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.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.dailymail.com ...
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.
This year I have been reminded so many times of the quote attributed to the late Pauline Kael:
"How could Nixon have won?? Nobody I know voted for him!!"
There are far too many Freepers who live in their own little bubbles, and refuse to accept the reality that there are lots of GOP voters out in the big blue room who are just fine with a moderate candidate.
Instead of going out there to convince those middle of the road Republicans why Romney is a dismal candidate, most Freepers prefer to shout loudly in the echo chamber, and whinge about how they'll hold their breath 'till they turn blue if Romney is the nominee.
“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 -”
What of liberty?
What of reigning in out of control gov’t spending”
What of massive change that is needed?
What of reigning in the fed?
He won’t get it done, nor sees a need for it. Hasn’t made a peep. He is a statist who will want to tidy up around the edges.
I trust you do understand conservatives bashing pro-abortion, pro-sodomy politicians?
I will not cast a vote to raise such a person to high office.
“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.
He seems to have arrived at the theme, “Obama is a bit out of touch”
I’ve never tried it. As such, I hope your recovery continues.
I just couldn’t come up with any other possible explanation - other than
hallucinatory - to explain why you would post what you did...
He may win the nod but he will not get my vote. If he loses blame those who backed a liberal.
Vote for Romney and nothing will change. The President will still be Barack Obama. The GOP will still be squishy and decomposing into a second liberal party.
Refuse to vote for Romney, now and in November, and let the GOP know it in the most emphatic terms, and maybe something will change.
If not, at least you tried.
Don’t just sell out, submit, and roll over.
Can we survive nationalized health care when it is promoted and defended by a Republican president?
Can we survive onerous, energy-killing regulation in the name of the environment when it is promoted and defended by a Republican president?
Can we survive activist liberal judges when they are appointed by a Republican president?
Can we survive a succeeding Democrat president who will make Obama's politics look conservative by comparision, just as Obama made Clinton look benign by comparision?
You and others will challenge: "Yeah, but, can we survive another four years of Obama?"
To that I say: YES, if the Republican party's brand as an antidote to big government is defended and preserved, and if we vote such that both Romney AND Obama receive a very, very small plurality of votes.
If Obama is re-elected with 42 percent or less of the vote, the Republican party will get a boost in strength to oppose him. "The sky is falling!" Chicken Littles who predict the End of the World if Obama wins, are guessing. Yet if Romney wins, even with a small plurality, there's no guessing -- it's absolutely certain: liberalism would become stronger in both parties and the ability of Republicans to oppose it would be debilitated.
"Moderate" Romney, who would surrender the Republican party to liberalism, would be nearly impossible to survive; there's more hope with a weakened, fractured Obama.
“success”: Strawman. Romney: Don’t want!
Do you really believe that in his heart he is all of those things? Or did he go along to get along during a time when MOST republicans were cowed into the corner and afraid to profess their pro life views or any conservative views. Until GW came along and openly talked about Jesus and his own pro life stance, it wasn't a popular thing to do. We still see it happening with some of the establishment republicans in congress - they are afraid of being called homophobic or racist or anti-women. Look what happened to Trent Lott and Steve Macacca Allen and others. The times are changing and the new Republicans like Ryan, Rubio, DeMint, West, etc. are finally starting to fight back on the things we believe in. Giving Romney has been taking it to obama a chance to do so sure beats the alternative.
There has not been a conservative alternative to Romney who entered the race without a trunkload of baggage.
The circular firing squad manned by the conservative base sure didn't help either. How many Freepers who bitched endlessly about Perry or Bachmann or Cain wouldn't give a quart of blood to have one of those three instead of Romney now?? Too late!!
In a nutshell, it's fine with me if you loathe Romney. But anyone who underestimates his appeal to a large segment of the GOP electorate is, basically, delusional.
Good point. I am harboring hope for a miracle where we have a truly viable alternative to Romney AND Obama.
Thanks for your kind words. :^)
I can’t believe that Don Surber wrote this. Over the past few weeks, he’s really written some great stuff. This undoes all of it.
Mitt Romney is electable because he’s produced a couple of good sound bites against Obama? But what about all the things that Romney stands for? Tax funded baby killing. Gay marriage on demand. Government takeover of healthcare. Crony capitalism. Contempt for the little people. He is no better than Obama. Our only hope is either to unite behind a conservative write-in candidate, or to gain a majority in the House and Senate and deadlock everything for another four years. Easier to do that with a crazed Communist Democrat in the White House than a crazed Communist Republican.
He will have to "step it up a bit" and I really think (and hope) he will. He could let Newt sock it to 0bummer too, as only he can. This needs to be a battle from multiple fronts.
There has been an increased interest in the Constitution and constitutional government. I’m writing a book on the subject myself which will, I hope, add to this.
I think the people have awoken and will work to thwart further encroachments on their liberty. I see similarities to the 1760’s when the people started to get a sense of the conspiracy against them. We’re learing their tricks.
Romney may gain the executive power of the people (and actually I think he will do a good job with the executive branch to halt the bureaucrats encroachment on our liberties), but the people through the congress must keep him in check. We conservaitives are through being silent just because there’s a republican in office.
McCain wasn't playing.
Funny, that’s what liberals say, too.
This guy has it all wrong! It's the CONSERVATIVES who are saying Romney is unelectable BECAUSE IT'S TRUE. If the Dems are in fact saying that Romney is unelectable, IT'S BECAUSE THEY GOT IT FROM *US*.
Furthermore, we CONSERVATIVES want to stay calm, cool and collected as WE BEAT ROMNEY'S @SS IN THE PRIMARY.
I'm calm. I'm cool. See? :-)
I haven’t heard Conservatives bashing his sucess or his money. What I hear is people bashing his lack of Conservatiism and his lack of people skills, I’m not sensitive about his reaching into his pocket and offer to place a $10,000 bet, although some are. I’m sevsitive to his lack of Conservatism and if you notice he doesn’t seriously even try to reachout to them. I’ll not consider Romney as long as there are alternatives, he hasn’t considered me.
Fine is not enough.
Let's abort babies to get along? No, thx.
I’m from MA. I know what Romney’s like. As an executive, I don’t see him being as liberal as Nixon. He see’s which way the winds blow and if more conservatives are elected to congress, he’ll move in that direction. He’s not a principled and determined man like Reagan. That’s why I see him more as an Eisenhower, a sort-of milquetoast, moderate politician. Not an activist like a Hoover or a go along with whatever the congress passes like Nixon. And not an agenda setter like Reagan. Typical of Romney, some sort of meandering executive.
Why in hell should we have to survive eight more years of Romney and another Democrat when we can wait four more years and elect a conservative?
Why should we let the Republican party slide back into a minority in Congress, all while Romney works with RINOs to pass legislation Obama could only dream of passing?
That is a fine article, well presented from a clear thinker.
Huff glue, it makes things better...
Oh, I almost forgot: “EARTH PIMPS!” Ping.
Are you old enough to remember 1994?
You need to do some in depth research, not relying upon the liberal media.
I can’t begin to tell how wrong you are.
Because all the House did with that huge 2010 mandate was blow it in playing follow the Boehner.
And, less principled and honorable than those three.
Romney as as big a liar as Bill Clinton with a more liberal record and far less charisma.
This is why I never contribute $1.00 on my tax returns towards the Presidential Campaign Fund.
“What of liberty?
What of reigning in out of control govt spending
What of massive change that is needed?
What of reigning in the fed?”
I think he’ll probably rein in some spending. The rest I am not sure.
“You add to that simply NOT putting execrable leftists on the Federal judiciary, at NLRB and the other alphabet soup regulation boards, and ending Obamas hidden amnesty and kowtowing to our enemies, and youve got reason enough to be thrilled to fire Obama.”
I can only assume he’ll appoint better judges than Obama has.
Obama has demonstrated he’ll nominate the most execrable of leftists.
I don’t think Romney as a great savior of the Republic, just that he will do less damage than O, and possibly some good in the financial and foreign policy areas.
My hopes are not high.
“So who are we to believe, your hope, or his campaign staff. “
I’ve heard him state repeatedly he’s going to get rid of Obamacare.
Of course he could be lying.
We can go with Obama, who champions Obamacare, or Romney, who SAYS he’ll repeal it.
So call it hope if you want, I think we have a chance with Romney and none whatsoever with Obama. That’s just how I see it.
I agree. Unfortunately, Newtonium has proven unelectable this go round. I don’t see anyone else who has the potential to make massive changes.
Willard is a get a long guy. Any pork any rinos want to add to bills will not be opposed. I fear as much from a Willard win as an Obama win.
Romneys watered down Republicanism will not fix anythign and the economy will stagnate
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.
This economy would take off like a rocket.
Yes, but only because it has been held down so long. The problem is it would only go up for abut 2 year and long term sustained growth will slow.... leading to the next election, I hope it would be enough, but I fear it being a “slow lingering” recovery...
Don, you ignorant slut.