Skip to comments.Romney says Clinton can 'do a man a lot of good' (BARF)
Posted on 09/25/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
NEW YORK (AP) Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney is unlikely to win Bill Clinton's vote, but that doesn't mean he can't soak up a bit of the popular former president's luster.
The two men stood side by side Tuesday as Clinton introduced Romney before the GOP candidate's speech to Clinton's annual global conference in New York. Clinton recalled working with Romney to save AmeriCorps, and praised the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to persuade fellow Republicans to support the national service program.
Romney, taking the podium, returned the compliment.
"If there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from Bill Clinton can do a man a lot of good," he said, prompting loud laughter and applause from the crowd.
It was a clear nod to Clinton's speech praising President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention earlier in September, and the slight uptick in the polls that Obama enjoyed soon after.
"All I have to do now is wait a few days for that bounce to happen," Romney quipped.
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That’s true. It’s WOMEN that need to be nervous around him.
” Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney is unlikely to win Bill Clinton’s vote, but that doesn’t mean he can’t soak up a bit of the popular former president’s luster. “
Any “luster” on Bill Clinton is likely to be dried semen.
so it was taken out of context.
Luster or DNA evidence?
I listened to the comments. Romney was just trying to be polite and humorous. Nothing wrong with that.
Breaking News? I don’t think so Tim.
C’mon, we can’t be overreacting to good-natured ribbing. Saw this on the tube and it was pretty funny.
Clinton is a disgusting person.
Now why is he there instead of Ohio? I don't get the GOP Elite's obsession with making country club liberals like us.
Clinton is out for himself. He wants to get back into that WH, and the best chance for him to do this is if Romney ‘wins’ the election in 2012, so Hillary can go up against Romney in 2016. Versus Obama really mucking up the country for another 4 years, and then the electorate will want to throw out every RAT with the entire dirty bathwater in 2016, leaving Hillary with a worse uphill battle to get in the WH. Clinton’s no dummy. He’s playing both sides in this game now.
Actually, Romney reveals (again) that he’s a decent and good man who can crack a good joke.
BTW, Bill Clinton, very likely, is voting for Romney.
Ok fine, but tell me -- why is Romney hanging out with Bill Clinton and Manhattan Upper West Side liberals instead of, I don't know, campaigning in the heartland with people who might actually vote for him?
Contextualize Romney's decision to take a day away from the campaign to support Bill Clinton's foundation? What is Romney getting out of this, aside from sucking up to people who will not support him no matter what he does? I don't get why Republicans crave the approval of the chattering classes.
Sheesh, It was a joke... vain praise of Clinton while mocking Obama... You gotta move through theses circles and you have to do it with a kind of backhanded charm... Reaganesque if you ask me.
It was a joke
Well, I’m guessing he was invited to speak and knew there’d be a lot of press around to cover it. Not everything is sinister, you know.
beat me.i like your follow up too
FYI: Clinton, the rapist, molester, philander who had his law license suspended for lying under oath and only the second President to be impeached has an approval rating of 65%. Sick but true.
“Thats true. Its WOMEN that need to be nervous around him.”
Not any more! You need to understand from whence the doctors took the veins to repair his damaged heart. The veins in his legs were unusable!
Bubba just sat there, with his inbred mouth hanging open, day dreaming about gettin’ it on with a mummy.
Clinton’s remarks about Romney’s sterling business career helped him when he was being portrayed as the evil Bain vulture.
Obama is appearing at the same forum. It is just another venue to express his views, which he did well in his defense of free enterprise. And besides the fact that his remarks will garner more MSM coverage than his remarks on the hustings, it is FREE.
I think given the right circumstances Bill Clinton could ‘do a lot of good’, the man seems to have the stamina of a mule.
Wee Willie kissing up to Slick Willie
Romney was basically making a joke. Clinton was credited with a big Obama bounce. So Romney was saying he wonderted if his bounce would happen after being introduced by Clinton.
Good grief, it was an opportunity to speak and people here, I guess, would have preferred Romney to get up and say “Thanks Azzhole”.
Might be funny but it wouldn’t play well. LOL
Mittster at his finest, working across the aisle on Socialism.
Plus, welcome back, Alter Kaker! You sure took a drubbing on that thread for defending Islam instead of the First Amendment. If you ever care to rejoin that thread, there are a few dozen responses to your post #15 that bear receiving your attention.
For a second I thought this was satire....
Except that Bubba prefers to do women.
He's going to be here in Ohio today. It seems like every five minutes the radio station is breaking in with traffic alerts and warnings not to bring umbrellas to the rally.
Can't just preach to the choir all the time, and you never know, some in that audience may lean toward those concepts and Romney's presence there just may change some minds. Obama's words are nothing more than sloganeering, while Romney's sound rooted in reality, surely, some there perceive that, however nuanced to their way of thinking.
The problem is Romney is right.
This is a good thing.Makes Obama out to be a liar about Romney.
So because you disagree with me on a completely different subject you’ve now decide to spam unrelated threads? Go for it buddy.
These types of (real or phony) compliments between politicians of opposite parties are run-of-the-mill and done all the time. I did it myself when in elective office. It's part of being polite and classy when you find yourself in similar situation....and it's part of not being a sullen boor in a civilized society.
Too many conservatives are terrific in every aspect of ideology, but woefully lacking in knowledge of politiking that goes on in the big leagues, and understanding it.
Screaming wolf on every single little thing, especially if it involves the usual age-old rites connected with campaigning, will result in you-know-what.......being eaten by the wolf.
Just thought I’d give you the opportunity to defend your otherwise destroyed argument. :-)
I know someone who once attended a ballgame and drank beer with Clinton. In that narrow context of shooting the bull and getting drunk with him, he found Clinton to be a terrific guy. Somehow I don’t think that’s what Mitt meant though.
The context defined what Mitt meant. He actually said >>a few words from Clinton<< can help a guy out. He didn’t say Clinton can help a guy out.
He was alluding to Clinton speaking for O at their convention.
Then he said he would wait to see if Clinton’s words introducing him at this global initiative event would help HIM out.
It was a joke and also made a point about Obama needing Clinton to help him.
OFF-TOPIC: Daniel Craig to host SNL on 10/6/12.....
Hey, has your mother-in-law left the 0bama bandwagon?
It’s my MOTHER and, no, she hasn’t left the Obama bandwagon yet.
Very very very frustrating.
Not looking forward to Thanksgiving this year at all!
In case anyone didn’t notice, at the end of Romney’s speech, quite a few of the participants got up and gave Romney a standing ovation. Mitt gave an excellent speech.