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Mitt Is Doing Just Fine
The American Spectator ^ | 23 Jul 2012 | William Tucker

Posted on 07/23/2012 6:44:10 PM PDT by mandaladon

Remember the famous "Rumble in the Jungle," where an aging Muhammad Ali outfoxed a youthful, overeager George Foreman in one of the greatest fights of all time?

Ali was almost over the hill at age 32 and hadn't held the title for five years. Foreman was a youthful 25 and had been crowned champion when he clobbered Joe Frazier, who had beaten Ali in the 1971 "Fight of the Century." In his prime, Ali had won by "floating like a butterfly stinging like a bee." Now in 1974 there was a question of whether Ali's aging legs could keep him out of reach of Foreman's devastating power.

When they finally entered the ring, Ali astonished everybody by cowering against the ropes and letting Foreman beat him mercilessly. To this day it is not clear whether Ali's corner knew what was going on -- they kept yelling at him to get off the ropes and move around. For eight rounds Ali took literally hundreds of blows until Foreman had punched himself silly. Then he suddenly jumped off the ropes and decked the arm-weary Foreman with a flurry of five punches.

That's the kind of fight Mitt Romney should be fighting -- and is fighting -- against Barack Obama.

There is no sense in trying to match Obama, gutter-punch for gutter-punch. The Obama team has obviously decided (what else could they do?) that the President cannot run on his record. Therefore the only thing to do is hit Romney with whatever comes to hand. There won't be any attempt to be logical or consistent. Anything that turns up they will throw at him.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; mitt; obama
Obama is punching himself silly. He has reached the point where he is ad libbing and that puts him out of control. His now famous outburst about "You didn't build that [business]" -- which may have been the turning point in the campaign -- was right off the top of his head This is the worse gaffe Zero has made and I do believe it will be a turning point...that is if Mitt uses it wisely.
1 posted on 07/23/2012 6:44:23 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Forget the boxing analogy being offered, if you want to draw comparisons to boxing, the first thing is to acknowledge that 0bama is the ‘Dope on the Ropes’ and he SHOULD be tanking and liable to get knocked out, unfortunately Romney is more likely to emulate Jerry Cooney in this matchup, and we all remember how that ended up.

2 posted on 07/23/2012 8:36:01 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: mandaladon
Two liberals in the center of the ring. At least one of them has has got to lose.

Frankly, I hope both of them lose. They're both losers.

If one of them must win, it won't be Romney. His base is liberals who won't vote for Obama and there aren't enough of those to make up for the conservatives that won't vote for either of them.

3 posted on 07/23/2012 8:45:26 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food

One sure thing is, both of them won’t lose.

Second obvious thing, your “facts” are just wrong.

Romney’s base is NOT liberals who won’t vote for Obama. That can’t be called a base. That is a once in a lifetime, small oddity.

Romney’s base - albeit a reluctant one - is the Republican party and the Anybody but Obama conservatives whether independent or GOP (and the Tea Party WILL participate), and it is in some states (WV, AR, KY, PA) a contingent of former Reagan Democrats who have finally had enough.

The size of Romney’s vote will no doubt stagger you.

You live in a dream world.

But you will come up with another dream after the vote to continue living in an alternate reality.

I haven’t voted for Romney and won’t vote for Romney.

But that’s because Texas will vote for a Mormon Yankee for President in order to rid us of Obama, therefore I don’t have to give Romney my vote when I am loathe to do so.

Get it? Texas will vote for a Mormon Yankee instead of Obama?

That right there blows your so-called “facts”, of who will vote for him, to smithereens.

Ok, never mind...

4 posted on 07/24/2012 7:15:41 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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