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Romney: Elect me and I won't embarrass you (Is that a good reason to vote for him?)
American Thinker ^ | 03/02/2012 | Rick Moran

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.

CNN:

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.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney

1 posted on 03/02/2012 6:26:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If that isn’t a compelling campaign pitch, I don’t know what is (eyeball roll).


2 posted on 03/02/2012 6:31:03 AM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney: Elect me and I won’t embarrass you
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Dont elect me and you’ll wish you hadnt been born


3 posted on 03/02/2012 6:34:00 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wondered where he could get wild applause. Mormon country.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 6:34:35 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitt Romney pledged that he would never embarrass the American people in the White House.
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Makes one wonder just what other kookie thing Willie Mitty gets up to in his spare time...

???????????????


5 posted on 03/02/2012 6:35:32 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's see...McCain lost to Obama and Romney couldn't beat McCain? Romney inspires nobody.
6 posted on 03/02/2012 6:36:52 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 6:37:06 AM PST by varmintman
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To: SeekAndFind

Ahhhh... excuse me, Willard, but you have already embarrassed us more than enough. Now please go away.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 6:37:25 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Tennessee Nana

Does he try to be such a tool?


9 posted on 03/02/2012 6:37:42 AM PST by hillarys cankles
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s going to change?


10 posted on 03/02/2012 6:37:50 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: jpl

He embarrsses me as a candidate. How out of touch can one man be?


11 posted on 03/02/2012 6:39:05 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: SeekAndFind

WHERE IS THE BARF ALERT? This Romney turd makes me sick... literally..


12 posted on 03/02/2012 6:49:28 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: All

How about not disgusting me?


13 posted on 03/02/2012 6:51:00 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: varmintman
None of them will beat Obama.

Republicans may take both the House and Senate, like George Will suggested, but then they'll sit motionless while Obama runs circles around them.

14 posted on 03/02/2012 6:53:08 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: varmintman
[We need to get Santorum out of the picture.]

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!

15 posted on 03/02/2012 6:53:58 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does this mean he will embarrass us if we don’t elect him?


16 posted on 03/02/2012 7:35:38 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: ryan71

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...


17 posted on 03/02/2012 7:40:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Too late, you already do.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 7:42:44 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: ryan71

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.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 8:09:50 AM PST by varmintman
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To: SeekAndFind

“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


20 posted on 03/02/2012 8:27:04 AM PST by staytrue
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To: SeekAndFind
This from the guy who tied the dog to the roof of the family's car for their 12 hr. road trip to Canada? When exactly will this "not embarrassing us" start?

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!

21 posted on 03/02/2012 8:34:25 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: staytrue

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.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 8:48:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: staytrue

As per Wikipedia. Elections 1984 :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_1984

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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.

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As you can see, the party that wins the presidency PICKS UP or RETAINS SEATS in the House


23 posted on 03/02/2012 8:52:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: staytrue

RE: Nixon, 72

As per Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_1972

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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.

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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 ).


24 posted on 03/02/2012 8:54:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: All

I agree with the sentiment, but Romney wasn’t clear enough.

Should be:

“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.”


25 posted on 03/02/2012 9:02:33 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney claiming he is a conservative is embarrassing enough. I don’t need him in the white house.


26 posted on 03/02/2012 1:09:32 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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