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Posted on 08/31/2012 7:29:48 AM PDT by IbJensen
What a difference a speech makes. As Ari Fleischer noted on CNN, the same media that was cool with the shallow vapidity of hope and change in 2008 is now demanding specifics from Mitt Romney. Last night in Tampa, he gave the one set of specifics he needed to give a course correction.
The Democrats are screaming that it is a return to the 1950′s, when unemployment was less than it is now. That is a talking point. Mitt Romney made a very simple case for himself last night: the President promised the oceans and the earth. Hes just promising to help Americans. It was a modest plan with bold implications.
The speech was the best speech Mitt Romney has ever given. The material might not have been the greatest, but Romney himself delivered it with more substance than the text. The story of the rose will resonate. The desire for parents to have their kids piled up back on the bed will resonate. Mitt Romney will resonate.
Last night on MSNBC, viewers were treated to a spectacle akin to animals flinging poo in a zoo. They were unhinged. It was like Baghdad Bob had taken over. That the left is in such a meltdown is a very good sign for the GOP.
Now a word on Clint Eastwood.
It was entertaining, but it was weird. Many Democrats are scratching their heads wondering what the heck that was. Ill tell you what it was. It was the unscripted conversation of an independent voter coming to terms with the end of the Obama love affair.
That speech may not resonate inside the beltway, but it resonates in Ohio and Florida and Wisconsin and other swing states. Clint Eastwood made people comfortable laughing at the President and Joe Biden, the great intellect of the Democratic Party, a smile with a body behind it.
I thought it was bizarre. But as a friend pointed out, lots of politically astute people thought Carly Fiorinas now infamous demonsheep ad was bizarre and it turned out to resonate with people because the bizarreness and unfamiliarity with what they were seeing made them pay attention.
Clint Eastwood did that and it worked.
But lets be honest. By the time Marco Rubio was a quarter of the way through his speech, Eastwood didnt matter too much. Rubio hit it out of the park. It was the perfect set up to Mitt Romney.
Having Bill Clinton wind up the stem before Obozo speaks is a great idea. Having a weasel piece of Arkansas trash work up the crowd will work as long as they don't remember the pasty-faced little fatso kneeling under his desk, or the fact that he has to be the only president to masturbate in the oval orifice sink
"you'd better put some ice on that, Obama you should have a doozy after your convoluted speech!
Joe Trippi: "Disappointed is the right tone. I'm a Democrat, I hate it when they do it right."
Barry has been whining and crying a lot about the “mess” that he “inherited”. Look at the mess Romney is going to inherit. Yikes!
And that how you beat a Cult of Personality candidate like 0. Not with reason and fact but by making people laugh at him.
“Look at the mess Romney is going to inherit. Yikes!”
...but with a pubbie congress and senate, easily cleaned up! “No aisle crossing” should be the mantra.
My 89 year old dad has been so in the dumps the last couple of years .... convinced the country is over the cliff. After Romney’s speech last night, he actually has a little hope back, said Romney was saying the things he would have wanted him to say. Plain speaking ... that is what folks are longing for after the last 4 years of ‘lofty’ nothingness. Dad also is wondering how in the heck the DNC is going to top the RNC convention ... speaker after great speaker, awesome women, a reverence for God with prayers (means a lot to him), squeaky clean, patriotic .... all that ‘good stuff’ that we Americans like to think about and ‘be’. Dad was yelling at the TV a lot .... telling the talking heads to shut up so he could hear the speakers. The media is so full of themselves, thinking ‘their’ opinions are what the people are interested in ... not so. Anyway, I think the RNC convention sets a high standard & the Dem thugs/corruptocrats, Muslim-lovers, baby killers and perverts aren’t going to fare very well with anybody but the hard left .... who is a lost cause anyway.
....and don’t forget the DemocRAT Party is the party of homosexuals, lesbians, perverts and senile old bastar-s like Hairy Reed and Nutsy Pelousy!
Just you wait until Sean Penn, Barbra(less) Streisand and Opry Winford takes center stage to talk about that great humanitarian Brack Barry Soretoes Obama, proud son of Kenya.
Kudo’s to your dad
We already know more about Mitt Romney than we do about Barack Obama, even after two fictitious biographies, multiple false birth certificates, almost 4 years in the White House, several billion media articles and uncountable gushing news reports about him.
We already know more about Mitt Romney's plans for the next four years than we knew about Obama's plans 4 years ago.
And more than Obama has told us of his plans for the next four years.
Thanks ...WWII vet ... got him to talk to me about it a little just yesterday. He was a medical corpsman .... dealing with the hospital ships and planes coming in with all the wounded from the Pacific battles - saw some bad, bad, stuff. Sometimes he donated blood himself and then immediately gave it to the wounded ... one guy asked him “is this blood any good?” Dad pointed to the gauze taped to his arm and said “It’s been doing me pretty good for quite a while!”
Whatever Romney is or isn’t politically, the sight of a decent person, with a nice family, a respect & love for America and a ton of class .... it cheered him up and for that I am grateful.
“The Democrats are screaming that it is a return to the 1950′s”——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Yep a return to the 50’s when the black families were strong with a mommy and Daddy, when the black community was full of black owned small businesses and when crime in the black community was next to nothing compared to today. The poor were thin and motivated to improve themselves. Also the Demoncratic party was quite open about their affiliation with the KKK back then. Only the older folks remember those days and the RATs sure don’t want the younger generations to learn about any of that.
“Barry has been whining and crying a lot about the mess that he inherited. Look at the mess Romney is going to inherit. Yikes!...........”
Yup. And, why would Obama want to run again, when he is going to “inherit an even bigger mess this time?”
Yesterday I say a visual just like that. Someone clever put it on a blog, either here or elsewhere. It was a very good concept with Obama pressing his forehead against his hand with the title, “Poor Barry, if reelected, will inherit such a mess.”
Good point. If Barry Soetoro thinks Bush left him a "mess", what until he sees the mess he left for himself. LOL!
I remember the title of a book published a few decades ago about the 1950’s which is still in my personal library:
WHEN THE GOING WAS GOOD!
And then Gentleman Bird came along and with his Great Society he replaced the proud negro breadwinner who sat at the head of the dinner table with a welfare check!
From its inception the nation began a rapid descent into the hell of today!
Why don’t we have a real conservative political party instead of this pack of Republicrats who whine and yearn for bi-partisanship? They’ll NEVER undo the lousy legislation that has smothered us since 1912!