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Romney Didnít Make the Sale
Newsmax ^ | Larry Kudlow

Posted on 09/02/2012 9:32:27 PM PDT by deek69

Did Mitt Romney make the economic sale at the Republican National Convention? Did he convince people who are living at the margin or unemployed and discouraged that he has the answers to the economy? Frankly, I don’t think so.

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1 posted on 09/02/2012 9:32:31 PM PDT by deek69
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To: deek69

I like Kudlow..... I hope he is wrong

They still have time to build their case


2 posted on 09/02/2012 9:35:31 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: deek69

Whatever. I thought so. To be honest is was comforting not to listen to the race baiting, lying and “I’s” that constantly come out of EC’s mouth. (EC=Empty Chair)

If it’s that big a deal the author can vote for Obama to make himself feel better.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 9:36:39 PM PDT by madison10
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To: deek69

It’s simple- I retire from the State this year. If Romney wins, I get a new job in America. If Obama wins, I get a new job in Canada.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 9:38:37 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: deek69

He didn’t come off like a Messiah? Too bad. It takes a Messiah these days to make an impression.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 9:39:02 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Canadah is a long ways from Miss.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 9:40:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: deek69

He wasn’t even really trying to make that case at the convention. He was just trying to show people that if they want a viable alternative to BHO that he is that man.

I think that idea is now firmly planted. In the next two months he does have to build on that and does indeed have to lay out a plan that at least 50.1% of the country can get excited about and vote for.

Not much time, but if he (and the rest of the party) are disciplined and united, he can pull it off.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 9:40:13 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: deek69

Kudlow, yeah, right.........


8 posted on 09/02/2012 9:40:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Paladin2

Canada isn’t bad. Just dress a little warmer in winter.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 9:41:44 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: deek69

God everyone here knows I hate Romney (very much dislike...I don’t hate anyone), but Romney picked Paul Ryan...Thank Goodness.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 9:45:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: deek69

Does the little Romneycare fascist trump the lilttle Kenyan communist? International Fascism or communism...What a choice! Both name the constitutional repubic extreme, domestic terrorism, even.

They have “progressed” beyond old fashioned notions of individual freedom - America.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 9:45:27 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MuttTheHoople
Actually the current conservative Canada is good, 'cept for no 1st nor 2nd Amendments.

Having lived within 45 mi of the border for many decades, going there has never been an issue.

I'd prefer that at least some States along the border straighten up.

12 posted on 09/02/2012 9:46:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: deek69

Larry, you’re wrong. You’re an economist, a money wonk. You clearly don’t understand that your favorite subject is not sexy. It’s not going to get the crowd to leap to their feet, screaming. Romney did what he had to do at the convention, and boring people with economics was not it.

You had some guy on your show who tried to explain to you that it would not have been wise for Romney to reveal specifics at the GOP convention, only to have the Dems exploit it at the Dem convention. Pay attention. He was right.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 9:46:40 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: deek69

OK if Romney is not the guy then what is our other choice?


14 posted on 09/02/2012 9:46:40 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: MuttTheHoople

It’s simple- I retire from the State this year. If Romney wins, I get a new job in America. If Obama wins, I get a new job in Canada.

I predict you stay in America because I seriously believe Romney wins. However, if the nightmare happens, you can still be a FRiend in Canada. But I am hopeful you will be in the good ole USA for the rest of your great life.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: deek69
Where Kudlow skips off the record, is when he starts thinking Romney has to take people by the hand and spell it out for them.

You've been out of work for two years. You've got a dimwitted know-it-all in the White House who hasn't just done nothing, but has made it far worse. Then you've got an extremely successful businessman running against him who has helped save 70% of the businesses his concern took the task of helping.

Who are you going to vote for?

Who needs to explain who is going to be better qualified to spark new business? At the very least, who needs to explain Obama just doesn't have a fix in him?

Kudlow, I think you mean well here, but there are times when you can over-think a simple issue, and this is definitely one of them.

The American people may be stupid, but self-interest comes into play at some point, and this president is toast. Learn to accept it.

16 posted on 09/02/2012 9:47:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: deek69
Our so called conservative pundits are full of $hit. Do they really expect Romney to come out with a detailed plan and have it torn apart just a few days later?

Hello overpaid Jerks! It would have been a strategic blunder to come out with a plan and have A$$elrod, et al. attacking it beginning today.

Now you so called conservative Effing Jerks, please STFU. You are proving yourself absolutely useless.

17 posted on 09/02/2012 9:47:27 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: deek69

He may not have closed the deal, but he didn’t blow it either. Progress is in the right direction. We still have a ways to go.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 9:47:42 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: comebacknewt

“He wasn’t even really trying to make that case at the convention. He was just trying to show people that if they want a viable alternative to BHO that he is that man.”

I think you are right. He was trying to make the case to let him make the case, to show that he was not some kind of rich monster, and I suppose they did that OK.

I also read that they wanted to fix up the Republican “brand” which may have needed doing. Despite the 2010 election results it’s pretty amazing how all many (most?) people know about American politics on the federal level is who is the president. Then they’ll know their governor and maybe mayor.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 9:48:08 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: deek69

Did Kudlow make the sale? No.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 9:49:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: deek69

It helps simply if a Mitt administration will stop doing some of the more idiotic things that the Barack administration has been up to. Anything else is gravy.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 9:49:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: jocon307

I do believe that Obama has managed to make it obvious to more Americans that he is the (pseudo?) President than any other American president of recent history. Got to hand that to Barack.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 9:50:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: deek69

well all the anti Romneys here at fr will love this.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 9:56:31 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: deek69

Romney chose another purpose with his speech. Romney wanted to tell America that he was a human being with concern about his country. Kudlow may have issues relating to other human beings. The fact that Kudlow has been married three times and was addicted to cocaine and alcohol tells me something.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 9:58:27 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: madison10

It seems pundits will not be happy till Romney calls Obama the N word


25 posted on 09/02/2012 10:00:06 PM PDT by aheckle
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To: napscoordinator

I agree. We need to be on the lookout for the areas that Romney tamps down Ryan’s conservative message. If Ryan starts sounding like Leiberman and dumping his core values, we might still have problems (Leiberman was a moderate and went hard left for Gore).

So far so good though.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 10:01:21 PM PDT by bondserv (God governs our universe and has seen fit to offer us a pardon.)
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To: jonrick46

Kudlow just doing his thing and selling his soul to his NBC communist Obamabot masters. Sickening!!!!


27 posted on 09/02/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Ronin

If nothing else, Romney made Americans feel good again about the future. Gave them some hope, to coin a phrase. Plus I found it refreshing, and exhilarating, to listen to someone who so obviously loves this country. Obama has never had much good to say about America. The differences between the two men has been clearly defined, as far as I’m concerned. Don’t look for Obama to lean right-—he’ll double down on the leftist junk.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 10:03:32 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: deek69

Romney doesn’t have to make a sale, this election is all about Obama’s failures.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 10:05:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kharis13

Obama is the out of control rapids, Romney is the rock in the middle, that if you reach it, at least gives you a fighting chance to survive.


30 posted on 09/02/2012 10:07:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: deek69

Romney’s job at this convention was to look Presidential, not to run spread sheets. Romney had to make a credible case that it was OK to vote for him instead of Obama. Romney made that case with flying colors.


31 posted on 09/02/2012 10:15:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: Mike Darancette

“Romney’s job at this convention was to look Presidential, not to run spread sheets. Romney had to make a credible case that it was OK to vote for him instead of Obama. Romney made that case with flying colors.”

Exactly! Well said!!!!

Kudlow should have been smart enough to know this.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 10:19:10 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Kharis13

“If nothing else Romney made Americans feel good...”

I didn’t watch the whole convention, but the speeches I watched were very uplifting. (Ryan, Rubio, Martinez..and yes Eastwood).

I will watch selected portions of the Dem convention. I will be surprised if that will be the case. I expect a lot of doom and gloom...and bohonkus.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 10:22:32 PM PDT by berdie
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To: deek69

Romney and Ryan hit Obama on jobs, promise tax cuts

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-and-ryan-hit-obama-on-jobs-20120901,0,4332176.story

Romney promised that under his administration, Americans would have more take-home pay as a result of his tax cuts. “You’re going to see more jobs and more take-home pay, not just because you want it, but because you deserve it,” he said.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 10:22:46 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: woofie

Remember, all Larry cares about is the Stock Market.


35 posted on 09/02/2012 10:25:38 PM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now run by Idiots..Palin 2012...I wish)
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To: deek69
I agree.

BTW, did he even mention our violent lawless borders and this epic, endless uncontrolled country killing immigration from every direction?

36 posted on 09/02/2012 10:26:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Innovative

Yep, in the time I have been watching conventions...they really don’t spell out specifics.

Now, that being said...I’m sure Barry will./s


37 posted on 09/02/2012 10:27:11 PM PDT by berdie
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To: deek69

He did great, better then I expected. He just keeps getting better.


38 posted on 09/02/2012 10:28:27 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: madison10

“Whatever. I thought so. To be honest is was comforting not to listen to the race baiting, lying and “I’s” that constantly come out of EC’s mouth. (EC=Empty Chair)”

EC...I like it.

“Chair” - yet another race baiting code word.


39 posted on 09/02/2012 10:28:49 PM PDT by bronxville ( Obama "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra")
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To: deek69

WTF is open-borders Kudlow talking about? All things considered, Romney did well.


40 posted on 09/02/2012 10:29:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: woofie

I agree with this. Romney’s delivery was good, but the speech itself was weak. Could have been much better.

The most memorable parts of the speech were the parts about his family.


41 posted on 09/02/2012 10:34:13 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: madison10

I finally can pin point what annoys me no end when Obama speaks...its that little whistle sound when he pronounces his ‘s’. To me its nails on a blackboard. Am I alone in this?


42 posted on 09/02/2012 10:46:21 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Conservative4Ever

I’m just annoyed when obama speaks. I’d prefer he didn’t. I can’t stand the sound of his voice.


43 posted on 09/02/2012 10:56:40 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: ottbmare
You’re an economist, a money wonk. You clearly don’t understand that your favorite subject is not sexy.

Anybody who thinks it is sexy should get some counseling.

44 posted on 09/02/2012 11:01:01 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Kudlow is sickening. It is hard to believe that people make such idiots of themselves in the public media.


45 posted on 09/02/2012 11:10:10 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: deek69

I’m with Kudlow. And the “convention bounce” in the polling looks so weak that it’s almost certain the Democrats will be able to roll it back and then some. In the primaries they kept telling us, this election is going to be a referendum on Obama, so we just need a boring candidate who won’t turn anybody off, so that we can keep the focus on Obama. Then they run a convention and Rove and friends direct most of the major speakers to steer clear of criticizing Obama. WTF? The GOP-e never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.


46 posted on 09/02/2012 11:14:28 PM PDT by JediJones (Upcoming Democrat Presidential Primary: Tuesday, November 6, 2012)
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To: Chgogal
Our so called conservative pundits are full of $hit. Do they really expect Romney to come out with a detailed plan and have it torn apart just a few days later?

So when should they come out with the plan? November 5th, because then the dems only have a few hours to attack it. It shows nothing but cowardice to base your moves on a fear that the enemy will attack you for them. How about having some confidence that your plan will actually be more liked by the American public and won't be vulnerable to criticism.

Instead they spent most of the convention responding to the Dems' attacks of the past couple months. Almost every speech was trying desperately to make Republicans sound women-friendly, willing to spend unlimited money on Medicare, and not "too rich." They played defense for most of the convention. Which means the Dems won a lot of ground. They get to play offense again at their convention. Without Eastwood, the convention would've had very little bite at all. He's getting so much press partly because everyone expected to hear the type of things he said all week, but almost all of that talk was concentrated solely in Eastwood's speech. And it probably only happened because Rove and friends didn't dare tell Eastwood what to do according to their timid, focus-grouped, poll-tested playbook.

47 posted on 09/02/2012 11:22:13 PM PDT by JediJones (Upcoming Democrat Presidential Primary: Tuesday, November 6, 2012)
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To: deek69

[[Romney Didn’t Make the Sale]]

And obammer is making the sale? Romeny did a hell of a lot better than whiny o has been doign for the last 3 1/2 years- Hell- even if romeny had stood on stage and never uttered a word he would have doen a hell of a lot better job thjan whiny o has doen for the last 3 1/2 years- Whiny o has done the job for romeny- whiny o has proven that another 4 years of him at the helm would be disasterous for this coutnry and our constitution- a freakin potatoe would do a better job than whiny o has done- Basicallty whiny o has done NOTHING but violate our constitution while partying on America’s dime while millions of peopel have been ouyt of work and lost hteir homes- He and his family have squandered who knows how many humdreds of millions of taxpayer dollars partying liek there was no tomorrow—

Romen is FAR from perfect- but what we have i nthe white hosue right now has been the most disasterous thing this country has doen to itself in a long long time and he needs to be booted out of office with a ‘see ya, don’t let the dopor hit you in the #@%$ o nthe way out’- I cringed when Clinton won secodn term, but cripes- 12 hyears of clinton would have been preferable to whiny o and the damage he has doen this country-

Romeny didn’t need to ‘make the case’- whiny o made the case already and it’;s clear our country hired a complete incompetent who simply wanted to party on our dime while millions suffered at his feet!


48 posted on 09/02/2012 11:22:38 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: JediJones
Any time after the DNC convention and before the debates.
49 posted on 09/02/2012 11:31:09 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: GeronL
Romney doesn’t have to make a sale

That would be a moronic strategy.

50 posted on 09/02/2012 11:38:07 PM PDT by cynwoody
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