Skip to comments.Mitt will do fine
Posted on 04/05/2012 12:05:13 PM PDT by Mustang Driver
The press is circulating Republican-insiders stories again, this time saying Mr. Electable is unelectable.
Dont buy the latest spin from Democrats. Conservatives should stay calm, cool and collected.
Mitt Romney is the most presidential of Republican nominees since 1988. He looks the part, he acts the part and lives the part. He has worked his way up and made it on his own even though his father was a prominent businessman and successful governor. He is the grown-up in the room whose blandness is a strikingly attractive alternative to the All Trauma Obama presidency. Over the years he has taken progressively more responsible positions from head of the Mormon mission in France to CEO of Bain Capital that have built his self-confidence and the trust of others. When people talk about the Republican establishment, they are really talking about the successful people who will make up his government. This is about running a government.
President John McCain? Come on. What were we thinking? OK, the bench was thin. President Bush forgot to develop an heir.
Mitt Romneys blandness is a plus because he exudes grace under pressure. He gets flustered. But he grins and bears it. This will serve him well in a very ugly campaign, perhaps the ugliest since 1800. We know after 4 years of watching President Obama that he is extremely vulnerable under pressure. He cracks. His temper tantrum against the Supreme Court showed how intellectually empty he is. My goodness, it is unprecedented to have justices turn down a law? Talk about acting stupidly. The pressure must be applied carefully and consistently.
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Hear hear! Well stated!
And if Romney uses some of the same ammunition McCain had available but declined to use, and I think he will, 0bummer likely will twist and writhe like a worm on a hook.
“Mitt Romney is the most uninspiring Republican nominee in my lifetime. “
It’s cool to have been born after Alf Landon and Wendell Wilkie!
“He makes John McCain, Robert Dole, and Gerald Ford look like excellent choices.”
Romney is more intelligent, articulate and capable as an executive leader than those three. If we survived Eisenhower and GHWBush, we can survive moderate Romney.
I just don't understand FReepers making up fiction out of whole cloth. Point me to a post where someone is bashing Romney's success in business.
Perhaps, in keeping with Romney supporters' MO of 4 years ago on this forum, you are in such deep denial of the obvious fact that we object to Romney BECAUSE OF HIS POLITICAL RECORD, that you must instead attribute it to such a petty, stupid reason as envy, the same as folks four years ago attributed it to religious bigotry.
You could see it at the Heritage Foundation site. The site had been a rich source of conservative information until 2000. That's when they stopped posting articles - not a word could be spoken because it would make Dubya look bad.
The same thing will happen with Mitt, only worse. Mitt pretends to have traditional values, but what he has is Mormon values. It will silence conservative thought in America - and the result will be lost knowledge for our young people.
Mitt's election will bring a slow end of our liberty.
Well said... I might add.. take this rare opportunity to regravitate the conservative movement toward a third party. Tea Partiers and other conservatives are so damned disgusted by the cowardice and inertia of the GOP, they'll welcome the opportunity to actually have a voice in a party in which they're actually major players.
As for Romney, his candidacy is going to be taking direct hit upon hit 24/7 from the Obama propaganda conglomerate and will quickly take on water soon after the janitors finish cleaning up after the RNC. From post-nomination Day One, Romney will be backpeddling on defense on a wide range of issues. He is not going to defeat Obama.
Alexander Hamilton was RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT.
“Mitt Romney is John McCain deja vu all over again, and will achieve the same dismal result against Obama.”
Worse, I suspect. I can see Bishop Willard losing conservative strongholds where voters endured and supported McCain for the sake of his military service and for his VP pick. Bishop Willard brings neither of those things, and his serial smears of superior people will come back to haunt him.
Glad to hear it! That means he doesn't need my vote.
His record in Massachusetts isn't something I'd vote for, but I'll make him a promise.
Assuming Romney wins the nomination and is eventually elected POTUS, if he does a good job as POTUS for four years I'll vote for him next time.
I was no Romney supporter last election or this election. I was all in for Rick Perry from the day he announced and fought hard for him. I watched him trashed relentlessly here. What gets me is that Romney haters refuse to accept the primary results. You all think some 100% conservative knight in shining armor is going to come riding in to save the day. It’s not happening. People we wanted to run didn’t even get in the race. Those who did were eliminated during the process. This is what we’re left with — reality check.
“Mitt Romney is the most presidential of Republican nominees since 1988. He looks the part, he acts the part and lives the part.”
One of the stupider assessments. Mitt definitely looks like a Democrat President. Given his voting record, his record of deceit, etc. the statement above is accurate.
The article, however, mentions conservatives. He ain’t one.
“Oh, I am sure that our side is much more determined to prevent another 2008 McCain sleep fest. You can bet that we will come out swinging and countering every bit or propaganda Obama can sling.”
Is it the weed that makes you think this way?
“I dont care if he tears down a $50 million house to build a $100 million one. His wealth is not the issue with me. The issues are his love of abortion, sodomites, socialized medicine, taxes, and liberalism in general. And they are insurmountable.”
This. All of it.
“All hes got to do is approve the Keystone pipeline and some drilling here and there, lay off the coal plants, chip away at welfare, cancel Obamacare - all of which I do believe hell do if elected, and I am not a Romney cheerleader.”
You add to that simply NOT putting execrable leftists on the Federal judiciary, at NLRB and the other alphabet soup regulation boards, and ending Obama’s hidden amnesty and kowtowing to our enemies, and you’ve got reason enough to be thrilled to fire Obama.
People are so busy looking behind them in their panic, that they're failing to watch where they're headed. They forget that in voting "against" something, they are also voting FOR something, and voting FOR liberalism always empowers liberalism.
Courage -- including the courage to risk a much-weakened Obama for another four years as the price of fighting to preserve the Republican party as an antidote to liberalism -- is our best chance of being victorious in the long term to save America from socialism. The best way to weaken Obama AND Romney, regardless of who wins, is to vote third-party to dilute the percentage plurality of the winner.
Romney in the White House, the product of fear, panic, and desperation, would be the the agent that brought the Republican party to surrender to statism and liberalism; Romney would be the catalyst to make the Republican party a wholesale enabler of liberalism and disabler of any Republican fight against it.
Romney has consistently promoted the very crushing government statism that stifles morality, freedom, and prosperity, and which nourishes strife and repression -- cap-and-trade regulation to squelch energy and production; on-demand tax-funded abortion; forced acceptance of open homosexuality in all corners of our lives and punishment for resisting it; nationalized health care. Voting for Romney is NUTS.
Great post. Clearly explained. Those who jump on to help elect a democrat (Romney), will weaken what is left of the party, and sink it in the end. The courage to fight a weakened foe will result in galvanizing the base and raising the party.
Have you been reading on FR about Romney's advisors who are on the same team as Obama with regard to carbon controls for "global warming"?
Have you checked out RomneyCare in Massachusetts, and observed that Romney CONTINUES to hail it as a success?
There is ZERO ZILCH NULL NADA reason to think he'd do anything but exactly what he's advocated all along: frustrating energy production in the name of "the environment" and promoting government-run, government-monopolized, health care.
FRiend, Republicans' fear of Obama will have ZERO affect on Romney's penchant for liberalism and government repression, your wishful thinking notwitstanding.
The last time I smoked it, was 40 years ago in a foxhole while we were waiting for the NVA to assault our perimeter. It was at that moment, I realized that reality was not only better, but staying sober was vital to staying alive. I have not touched it since.
Thank you for your kind words.