Skip to comments.Romney: Elect me and I won't embarrass you (Is that a good reason to vote for him?)
Posted on 03/02/2012 6:26:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Romney has opened a 16 point lead over Santorum in the most recent Rasmussen poll. This means it's just about time for the Mittster to say something off the wall stupid and remind people why they don't want him as the nominee.
Every time Romney gets a little momentum going, he stumbles, blunders, and ends up with egg on his face. I guess Mitt is one of those guys who just can't stand success.
In a speech to his largest audience in recent memory Thursday, Mitt Romney pledged that he would never embarrass the American people in the White House.
That assurance - which the campaign previously deployed against Newt Gingrich in Iowa - appeared to be a veiled swipe against the Republican presidential slate at large.
"What we need in leadership is individuals who will tell the truth and will live with integrity," Romney told the raucous audience. "I will not embarrass you in the White House."
In the run-up to Michigan's primary, Romney's chief rival, former Sen. Rick Santorum, had to massage a number of controversial statements on social issues. He said he regretted saying John F. Kennedy's defense of the separation between church and state made him want to "throw up" and provoked ire with comments about women serving in the military.
Recently Romney himself has had to clean up a series of verbal gaffes, including a flubbed response to a question about a Republican-backed congressional amendment and two casual references to his wealth that provoked his opponents' glee.
Romney's appearance in Idaho Falls was met with wild applause by the more than 2,500 people who turned out to Skyline High School to cheer on the GOP presidential candidate.
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If that isn’t a compelling campaign pitch, I don’t know what is (eyeball roll).
Romney: Elect me and I won’t embarrass you
Dont elect me and you’ll wish you hadnt been born
I wondered where he could get wild applause. Mormon country.
Mitt Romney pledged that he would never embarrass the American people in the White House.
Makes one wonder just what other kookie thing Willie Mitty gets up to in his spare time...
My own best estimate is that Romney or Gingrich either one could win a national election, but that Santorum could not. We need to get Santorum out of the picture.
Ahhhh... excuse me, Willard, but you have already embarrassed us more than enough. Now please go away.
Does he try to be such a tool?
He’s going to change?
He embarrsses me as a candidate. How out of touch can one man be?
WHERE IS THE BARF ALERT? This Romney turd makes me sick... literally..
How about not disgusting me?
Republicans may take both the House and Senate, like George Will suggested, but then they'll sit motionless while Obama runs circles around them.
It is too late for that now. It was THE dumbest move this party has ever made, at such a critical time. With Super “T” only 4 days away, the Lemmings will vote Romney because he has the momentum. Santorum is only an election killer, as some of us predicted.
The majority of the Electorate is Brain Dead. Looking at the latest poll averages, Santorum’s crash is being evenly split with 1/3rd going between Newt and Paul with 2/3rds going for Romney.
It is what it is.........We have to deal with it. I am hoping for a Brokered Convention, which may actually happen, since this is by far, the dumbest electorate in decades, if not history.
And the nomination will be even dumber, like Christie or Jeb Bush.
That will trigger a 3rd party effort, that will actually work. It won't be the same as the Ross Perot effort, since this election situation is far more unstable, as well as critical, than was the time of GHWB. We will have Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin at the front. And that people, is Light Years ahead of Ross Perot!
Does this mean he will embarrass us if we don’t elect him?
RE: Republicans may take both the House and Senate, like George Will suggested, but then they’ll sit motionless while Obama runs circles around them.
This seldom happens. The House and Senate and the Presidency USUALLY (in fact in MOST CASES) sweep in the same direction.
Maybe someone can tell me when in the last century, a president got re-elected with his party losing both houses of Congress...
Too late, you already do.
Obunga is hugely beatable and Newt or Mitt Romney either one would beat him, and Newt would beat him badly. The only real shot we have at losing this thing is Santorum.
“Maybe someone can tell me when in the last century, a president got re-elected with his party losing both houses of Congress...”
Reagan 84, Nixon 72, Clinton 96
From the beginning of the primary he's said one embarrassing thing after another. And this will improve with a change of address?
The best part of 'liking to fire people' is to not hire them in the first place.
Newt in November for Safety, Sanity and Prosperity in America once again!
I can’t go back as far as Reagan or Nixon, but although Clinton won the elections in 1996, HIS PARTY GAINED SEATS IN THE HOUSE but not enough to regain the majority.
Also, Ross Perot got 8% of the vote in 1996 if I remember correctly. Clinton never, ever got 50% of the vote in both 1992 and 1996 elections.
As per Wikipedia. Elections 1984 :
U.S. House election, 1984 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1984 which coincided with the re-election of President Ronald Reagan in a landslide. This victory also yielded gains for Reagan’s Republican Party in the House, where they picked up a net of sixteen seats from the Democratic Party. The Democrats nonetheless retained a commanding majority in the House and gained seats in the Senate. Although Republicans retained control of the Senate.
As you can see, the party that wins the presidency PICKS UP or RETAINS SEATS in the House
RE: Nixon, 72
As per Wikipedia:
The U.S. House election, 1972 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1972 which coincided with the landslide re-election victory of President Richard M. Nixon. Nixon’s Republican Party managed to gain a net of twelve seats from the Democratic Party, although the Democrats retained a majority.
So, even under the hated Richard Nixon, when he won re-election, his party GAINED SEATS as well ( even if not enough to gain the majority ).
I agree with the sentiment, but Romney wasn’t clear enough.
“I will not embarrass you in the White House, LIKE THE CURRENT PRESIDENT. I also will not apologize repeatedly, especially to our enemies, for ANY past actions of our great nation.”
Romney claiming he is a conservative is embarrassing enough. I don’t need him in the white house.