point that our neighborhood is going to start being victimized?
If they had attacked me and I successfully defended myself... would I be the next George Zimmerman?
The good folks still outnumber the bad in this country. I firmly believe that if push comes to shove, as it might well do, that the good folks will prevail.
It could get ugly along the way. What you said about your wife's encounter with the hooded black men in your neighborhood is a red flag that you've got to pay attention to. I hope the individual right of self defense is strong in your state. You may need to fall back on that soon.
If you don't already, I hope that you and your wife can get CCW permits, and arm yourselves for protection.