Skip to comments.Romney's $10,000 bet highlights personal wealth (RINO Romney is toast; Peggy Noonan deeply saddened)
Posted on 12/10/2011 9:34:14 PM PST by jimbo123
He could have bet a beer. Or maybe a steak dinner.
But during a heated dispute with Rick Perry during Saturday night's debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Mitt Romney extended his right hand and asked the Texas governor if he'd wager $10,000 to settle a dispute over his healthcare record. The rich bet instantly provided Romney's opponents with new ammunition for their charge that he's out of touch with middle-class America.
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Interesting point. Also, having a Republican do it would essentially neutralize the ability of the GOP to halt or hinder the transformation of the US into a socialist paradise. And I don't think Romney would be really averse to the police state aspects of doing so, either.
In any case, I was out and missed the debate (I'll try to watch a replay later) but it sounds as if things went about as expected.
Maybe true. He just wants to fritter our freedoms away while he has an easy time of playing king in DC, surrounded by an adoring MSM and wheeling/dealing our personal rights down the toilet.
He was asked a question and he gave a very good answer. And Perry never mentioned Newt or anyone else.
***Because these dopes, as you call them, showed the courage to stand up!***
You get it;)
Whatever the motivation behind volunteering for public office - these ‘beauty pageants’ have to be the most demeaning/exhilarating/exhausting/painful/challenging/unnerving/despicable/debilitating/sweat flopping experiences for any ‘normal’ human being.
Having to defend your life from birth, through adolescence (Newt’s first marriage), college courses, elective office infighting, marital conflict, all your conversations with every person you ever met, odd family members, religious conversion, jewelry purchases, diet and all other hobbies or interests unrelated to governing.
This is why low-level political experience as a house member or senator is important. Usually, you learn what you need to do to overcome these things. In retrospect, Palin should have run against Murkowski for the senate seat.
Not to everyone, though. Somebody's got to pay for the pie.
I do not believe that Mitt Romney is 100% self-seeking.
I think he is at least in part trying to help carry out God's plan on this Earth (as are many of us).
The problem I have is that I am not privy to what Romney thinks God's plan is.
I agree, but like all RINO's he would take the path of least resistance as President and try to please everyone. Everyone except Conservatives.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opposed to gambling, including lotteries sponsored by governments. Church leaders have encouraged Church members to join with others in opposing the legalization and government sponsorship of any form of gambling.
These people are so out of touch with the average joe-six-pack it's not even funny.
Our representative republic was set up so that any American with a desire to serve in public capacity could do so.
Now, you have to be a millionaire to even come close to getting your message out and run a campaign.
Our system has been grossly perverted.
That said, everyone is missing the larger context, here. And most seem to be falling for it. It's class warfare. Romney gave everyone the 'GOP are nothing but rich _______.' stick, and even conservatives are using it to beat him.
Yes, Romney's fault. But don't be so quick to fall into the MSM trap.
Perry should have countered with donating the money to a charity like Wounded Warriors.
I agree with most of what you wrote but Sen. Rubio decided not to get in and Mr. Cain withdrew from the race, each for reasons of his own.
Our candidates chose for themselves to step forward (or not) and we are free to nominate whichever we prefer from among them. I think people complain too much about our slate and how it was formed.
In hindsight, considering Newt’s rise to the top, Palin could have absolutely overcome any negative numbers.
Romney is still a radical socialist and unacceptable. Since he is a socialist, he is a fool.
Whatever Palin was reading in her polling, it had to convince her that the numbers would not move. I agree. I know too many religious, conservative women who just can't stand her and too many young people who don't like her.
But LS, the same can be said about Newt, too. Just look at FR.
You know, I could seriously see Romney bragging about how efficient he runs a police state compared to anyone else, lol.