Skip to comments.How The Romney Campaign Decided To Take The Gloves Off
Posted on 07/18/2012 6:39:34 AM PDT by nhwingut
IRWIN, Penn. Standing before hundreds of roaring partisans in this sweltering Pittsburgh suburb Tuesday, Mitt Romney delivered a 30-minute speech that sounded, at times, like a greatest hits compilation of his favorite Obama-knocking stump speech lines. The president was, Romney said, "out of ideas," and "looking for someone to blame," and a "crony capitalist."
One thing he was not: "A nice guy."
In speeches from Des Moines to Dallas, Romney has always been careful to hedge his tough digs at Obama with a civil nod toward the president's moral character: "He's a nice guy," the Republican has often said. "He just has no idea how the private economy works." But Tuesday's speech included no such hedge and one campaign adviser said there's a reason for that.
"[Romney] has said Obama's a nice fellow, he's just in over his head," the adviser said. "But I think the governor himself believes this latest round of attacks that have impugned his integrity and accused him of being a felon go so far beyond that pale that he's really disappointed. He believes it's time to vet the president. He really hasn't been vetted; McCain didn't do it."
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Like Reagan said... “The Time is NOW!”
OK, Mitt... you gave the enemy his chance to behave himself...
Now get your boot on his neck and don’t let up. Ever.
I do not believe Obama is a nice guy. Just sayin’.
He's a commie rat b*stard and needs the boot in Nov or its turn out the lights America.
A cokehead prizzy running guns to Mexican druglords. In exchange for “some blow?”
Works for me.
Geez! Romney has curb-stomped every conservative above the rank of Corporal, but hasn’t really swung on Obi yet.
"If any of my competitors were drowning, I'd stick a hose in their mouth
The GOP has played the nice guy for years and it got us nowhere. It’s time to get out the brass knuckles and punch the guy in the face...hard!
The strong criticism still stands - when will Romney treat 0bama like he treated Perry, Gingrich, and that other guy?
Until he takes the same approach, it will be said that he doesn’t want to win - the nomination? Well, he wanted that.
We shall see.
I would LOVE to see 0bama actually be vetted. I doubt the press will do its job - but w/ internet and radio - we don’t need no steenkin’ press. They could help, but we don’t need ‘em.
this might enthuse me to send money if he’s serious
“that he’s really disappointed”
...gosh. The kenyan must be upset that he’s been a dissapointment to our Obama lite candidate. ~sarc
Trump Tweet this morning: @MittRomney needs to make @BarackObama regret that he ever asked for his tax records.
This is the only way I would consider sending money. Piss on him if he's just going to do the Don Quixote thing. But if he'll fight, I may just be willing to pony up.
I’m ready for some hard ball!
What? You've got to be kidding. The next time the Obozo camp says anything about tax returns, Romney should respond with something like: "I'll be happy to supply those documents the instant you lift the seal on all your past records."
Yes he's being served up killer opportunities to destroy 0bama but he hasn't/won't take advantage.... yet.
Boy do we want him to take advantage. For the life of me I can't see why they don't. It's so bad I doubt Romney wants to win. McCain again? OY VEY!
Not even a peep about this speech on our local FOX affiliate news last night. Instead we had Obama ad nauseum and his 4 fund raisers in Texas. Romney needs to run this stuff in ads to get the any kind of attention in the LSM.
Duh, just ask “Transparent” Obama to unseal his University Records.
BTW, where are the Liberal Agenda Media journalists who routinely request Freedom Of Information inquiries?
Romney and McCain are both RINOs, but there is a fundamental difference between Romney and McCain:
McCain will ONLY attack conservatives, and will NEVER turn against a leftist no matter what the provocation.
Romney will attack ANYBODY — even leftists, if provoked.