Skip to comments.Blast from the past: Dukakis to attack Romney’s gubernatorial record at DNC
Posted on 09/03/2012 9:51:11 PM PDT by Justaham
Michael Dukakis fanatics at this years Democratic National Convention should start getting psyched: The 1988 Democratic presidential nominee is coming to town Tuesday.
We will be flying down [to Charlotte] tomorrow morning and will be there for the balance of the convention talking about [former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt] Romneys pathetic economic record as governor of Massachusetts, Dukakis emailed The Daily Caller on Monday.
Under Romney we were fourth from the bottom in job creation 47th out of 50, he continued. If anybody thinks Romney knows how to turn the economy around, he is kidding himself. And when he left office, the states infrastructure was a wreck.
A former Massachusetts governor himself, Dukakis said he does not have a speaking slot at the convention, but will be sitting on the convention floor with the Massachusetts delegation and doing a lot of press.
The Romney campaign hit back at Dukakis attacks in an email to TheDC.
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Blast from the past.
Of course he will tell us all about Romney’s shortcomings. After all, Dukakis was the one who did the “Massachusetts Miracle”, as he bragged about in ‘88.
And, we are supposed to be shocked and awed by Dukakis, because as a former Mass. governor, he has unique qualifications to judge Romney’s record as governor.
I hope they do bring him on... just what they need, a candidate who couldn’t beat a Bush a generation ago.
Yup - a loser like Dukakis is the best they’ve got against Mitt Happens!
Will Fritz Mondale be serving lutefisk and kringla an the lobby? Will George McGovern advise Obama on VP selection?
Whatever happened to Kitty Dukakis? Last thing I remember was her drinking rubbing alcohol.
I would have to agree that if they needed an expert witness on what it means to be a pathetic governor, the choice of Dukakis was brilliant and inspired.
They are trotting out this tired has been? He was a dud in 1988. This is a man who makes John Effin’ Kerry look like an overly excited teenager.
I’m no fan of Romney’s record either.
On the other hand, we know nothing of Obama’s record prior to around 2002.
If Romney has to run on his full record, why doesn’t Obama have to run on his FULL record?
Factually correct, but a statistic created by the Socialists.
With 4 1/2% unemployment and a comparatively small population, numerically there weren't many people to put to work.
Either that, or the dems are hard pressed to find anyone willing to attend this dog's breakfast of a convention.
Is he gonna arrive in a tank?
They are trying to find somebody more ridiculous than Obama.
So far no luck.
Neat or on cotton balls?
Did Willie Horton get a pass so he could attend as well?
“I’m your father, Luke!”
Hopefully Dukakis speech will tank the Dems chances in November
CNNs Bernard Shaw: “Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?”
Dukakis immediately replied, “No, I don’t, and I think you know that I’ve opposed the death penalty during all of my life.” stoically, showing zero emotion.
Remember also that Dukakis had a 17 point lead against George H.W. Bush In the registered voter/likely voter polls before losing in one of America’s worst landslide defeats, for all of you FReepers who like to scare the crap out of yourself on a daily basis with all these polls where you’re about to drink hemlock because you think Romney/Ryan ought to be polling at 89% right now. Then election day came and it was absurdly clear that Dukakis never had a chance to win the White House.
Keep calm and carry on.
“Will Fritz Mondale be serving lutefisk and kringla an the lobby? Will George McGovern advise Obama on VP selection?”
Yes! And Jimmah Carter will be serving Rabbit-Peanut pate.
Dukakis, Carter, Clinton Unplugged, Kerry, Fauxcahontas, Crist, Durbin, Rahm, Fluke, Barney Frank, Caroline Kennedy, Deval Patrick, Pelosi, Dirty Harry Reid, Sebelius, Debbie Wasserman Schultz...
Disaster heading to North Carolina..
Well, Dukakis was beaten fairly badly in the electoral vote, but GHWB won by a popular vote margin only 0.45% more than Obama in 2008.
So calling it one of the worst landslides ever would be a bit of a stretch. But it certainly was one of the biggest poll collapses ever.
Yep, Hurricane Democrat has landed.
Last I checked the electoral vote is what determines POTUS. Popular vote is not in line with our Republic and would undermine the very bedrock on which it is established. We are United “states”. each of which has a legitimate “vote” for POTUS. Popular vote would let populous liberal city centers... NY and LA... pick our President. The Electoral College protects States Rights.
So funny. Let’s see if the “Fact Checkers” will come out and tell us that the unemployment rate was so low in the country at that time that even being #47 out of 50 states meant your state was doing well, basically. You’re correct, there isn’t much of a population left to employee when the rate gets so to a low level. Especially in small cities like Boston.
*** meant left to employ
At 4-1/2% you’re basically at what economists think of as “full employment”, at least in a country with as many benefits for not working as ours.
Geez, I thought he was dead.
Dukakais and Carter...it doesn’t get much better than this.....for REPUBS
Duker Dukaka, a loser then a loser now.
(In a mechanical, robotic voice) CODE WORD ALERT! CODE WORD ALERT! STATES RIGHTS- RACIST! STATES RIGHTS- RACIST! STATES RIGHTS- RACIST!