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Romney: GOP convention theme against Obama will be “nice guy, failed President”
HotAir ^ | Monday August 27, 2012

Posted on 08/27/2012 8:00:50 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Politico has an interesting and provocative interview with Mitt Romney this morning — although perhaps not provocative enough for some of the passionate base.  After dumping the “nice guy but failed President” argument in the overwhelming volume of nasty attacks from Barack Obama and his campaign, including insinuations of being a felon, a murderer, and a modern-day slaver, Romney tells Politico that the theme will return at the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa:

Mitt Romney conceded President Barack Obama has succeeded in making him a less likable person, but he offered a defiant retort to those hoping he will open up this week: “I am who I am.” …

“I know there are some people who do a very good job acting and pretend they’re something they’re not,” Romney said. “You get what you see. I am who I am.”

To press the point, he said the GOP would even try to turn Obama’s still-high personal favorability rankings back on him at its convention this week, by making the simple case to voters: nice guy, failed president.

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1 posted on 08/27/2012 8:01:03 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

This is exactly what they need to do, in order to pick up the remaining wishy-washy voters. I have no problem with it at all.


2 posted on 08/27/2012 8:04:22 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Bigtigermike

No passion there. No there there.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 8:04:55 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Bigtigermike
Obama is a crooked politician from Chicago. He best buddies..Rezko and Blago both went to jail for corruption.
All our moderate GOP friends talk the same way..and I call them on it. How did Snow White emerge from the cess pool of Chicago?
4 posted on 08/27/2012 8:05:22 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Bigtigermike
Obama is a crooked politician from Chicago. He best buddies..Rezko and Blago both went to jail for corruption.
All our moderate GOP friends talk the same way..and I call them on it. How did Snow White emerge from the cess pool of Chicago?
5 posted on 08/27/2012 8:05:22 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Bigtigermike

Of course it will be...heaven forbid Romney treats Obama like he treats conservatives.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 8:06:31 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Paradox

Except for the 3/4 who just want to vote for a nice guy.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 8:06:38 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Paradox

I agree. Let Obama continue the underhanded stuff, reply in kind on occasion, point out the lies. Obama is driving his own likability down.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 8:07:05 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Bigtigermike

These guys never get it. First off, O is not a nice guy, he is a African by way of far east thug. He would be happy being Papa Doc and once he gets rid of the constitution he will be.

He is not likeable either on a personal note...he is cold and calculating plus a marcisaciss.

Lastly, you don’t play nice guy with a party of thugs either. You hit them back harder....as Connery put it in the movie The Untouchables, they come with a knife, you use a gun, they put one of your guys in the hospital, you put one of theirs in the morgue: IT IS THE CHICAGO WAY.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 8:07:14 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Oldexpat

Nice guy = big lie.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 8:07:24 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Bigtigermike

‘Failed president, A-hole’ has a much better ring.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 8:08:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Bigtigermike

It appears Romney learned nothing from the 1992 campaign of George H. W. Bush, the 1996 campaign of Bob Dole, the eight excruciating years when George W. Bush wouldn’t fight back against vicious lies, and the 2008 campaign of John McCain. Likely he will realize the same results.

A few observations:
1) Obama is not a nice guy. He is a creature of Alinsky and Chicago politics.
2) Romney is not a nice guy. He proved it in the primaries.
3) Romney may try to play being a nice guy but if he does the press and Obama will define him as an ogre.
4) If Romney really perceives himself as a nice guy, he should remember, “nice guys finish last.”


12 posted on 08/27/2012 8:09:03 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Bigtigermike

13 posted on 08/27/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Bigtigermike

Looks like confirmation that the convention is going to be a RINO-fest snoozer. Good thing I have a little stockpile of dvd’s I’ve been needing to catch up on.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 8:09:43 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Paradox

I’d love to go thermonuclear on the bum, but:

Its going to be a repeat of last week’s “bless his heart” soundbite. How do we think Obama is going to react to four days of well he seems nice but “bless his heart” he doesn’t know the first thing about being President or running an economy.

Barry is going to be fuming by Wednesday when Romney gets ready to slip the dagger in.

It’ll do.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 8:10:34 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: DManA

Exactly, if Obama is the nice guy according to Romney and Romney is the bad guy according to Obama, some voters would rather have the nice guy who has failed than a really bad guy who they don’t know if he will fail or succeed


16 posted on 08/27/2012 8:11:52 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike; SkyPilot; unkus; gonzo; vette6387; sheik yerbouty; seekthetruth; bevperl; Kaslin; ...

In my opinion, Barry’s as nice as any dictator in history, e.g., Hitler, Mao, Mussolini, and he has the same goals.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 8:12:18 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Bigtigermike

It worked so well for McCain.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 8:12:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MNlurker

I like it!!


19 posted on 08/27/2012 8:12:39 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Oldexpat

Obama is a crooked politician from Chicago.

Even Hitler could be nice. He was still a murdering, vicious, Jew hating dictator.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 8:13:02 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Bigtigermike
been hearing the nice guy thing all morning on the FNC.

He is NOT a nice guy...he is an animal...a Marxist, progressive who wants to steal my money(and another election) and leave me defenseless and reliant on government for everything.

I just wish the Republicans weren't so friggin touchy feely about this man. Tell the truth when the truth is so obvious.

21 posted on 08/27/2012 8:15:08 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Evil Muslim Bastard, dumber that Jimmy Carter.

That is how he should describe him.

22 posted on 08/27/2012 8:15:37 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: svcw

No kidding, if Willard would go after the Kenyan the same way he was out for conservative blood during the primaries, we’d stand a fighting chance.

But no, of course not, because “it’s his turn”...


23 posted on 08/27/2012 8:16:50 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Bigtigermike

Plus there’s the fact that many don’t believe Romney’s nice guy routine after what we saw in the primaries. We know all about Obama’s “get in their faces” game.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 8:16:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bigtigermike
Evil Muslim Bastard, dumber *than Jimmy Carter.

That is how he should describe him.

25 posted on 08/27/2012 8:16:58 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Soul of the South

My hope, such as it is, is that Romney energizes his final campaign against the “Dark [evil, that is] One” with the cut-throat zeal he showed in this primary season and the one before.

You don’t beat liberals, progressives, Democrats and all their selfish overloading victim groups by being nice - in any form factor. You beat them by crushing them with turnout and the seething hatred that exists among any real taxpayers who’ve had to witness his pillaging.

As for these “independents,” I submit they are moral and intellectual cowards who crave attention and pandering - as far as I’m concerned they’ve made up their minds already but won’t tell.


26 posted on 08/27/2012 8:17:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Bigtigermike
It will be okay, Romney will seem positive to undecideds tired of negative ads. The PACS will hammer Obama, nothing is lost.
27 posted on 08/27/2012 8:18:49 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I guess it’s all in the timing. Unfortunately, the birth of BHO preceded Roe v. Wade. Otherwise his mother would have had the option of not being punished with a baby, and we wouldn’t have to be punished with the possibility of a second term.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 8:19:02 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Paradox
I dont have a problem with it all either.

Althought, surrogates do have to point out the nastiness of the Obama campaign.

Its like a coach that gets fired for losing; nice guy, bad coach.

29 posted on 08/27/2012 8:19:46 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Bigtigermike

Obama is as likable as anyone else that thinks sucking the brains out of unborn children is nice.

He is the putrid spawn of communist hatred.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Bigtigermike

Nice guy puts out tribute to Armstrong by posting a picture of himself gazing at the moon:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/26/to-honor-neil-armstrong-obama-posts-a-picture-of-himself


31 posted on 08/27/2012 8:22:04 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Bigtigermike

Mr. RomneyCARE only gets feral against conservatives
and conservative principles.

Obama, DNC, Soros, not so much. More like partners.


32 posted on 08/27/2012 8:23:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."- Mark Twain)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yeah, and Lenin was a “nice guy” too.

0bama’s 2012 campaign of manufactured crisis, class warfare, and political exploitation, is right out of the Bolshevik playbook of 1917-1918. It’s the only game they know.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 8:23:47 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Oldexpat
“Obama is a crooked politician from Chicago.”

He is much worse than that. He is a narcissistic ideologue with an agenda that runs contrary to the principles this county was built upon. I believe that he doesn't like whole groups of people.

34 posted on 08/27/2012 8:24:05 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Bigtigermike

He is not a nice man, but I reckon they’ve got to do this.


35 posted on 08/27/2012 8:24:30 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: DManA
RNC doing a video tribute to Armstrong, no pics of Obama included:)
36 posted on 08/27/2012 8:25:05 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I think the fact that Obama’s campaign is running out of money is an important story. He had money, and could have delayed the massive spending, but chose to go ahead and spend most of it in previous months. As it turns out, he didn’t spend the money wisely, either. This is analogous to what he’s doing to the country.

WE won’t have any money in a few years, because he’s spent it all, too early, and on the wrong things.


37 posted on 08/27/2012 8:26:49 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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Nice guy? ...on what planet?

How many time has Obama shot the "FU" finger at those he disagrees, even Hillary.

38 posted on 08/27/2012 8:27:10 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Bigtigermike

Obama is a snot, not a nice guy. He and his entire band of commiehoods are snots and bullies, including the commiehood media. Why pretend Obama is a nice guy?


39 posted on 08/27/2012 8:31:14 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Bigtigermike

Yeah!!! I guess hitler was a nice man also. gop=grand old P******.

LLS


40 posted on 08/27/2012 8:32:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Ever see those color films of Hitler? The ones with Blondie-the-Dog? If that was all we knew about Hitler, he would seem like a “nice guy”.

Of Course, he murdered Blondie in the Bunker just before the Russians showed up.


41 posted on 08/27/2012 8:33:43 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Nice Guy ? facts without evidence.


42 posted on 08/27/2012 8:34:13 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: Bigtigermike
Nice guy, huh?

Do "nice guys" advocate that babies who manage to survive a gruesome partial-birth abortion be left to die on their own?

This man is EVIL!

Shout it from the rooftops!!!!

43 posted on 08/27/2012 8:36:40 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Paradox

September 10, 2012, Issue
Romney’s Revelation
He knows the president is burying the American Dream

President Obama occasionally invites historians to the White House to talk about the lessons of history. During one such gathering last year, presidential historian Robert Dallek asked the president, Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere writes, “what the group could do to help him. Obama’s answer went right to a present-day concern: ‘What you could do for me is to help me find a way to discuss the issue of inequality in our society without being accused of class warfare.’

https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/314752/romney-s-revelation


44 posted on 08/27/2012 8:37:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Paradox

“This is exactly what they need to do, in order to pick up the remaining wishy-washy voters. I have no problem with it at all.”

I agree. It’s beyond me as to what people are thinking, but Obama does seem to poll well as a “nice guy”, even in polls that are otherwise favorable to Romney.


45 posted on 08/27/2012 8:43:13 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

But he’s not a nice guy. He’s condescending. He jumps at chances to insult others.

Is this the best the GOP can do?


46 posted on 08/27/2012 8:46:51 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Bigtigermike
Nice? How about President Obama’s half-brother George Obama from Nairobi, Kenya. Has Obama been nice to him?
47 posted on 08/27/2012 8:58:32 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: Bigtigermike

I remember watching a movie about Stalin. There’s a scene where Stalin meets his grandson for the first time and he takes the young boy around his house to see some squirrels outside.

The boy later says to his mom “Mom, Grandpa’s nice.” If only he knew...


48 posted on 08/27/2012 8:59:46 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: Bigtigermike

What’s this nice guy crap? there is nothing “nice” about him. He’s packing the court with libs, he’s against freedom, he says what we built is not ours it’s the government’s,he wants to cripple our nuke capability, he’s cutting defense spending, unemployment through the roof and on and on. Because he shoots hoops with a couple of ‘brothers” doesn’t make him a nice guy.


49 posted on 08/27/2012 9:00:51 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: RexBeach

He’s not a nice man, and if people are going to insist on concluding he is they can do so without the help of the Romney campaign.

The focus should be on policies and ideology, not personalities, anyway.


50 posted on 08/27/2012 9:01:10 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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