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Mitt Romney: A good man. The right fight.(Look at THIS BS)!
The Washington ComPost ^ | November 28 2012 | By Stuart Stevens

Posted on 11/28/2012 12:23:53 PM PST by US Navy Vet

Stuart Stevens was the chief strategist for the Romney presidential campaign.

Over the years, one of the more troubling characteristics of the Democratic Party and the left in general has been a shortage of loyalty and an abundance of self-loathing. It would be a shame if we Republicans took a narrow presidential loss as a signal that those are traits we should emulate.

I appreciate that Mitt Romney was never a favorite of D.C.’s green-room crowd or, frankly, of many politicians. That’s why, a year ago, so few of those people thought that he would win the Republican nomination. But that was indicative not of any failing of Romney’s but of how out of touch so many were in Washington and in the professional political class. Nobody liked Romney except voters. What began in a small field in New Hampshire grew into a national movement. It wasn’t our campaign, it was Romney. He bested the competition in debates, and though he was behind almost every candidate in the GOP primary at one time or the other, he won the nomination and came very close to winning the presidency.

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KEYWORDS: authorondrugs; barf; bsarticle; cinofail; election2012; flunkey; mittensfail; puke; rommney; romneysflunky; stuartstevens
RINO ASSCovering on Parade here!
1 posted on 11/28/2012 12:24:01 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Loser.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 12:29:50 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: US Navy Vet

Romney, the man, I like and respect.

Romney, the RINO, I loathe and f*rt in the general direction of.

Repulsican “leadership” (an oxymoron, if ever there was one) should just put a large plastic bag over each of their collective little heads, seal the bags, and do us all a favor.


3 posted on 11/28/2012 12:29:50 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: US Navy Vet

GOP 2012: Giving america a clear choice at election time. You could vote for the liberal, anti gun, big government architect of the new health care law...or you could vote for obama.

Oh, and don’t forget about the smart tactic of telling all of the libertarians to get lost. After all, romney had millions of votes to spare!

But hey, go ahead and keep thinking romney really won and it was all voter fraud.


4 posted on 11/28/2012 12:29:51 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: US Navy Vet

It seems to me that Mittens spent MOST of his time from early and mid 2008 Stabbing John McPain and ALL Conservatives in the Back after his GOP-e loss in the Primaries that year. Just Like John McPain spent MOST of the 2000s Stabbing George W. Bush and ALL Conservative in the Back after his loss in 2000. Let’s face it RINOS and the GOP-e are NOTHING BUT BACK-STABBERS!


5 posted on 11/28/2012 12:31:11 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
While Romney is not nearly as conservative as I would have liked, after watching him over the course of the campaign I have come to believe he is a decent man.

Doesn't matter now though. And come 2016, no more softy-moderates! No more RINOs. That little yarn about moderates being so much more 'electable' than real conservatives has worn seriously thin.

6 posted on 11/28/2012 12:31:49 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: US Navy Vet

What a load of bull chips. And I haven’t even got beyond the opening where he declares the GOPe a year ago didn’t think Romney would win the nomination.


7 posted on 11/28/2012 12:35:30 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Orangedog

It absolutely was voter fraud, in plain sight. No way there were fewer voters than in 08. No way. This is not the first time it has happened, and it won’t be the last. Why is it that our neighbor, Canada, has legitimate voter ID laws and we don’t? Can you answer that? It wouldn’t matter if we had had Winston Churchill as our candidate, we would have lost. Romney was a decent man and certainly more electable than the other damaged and weak Republican candidates.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 12:36:23 PM PST by NotTallTex
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To: US Navy Vet

Okay, I’m getting a little further in now, and he declared that anyone making less than $50K a year is below the middle class.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 12:37:36 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: US Navy Vet

10 posted on 11/28/2012 12:39:15 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: US Navy Vet
Perhaps we should stop listening to the architects of our defeat.
11 posted on 11/28/2012 12:39:47 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor
Perhaps we should stop listening to the architects of our defeat.

...And just leave the USELESS republican party!

I did, because they are not worth fighting for any more. Conservatism is worth the struggle, but the republican party can GFT!

12 posted on 11/28/2012 12:43:53 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Romney.... aka "El Sin Cojones ... is the human equivalent of
Imitation Vanilla
Artificially Flavored
No Fat, No Dairy, No Sugar,
Frozen Yogurt-type "Product"

Although I admittedly am not a medical man, it was quite difficult for me to tell if this Mormon Milquetoast Bland-o-Rama was alive or dead. Seriously. Did anyone ever hold up a mirror to his nostrils, slap him, pinch his cheeks? Any reaction?

I blame the loss on The Mormon Milquetoast going into some sort of "Prevent Defense" when the Rocket Surgeons who ran his campaign told him he was "ahead" after the first debate. The Mombasa MF gave him a tremendous opening on Benghazi in debate 2, which Mitt muffed.

I also remain unconvinced that fraud was not a major factor in the Marxist Mulatto's wins in those "Swing States." BTW, I am a Sore-Loser!

13 posted on 11/28/2012 12:43:55 PM PST by Kenny Bunk
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To: US Navy Vet
Nobody liked Romney except voters.

Not enough of them. Wotta maroon!

14 posted on 11/28/2012 12:45:10 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: US Navy Vet
though he was behind almost every candidate in the GOP primary at one time or the other,

___

Yeah. With a shiv between the ribs.

15 posted on 11/28/2012 12:47:37 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: US Navy Vet

I think he did alright, truth is, probably never were going to overcome the Democrat voting Machine, and I don’t mean fraud, but just the way they can turn out voters (homeless, minorities, etc, etc). Thats all this was really, if you look at how they managed this over the past 4 years, you will see that the Republicans were clearly outmaneuvered in that arena. No need to hate.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 12:52:44 PM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: txrefugee

“He bested the competition in debates, and though he was behind almost every candidate in the GOP primary at one time or the other, he won the nomination and came very close to winning the presidency.”

What a lying SOB. Romney was handpicked by the GOP establishment to run for president. All others were never given a chance. No matter how bad Romney ever did in a debate he was always considered he winner...just by showing up and “looking presidential”. Fox News shamelessly supported the old RINO. All the liberal media shamelessly supported Romney while viciously attacking the other candidates. The Kenyan completely ignored the other candidates and started attacking Romney DURING THE GOP primary. One of the main reasons Romney lost was his incompetent campaign staff, led by this jerk. They hid their candidate from talk shows and refused to let him be questioned so people could really get to know him. Then they hogtied him after the first debate. Stevens was a liability to Romney, but Romney didn’t have enough sense to get rid of him.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 12:53:15 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Orangedog

Romney was the most libertarian candidate that republicans have ever run.

The problem was not that he wasn’t liberal enough to attract libertarians.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 12:54:43 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: Paradox

GO AWAY!


19 posted on 11/28/2012 12:56:19 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ansel12
Romney was the most libertarian candidate that republicans have ever run.

The more I think about this, the more accurate I realize it is. And he wasn't even a good Libertarian.

20 posted on 11/28/2012 12:57:49 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: NotTallTex

Ageed, I;m stunned that even on here some forget the massive voter fraud which took place, The Chicago machine with Holder had 4 years of corruption and time to rig an election.

If anyone had time they would look up where all the fraud was and yes it happened in those swong states in those Dem counties.

Col West showed us how republican votes were not counted, how they stayed open down ehre for two days and never checked ID which was against state law, bags of votes being found in corners of a room, votes with illegals dead etc being counted

All the fraud and which lost us the election came in those Dem counties


21 posted on 11/28/2012 12:58:07 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
after watching him over the course of the campaign I have come to believe he is a decent man.

Not much of a standard for judging what is decent inside of a man is it?

Shouldn't you look at what the man believed and taught, what he devoted his life to advancing in the public sphere, his politics, his political agenda, his legacy, the vile causes that he has devoted his fortune and life to?

22 posted on 11/28/2012 12:59:47 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: Alex Murphy

never mattered who we had as the voter fraud which took place in Dem counties always had obama as the winner.

Hell look at the Dem county in FL which suddenly found another bag of votes sitting in the corner or never checking ID for illegals to vote, or dead people voting, or others voting more than once.

If we had a dream ticket we would have still lost, the Chicago machine had 4 years to rig this election with the help of Holder.

Does anyone seriously think we will win in 2016 if we do not stop this fraud?


23 posted on 11/28/2012 1:02:03 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 9YearLurker
Maybe if you had an ounce of self-control and read the whole piece you might see how right Newt is and you might get over the chip on your shoulder regarding Romney.

We lost because of a "perfect storm" described thusly:

Obama turned those problems into advantages and rode that strategy to victory. But he was a charismatic African American president with a billion dollars, no primary and media that often felt morally conflicted about being critical. How easy is that to replicate?

24 posted on 11/28/2012 1:03:52 PM PST by newzjunkey (moo)
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To: 9YearLurker
Oops. I confused this other piece with Newt's penned piece over here.
25 posted on 11/28/2012 1:05:08 PM PST by newzjunkey (moo)
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To: US Navy Vet

When someone to the left of Bill Clinton can register republican in 1993 and 19 years later be the party’s nominee for President——

while still campaigning against the party’s platform for being pro-life, call for homosexual Scout leaders and a gay military——

and his only political accomplishments in a single term in elective office, being that he gave the nation gay marriage and Romney Care, and appointed 75% non-republican judges-—

then something is wrong within the republican system.


26 posted on 11/28/2012 1:10:44 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: newzjunkey

The personality of Romney is responsible for his campaign’s systematic approach to overcoming systemic challenges in the election.

He was after all running as an experienced executive for an executive position.


27 posted on 11/28/2012 1:14:36 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: US Navy Vet
GO AWAY!

It truly pains me to have been bested in a battle of wits, by a relative newcomer such as yourself. Congratulations.

28 posted on 11/28/2012 1:22:28 PM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: US Navy Vet

The article is right on. This is the campaign Romney ran, and which republicans are considering retreating from.

Don’t know why anyone would criticize this article, he is arguing against a retreat to the left.


29 posted on 11/28/2012 1:24:11 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: US Navy Vet

The ONLY way to get control from GOP-e and the RINOs and WIN decisivly is to get a Modern Re-incarnation of Lee Atwater(the LAST GOP Consultant who KICKED ASS) and FIGHT JUST AS LOW-DOWN AND DIRTY AS THE DEMS DO!


30 posted on 11/28/2012 1:27:16 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

leftists love GOP losers


31 posted on 11/28/2012 1:32:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: US Navy Vet

Romney ran an anti illegals, pro free market, anti Obamacare, anti tax, pro military campaign. He even criticized the takers. Why any of you would reject a defense of that campaign is beyond me. This article is calling on republicans to man up. Good idea.


32 posted on 11/28/2012 1:43:12 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: ansel12
Romney was the most libertarian candidate that republicans have ever run.

Really? What were his libertarian policies? Was is the part where he banned semi auto guns? Was is the where he forced people at gun point to buy health insurance? How about where he took all that government money for the olympics? Global warming? Really, I must have missed it with all his big government liberal policies blocking the view of his libertarian positions.

33 posted on 11/28/2012 2:51:24 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: NotTallTex
No way there were fewer voters than in 08. No way.

I know it's hard accepting that your establishment shoved the worst candidate ever down your throats, but they did and he lost. Once again, the GOP finds another candidate who smelled so bad that they wouldn't even hold their noses to vote for him.

Why is it that our neighbor, Canada, has legitimate voter ID laws and we don’t? Can you answer that?

No, I can't. Maybe you could ask a Canadian?

34 posted on 11/28/2012 2:59:13 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

Abortion, homosexuals in the military and Boy Scouts, he explained everything away as states rights, even his Romneycare and gun laws, he was definitely not a social conservative, his governorship even gave us homosexual marriage, he helped bring porn to the Marriot Hotel chain.

Ann Coulter calls him the most libertarian republican candidate in history, and her list probably covers other areas than mine.


35 posted on 11/28/2012 3:00:27 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: Andrei Bulba

Romney’s campaign was fake, and unconvincing.

The draft evading, anti-war liberal candidate from a family which has NEVER served in the military in 170 years of living here, turned war hawk. The man at the center of two illegal alien scandals over 11 years, as defender of the borders.

The guy who looted the treasury for the winter Olympics and gave us Obama care as the anti-tax, anti-Romneycare candidate?

The man who rejected the pro-life platform, and wanted to homosexualize the military and the Boy Scouts?

The guy who attacked Reagan and claimed he was pro-abortion, and who dissed Palin and conservatism and the tea party?

The guy who identified gun owners as crazy nuts, the pathological liar?

The guy who lost to Jimmy Carter the second?

The cult leader guy who actually thinks that he is in the process of becoming a God?


36 posted on 11/28/2012 3:09:40 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12

Calling romney a libertarian makes as much sense as calling Genghis Khan a pacifist. And ann coulter is an giant preying mantis wearing a blonde wig.


37 posted on 11/28/2012 3:23:21 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

No one called him a libertarian, he is leftist, but not that leftist.


38 posted on 11/28/2012 3:29:20 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12
I think Romney lost because he came across as stiff and boring. He didn't motivate people to vote for him because he was too worried about playing it safe. That strategy got him most of the anti Obama votes but not much more.
39 posted on 11/28/2012 3:29:59 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Although I admittedly am not a medical man, it was quite difficult for me to tell if this Mormon Milquetoast Bland-o-Rama was alive or dead. Seriously. Did anyone ever hold up a mirror to his nostrils, slap him, pinch his cheeks? Any reaction? I blame the loss on The Mormon Milquetoast going into some sort of "Prevent Defense" when the Rocket Surgeons who ran his campaign told him he was "ahead" after the first debate. The Mombasa MF gave him a tremendous opening on Benghazi in debate 2, which Mitt muffed. I also remain unconvinced that fraud was not a major factor in the Marxist Mulatto's wins in those "Swing States." BTW, I am a Sore-Loser!

Maybe just a loser ...

40 posted on 11/28/2012 3:38:22 PM PST by x
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To: peeps36

He was stiff and unnatural because he was running against almost everything that he believes in.

Mitt was representing a party of people in which he despises and disagrees with most of them. The republican base is foreign to him, he dislikes them, their conservative politics, their religion, their culture and even their nation, at least as they created it.

Mitt was speaking a foreign language, and saying things that were the opposite of his personal beliefs, he could never relax and speak from the heart.


41 posted on 11/28/2012 3:41:12 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: US Navy Vet

42 posted on 11/28/2012 4:09:15 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Andrei Bulba
Romney ran an anti illegals, pro free market, anti Obamacare, anti tax, pro military campaign.

Election year conversions mean little.

43 posted on 11/29/2012 12:03:09 AM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Too young to remember Goldwater?


44 posted on 11/29/2012 6:01:43 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Over the years, one of the more troubling characteristics of the Democratic Party and the left in general has been a shortage of loyalty and an abundance of self-loathing.

Totally delusional.

The Democrats supported Clinton in all his scandals. They have no problem with Maxine Waters and her scandals. They have absolutely no self-loathing, and can overlook the most loathsome of activities if the candidate can win. Even losing candidates get the benefit of the doubt.

45 posted on 11/29/2012 6:10:32 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: peeps36; ansel12; x
I think Romney lost because he came across as stiff and boring. He didn't motivate people to vote for him
because he was too worried about playing it safe.
That strategy got him most of the anti Obama votes but not much more.

BTTT, and ever so much politer than my remarks.

46 posted on 11/29/2012 9:39:48 AM PST by Kenny Bunk
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