Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Cheered in Poland, Endorsed by Walesa
Posted on 07/30/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
WARSAW, POLAND Fresh from a warm embrace from iconic Polish leader Lech Walesa, Mitt Romney will wrap up a three-country trip overseas Tuesday with a major speech that he hopes will send a message that he's tough and more willing to take a harder line with rogue nations than President Barack Obama is.
Romney arrived in Warsaw late Monday after a day in Gdansk, where he enjoyed the most enthusiastic reception of his six-day trip, which was marred by controversies at the first two stops, in London and Jerusalem. He was greeted in Gdansk by crowds that swarmed in the streets, though some were apparently there for an arts festival and one group held a 10-foot-long banner supporting Romney's primary rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.
Poland and many other countries will certainly do their best to help the U.S. restore its leadership position," said Walesa, a former president of Poland who last year refused to meet with the visiting Obama.
"After our conversation I am quite confident that you will be quite successful in doing that," Walesa assured Romney. "Individuals who have struggled all our lives really favor the kinds of views and perspectives that you share."
He repeatedly said he wished Romney success.
"I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too. Gov. Romney, get your success - be successful," Walesa said emphatically.
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Poland has been fighting off Russian aggressiveness again in the last few years which has been supported by Obama (missile defense).
I think it's great that Romney is again encouraging our allies in these dark days and I think it's wonderful that he paid them a visit.
The Polish are good people. They know an honest broker when they see one.
I too think that it’s great that Romney has gone to Poland.
However, it’ll be “not so great” if he comes back.
Those PaulBots get around!
If Walesa was a freeper, he would be banned for supporting Romney.
Communists for Obama. Anti-Communists for Romney.
The liberal moral relativist that hated Reagan and wanted the balance of power BS are reaching for the Preparation H, is that you Dan????
This is a stand against an "Ism" that Lech knows all too well, and this is also a stand for American Exceptionalism.
It was that Exceptionalism that helped bring down the Wall, not Egyptian, Greek or any other Exceptionalism....
By the way Barack, did you help Build that Wall? I mean seriously, were you and your commie parents their in the early 60's and were you or them slinging mud?
Personally, I would think it not so great if Obama stood against only fairly unknown 3rd party candidates with only 12 weeks to go till election day.
But, then, pragmatism doesn't rule with lots of folks.
I remember when Obama went overseas before 2008. What a contrast.
Yes but Polish-American Newspapers and the Rabbinical news services/websites (yes they exist) will discuss it, maybe even some Jewish Newspapers, they have no "lock" anymore....
Not possible. The rest of the world all adore Hussein.
Obama feels the same way. Maybe you guys ought to get a room and commiserate.
Better, tell us why we should vote for 'Tom Hoefling'.
I have a lot of reasons for not liking Romney. But since locking up the nomination he is handling himself well.
Up against the O, he looks like a giant. Of course, up against that annoying little pipsqueak, almost anyone looks like a giant.
Still, Lech Walesa’s endorsement is something to be proud of. Just getting to shake his hand would be an honor in my book.
Better, tell us why we should vote for 'Tom Hoefling'.
Voting "3rd Party" makes perfect sense to the Tantrumites like Tau Food.
Completely off topic, but: Mrs. Romney would do us proud as First Lady.
Tau Food doesn’t think Tom will win either. He/she keeps telling us Obama is going to win. Tau Food is delusional.
Amen, Mr. Adams - amen. These turd party clowns think for a second they are more conservative than Lech? That was rhetorical, but surely they do. Because there’s not a more self-important group of posers this side of the donkeys. Disgusting.
A few people here on FR have been bashing Romney for going to Poland.
Some people here on FR would bash Romney if he walked on water, across the Atlantic, to Europe.
Lizzie Warren is Polish......when it’s to her advantage.
How High magazine has international subscriptions now.
On the other hand, if you already have a favorite candidate and you like him, you vote for him and you be proud of the fact you're voting for him.
In the New Mexico “Art” Community, “Tau Food” is code word for that which is “consumed” during oral sex between two males.
How can you ‘proudly vote for him’ when so far, he hasn’t been able to answer if he has qualified to be on a single ballot.
That is the most basic of hurdles to show you have the competency to run even the smallest campaign, like school board.
Gee, I’ve never heard that before. I’ll bet you and your boyfriend are the only two people in the world who know that. ;-)
I'd have more respect for you if you simply admitted you think Obama would be a better alternative to Romney, as some of the more honest anti-Romney FReepers do.
I’ve never claimed to have the competency to “run even the smallest campaign.” I’m just a voter.
Listen, go to his website and read about Tom’s campaign. If, like me, you tend to agree with him more than you agree with his opponents, then don’t be afraid to support him. I think that’s what we’re supposed to do as voters. I admit that four years ago, I got talked into voting for McCain as my “only alternative” to Obama. Romney is the reward I got for loyalty. Thanks, but no thanks, Karl Rove. I’m not voting for any more liberals, period.
You’ve never watched them vote for communists here in Cook County, then.
Tau Food is a troll who, if not zotted as he should be, will never be heard from again after November.
That would make a great graphic - Obama, mommy and daddy all building the Berlin Wall.
I have read his words and debated with him many times here.
The problem is, they are just words. I and many others have asked him to post his resume to show his history of actually turning words to action and he has refused. When asked for his resume, he points people to his website which is just statements of belief, not an iota of experience listed.
He won’t even say what college degrees he has or what private sector experience he has.
If we demand this from Obama and complain when he hides it, we should hold those who claim to be on our side to the same standard.
Without experience, words are just sound waves in the ether, nothing more, nothing less.
..and I’m not talking about your competency, I am talking about the competency of the one who is asking to be Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces.
And I'm saying that a vote for a candidate like Tom who has virtually no chance of being elected POTUS in 2012 is not something for which you should be proud. It's an exercise in futility and a proxy vote for Obama.
The only time that the elitists in the GOP listen to regular people is on election day. If we don't let them know on election day what we will and will not accept, then we deserve anything we get next time around. We need to reject Romney and we need to be seen to reject Romney if we want any kind of respect.
What do you think Obama will accomplish given four more years?
Wonderful picture,I was invited to met him two times.The first time I was not willing to fly to Poland.
You're absolutely right. I can't disagree with that and I'm not unmindful of that.
But, I am sickened, I mean truly sickened, by the "experience" and background of both Obama and Romney (not just one of them, both of them), so what's a guy to do?
Act like a man would be a good start.
Isn’t that the truth. Their pride come first than country. 4 more yrs of Obama will distroy the USA
I think that Obama will face gridlock with a Republican Congress, particularly in the House of Representatives. I think that a President Romney would have a much better chance of passing a liberal agenda than Obama. I think that's so obvious as to be uncontroversial.
1. First, we can all acknowledge that on most issues Romney sucks. BUT..
2. Unless some miracle happens (and we can reevaluate if said miracle happens), the reality is there are only two people who will be president, Romney or Obama... so we must...
3. Go to the Constitution and look up the job description for President to see who fits that job the best.. We see that the primary role of the President is Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. The other duties are to make treaties and appoint judges, etc.
4. Now we look at all the qualms we have with both Candidates. With Obama, it is everything, from domestic to international. With Romney, it is primarily his domestic policies- all of which must require Congress and the Senate victories to have any impact.
5. Which gets us back to 1 critical issue, the role of Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. I'm sure you would agree, that out of the primary job role the Constitution gives the president, this is the most immediate and important. The president is the second step on recovery on those issues, but as CIC he is the entire staircase.
6. So, knowing that Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces is the primary role of the President, who would you rather see our troops have to salute and take orders from on January 22nd and for four years after that?
It is really that simple. If Tom wants to impact the issues he says are most important, he should run for congress where he can actually write bills on those issues- something the President doesn't do.
Flawed theory on two points.
1. Obama has already shown he will act without Congress through the use of Czars and Executive Orders. Even so far as taking military action without Congressional approval. (and Congress can't be trusted to have the fortitude to take action against O).
2. Romney will have a reelection to run so there will be some pandering he will have to do to whomever is the loudest and most passionate group. This puts the responsibility in our corner (probably why some don't want to face this this choice). Obama will have no re-election to run so there is no one to pander to but his own ideology. Obama will have no reelection check on his power.
Option 2 gives us a fighting chance IF we take the responsibility and become the "e" ourselves. The so called "e" has no power if they don't get money and votes from us. We have already shown we can influence legislation if we stand up to these so called "e" forces. Case in point, the Kennedy/McCain immigration bill that We The People stopped just by speaking out.
We need to stop complaining about the "e" and start taking control of the "e". I found this graphic a long time ago that sums it up nicely.
Tau, I’ve had that same conversation with myself for months. I’ve tried every way in the book to figure out a way to vote for Romney and still live with myself. I don’t know what to do. If I have to vote for Romney I will have to get on my knees and ask forgiveness from the Lord. On the other hand if obama wins America is finished, and I could not live with my conscience. It is the worst dilemma I’ve ever faced. How does one choose between two evils? I don’t know and I’m still praying about it.
Oh yeah; you know that. You know you do.
Now, there's an idea.
If (;-)) Tom loses this election, maybe he should do that, but I won't be able to vote for him because he won't be running in my state or district.
And, I don't want to just ignore or evade the important points you make about the role of Commander in Chief. Believe me, I have thought about that issue because it is important, as in vital, that we have a competent Commander in Chief.
We've had Commanders in Chief who were better than Obama (Reagan) and we've had Commanders in Chief who were worse than Obama (Carter). Obama's nothing to write home about.
I don't know how to score Romney. I like his loyalty to Israel (an important ally), but I almost hear him saying at times that we should defer to Israel's judgement. I don't want to turn over our foreign policy to the Knesset or the Israeli Prime Minister any more than I want to turn over our foreign policy to the United Nations. We should decide what we want to do and I want our president to make that clear at all times.
I really don't know what kind of Commander in Chief Romney would make. Is his current trip about foreign policy or about domestic politics? Did he go to England at the beginning of the Olympics to discuss important issues with British leaders or to remind voters here at home that he once ran the Olympics? Did he go to Israel to to discuss foreign policy or to gain Jewish votes here at home? Is he perhaps in Poland to gain the favor of American Catholic voters? Maybe I'm just too cynical, but Romney has over and over and over again caused me to become cynical about just about every move he makes.
I guess I just never know what to believe about Romney anymore. I'm not sure that he has any fixed philosophy other than a desire to be elected and a willingness to be very liberal and very flexible.
I really just can't trust Romney anymore and I can't tell you that I believe he'd make a competent Commander in Chief.
Do you think Romney is a marxist bent on income redistribution & moslem sympathizer, too?
Agreed. That, and the Israel trip.