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Romney: “It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments” (VIDEO)
hot air ^ | 2/28/12

Posted on 02/28/2012 8:44:07 PM PST by cdchik123

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Given Romney’s track record of political opportunism, what would happen if you could prove to him statistically that calling Obama a socialist would attract independents in the general election instead of driving them away? Would Mitt still object to using that term on principle or would it be time for a second look at red meat? That is to say, how much of his smugness in the clip is justified by being genuinely above-the-fray and how much of it is just a pose aimed at dismissing Santorum as a cheap rhetorical bottom-feeder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VDuA1yuQo6E

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 02/28/2012 8:44:15 PM PST by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123
It depends on who is being incinerated.
2 posted on 02/28/2012 8:48:43 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: cdchik123

It works well for Barry and the ‘RATS. The Republicans need to try it some time.


3 posted on 02/28/2012 8:50:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: cdchik123

Romney is a certain loser in November


4 posted on 02/28/2012 8:56:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Romney is a certain loser in November
5 posted on 02/28/2012 9:07:19 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cdchik123

When I look at Mittens, I see a real wimp.


6 posted on 02/28/2012 9:12:59 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: cdchik123
He sounds like McCain. Yeah, that really worked for us./sarc

"I have to tell you. Sen. Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States," McCain told a supporter at a town hall meeting in Minnesota who said he was “scared” of the prospect of an Obama presidency and of who the Democrat would appoint to the Supreme Court.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14479.html

7 posted on 02/28/2012 9:14:50 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Still Thinking

true that


8 posted on 02/28/2012 9:21:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cdchik123

Thanks Mitt for letting us know what you really think of us.


9 posted on 02/28/2012 9:28:10 PM PST by lquist1
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Willard, you are too chicken to tell the truth!


10 posted on 02/28/2012 9:39:57 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Bellflower

McCain without the excitement.

Pray for America


11 posted on 02/28/2012 9:48:06 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: bray
McCain without the excitement.

At least, McCain intended to insult the base.

Romney does it by accident.

12 posted on 02/28/2012 10:00:16 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: cdchik123
Romney: “It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments>"

It's also very easy to tick off the base and they all stay home.

13 posted on 02/28/2012 10:14:46 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: okie01

Good point, McCain hates Republicans.


14 posted on 02/28/2012 10:24:26 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: cdchik123

If Mittens, and the MSM, would go after Obama as hard as they have gone after Republicans - CONSERVATIVE Republicans, specifically - then we wouldn’t be sitting in this boat overlooking the precipice of failed-countries!

Even worse than the picture I painted above, is the fact that we got Obama - The Won - standing and doing his best George Washington “Crossing the Delaware” pose as he is proudly guiding us toward that very precipice!


15 posted on 02/28/2012 10:43:20 PM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ExTxMarine
If Mittens, and the MSM, would go after Obama as hard as they have gone after Republicans - CONSERVATIVE Republicans, specifically - then we wouldn’t be sitting in this boat overlooking the precipice of failed-countries!

Funny how Mittens and his backers are trying to destroy Conservatives while giving Obama plenty of room and time to decide how best to take Mittens out of the race.

Now is the time that Obama should be on the defensive, and should be kept on the defensive until November. Instead, Obama and his gang get to watch Romney destroy the Conservatives, waste a lot of his and his Super PACs' money in the process, and then find themselves trying to stay afloat when Obama cuts loose on him.

The day the Republican nominee is decided is the day that Obama's people truly go on the offensive, and after what Willard has been doing, it's going to be tough for any Republican to quickly regroup and take on Obama in the general election.
16 posted on 02/28/2012 11:29:26 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: cdchik123

Just like people in the media; also like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie saying that Newt was going a little overboard with his language about Obama. Duh, now we are not suppose to call out Obama for his unconstitutional activities or to show the differences in a pro growth idea vs. the redistribution of wealth idea. It is becoming very scary to see the establishment and the media taking away our voices to refer to us as extreme. We are being silence through political correctness, making individuals have least confidence in themselves relying on the government and by the weak politicians and their policies. Get me a patriot, like now. Where are the strong patriots who want to fight. I am supporting Newt to the end. Very upset about this mess that we’re in because I want reforms.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 12:21:04 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: lquist1

It’s the opposite. Mitt’s just telling us what the world thinks of us. Nearly every school teacher works to indoctrinate their students in a liberal world view. The media is against us along with academia. Sometimes conservatives are utterly naive.

Our agenda isn’t going to be well served if we’re easily painted as kooks and radicals. Santorum fell right into the trap and stayed there. It is bad strategy. Instead we need to be the steady voice of reason. I like Santorum, but unless he can focus and stay on message he’s not ready for prime time. When you’re winning you don’t need to go on the offensive, you just work hard to hold the line.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 4:01:05 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Salvation

Willard, you are too chicken to tell the truth!

He’s too stupid to know the truth. The whole , I can’t say anything bad about anyone but Republicans, is a loser game plan.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 4:14:08 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: cdchik123

Don’t rouse the peasants!


20 posted on 02/29/2012 4:51:52 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: cdchik123
Romney: “It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments”

Sounds like you're finally coming around, Willard. Better get at it then. ;)

21 posted on 02/29/2012 6:17:19 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: bray
McCain without the excitement.

I always kind of thought the GOP kept McCain around so the Dems wouldn't feel bad about having crazy old Uncle Howie (Dean) in the closet. A marxist given to apoplectic seizures -- they even LOOK alike. At least the Dems were smart enough not to nominate THEIRS to the presidency. [facepalm] OTOH, I think that's what half the GOPe thinks they're there for; to keep the National Socialists permanently and safely in power.

22 posted on 02/29/2012 6:23:39 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: freedomfiter2

**know the truth**

Then I guess he joins ranks with Pontius Pilate in asking Jesus Christ, “What is truth?”


23 posted on 02/29/2012 10:48:38 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: bray
Good point, McCain hates Republicans.

And he especially hates conervative Republicans.

Remember, when we beat back amnesty, we were "assholes".

I cannot believe I voted for the man in 2008. Well, actually, I voted for Palin.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 6:24:44 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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