Skip to comments.Romney Campaigns to Win: Refuses to Repudiate Supporters; Holds Surprise Photo-Op at Solyndra
Posted on 05/31/2012 5:28:21 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: This is CNN: "Mitt Romney made a surprise campaign stop today at the shuttered headquarters of Solyndra." Romney went and stood in front of the Solyndra sign for a photo-op. Solyndra, "the failed energy company that he talks about a lot as a symbol of Obama's misuse of taxpayer dollars." Now, folks, this is well-played. I have to tell you, at the beginning of the program I told you I really like the fact that Romney is ignoring all these Democrat calls to repudiate his supporters.
"Distance yourself from Trump. He's a birther! How dare you? Distance yourself from Limbaugh. You have go out to condemn these people. You have got to put 'em away. You've gotta put 'em down," and Romney's not responding to it at all. Now, McCain, he didn't wait for the Democrats to complain. When he knew they were gonna complain he took preemptive action and got rid of supporters. And most Republicans do. The media, the Democrats, start stomping their feet and crying and moaning.
They start demanding (sniveling liberal impression), "You better repudiate Limbaugh! You -- you -- you better distance yourself from Limbaugh." And Republicans that go do it are applauded. But Romney, to his credit, is not. So here's Obama running all these ads about how heartless and cold Romney is. (paraphrased) "Bain Capital, all they cared about is profits! They hired people and fired 'em. They took over companies and they fired people and they shut 'em down and took them to bankruptcy, but they got their profits out of it."
So Romney has responded (paraphrased), "Oh, yeah? Well, I've got an 80% success rate, Mr. President. The companies that Bain Capital -- using its own money, by the way -- went in and rescued had an 80% success rate. What's your success rate, Mr. President? Zero! Every company you've attempted to save or industry you've tried to give a boost to -- with taxpayer dollars, not even your own -- are bankrupt." And to personify this, to illustrate it, Romney goes to Solyndra today.
Bravo! Well done! I like this.
I don't care if Romney's "not conservative enough." I know some people, like Joe Scarborough yesterday on his show, said (paraphrased), "People don't know about Solyndra! This is crazy. Romney's wasting his time talking about Solyndra. The American people never heard of it and the American people don't care about Solyndra." He said you and I care about it, but nobody else knows about it. I'm sure in certain circles, inside the Beltway, it is considered an inside baseball story that the average American doesn't know about and doesn't care about.
But, see, that's what a campaign is for.
A lot of people are gonna know about it now, if they didn't. And they are gonna learn about it in context. Because Romney's being hit for failing to save companies but taking profits out of them and firing people. So let's go! Let's go to the shuttered, shut-down, number one example of Barack Obama knowing how to do this. Let's go to Solyndra, a phony company with a phony industry: Solar panels, solar energy. They spent all this taxpayer money, and it's nothing. It's shuttered. It's shut down.
If only Bain Capital had tried to save Solyndra, it might have been saved. I'm not sure about that 'cause there's no business there. Bain probably didn't want any part of it 'cause there's no business there. Solyndra was a bunch of Obama donors. So the media is going out of its way not to cover Romney's visit to Solyndra. Fox is covering it. I just saw it. I just saw a brief picture of Romney at the Solyndra sign. CNN is covering it on their website.
"The Thursday visit was kept a tight secret by the Romney campaign, which told reporters they needed to travel in a campaign bus to an undisclosed location. A Romney adviser said the campaign had concealed the event location for fear the [regime] would somehow prevent them from staging it." Probably true. If the regime finds out Romney is going to Solyndra, the regime owns it (what's left of it). So you call some Marshals in and you don't let anybody in.
"Asked how the [regime] could prevent an event staged on public property, the adviser said there might be a way. 'Look, he's only president. I mean, they could work with town officials to deny us access.' Romney is expected to give brief remarks then take some questions." Speaking of all this, audio sound bite number seven: Dick Morris last night on The O'Reilly Factor. There was a discussion of the presidential race. He's Dick Morris' take on Bain, Obama, and Romney.
MORRIS: You see the girl running around with "Round 1" sign around the ring. It's the end of Round 1, and Romney won Round 1. President Obama thought that Bain Capital would be a silver bullet. He thought Romney walked around with a bull's-eye on his chest and all he needed to do was pull the trigger. And once he put the Bain Capital stuff on, Romney would fall apart. Didn't happen. And now Romney is coming back with Solyndra, and Obama's dropping Bain and moving on to his record as governor. That's huge! When you're political consultants and you fire your best bullet and the guy is still standing and isn't hurt, that's very bad news.
RUSH: Damn straight it is, and Bain was bullet-point number one in this campaign. Well, bullet-point number two. Occupy Wall Street and Romneycare, that's still to come. Those are the number one bullet-points going after Romney. But this was number two, and it didn't work. They finally had to drop it. That's a good observation there by Dick Morris.
I don’t like Romney.
I’m thrilled that he won’t lie down and die like Bush during his 2nd term or McLame in the 08 campaign.
Voting Romney is my way of enforcing term limits for Baraq Obama.
I don’t like Romney, and I was frankly scared of the unhinged McPain.
But for damn sure, have we seen someone on “our” side fight these SOBs with a 1-2 like this in years? Ever?
He was hitting him directly at Solyndra while they simultaneously had protesters intercepting Axelrod’s atack on the other coast.
Magnificent bastard, anyone?
I started writing mine before yours posted. That’s funny how we both felt we had to preface it in the exact same way!
Yeah saying you’re gonna vote Romney on FR is the kiss of death.
You sure do bring out the flames when you say anything positive about Mitt, that’s for sure.
This kind of story sure does bring a smile. Romney seems to be fighting like he wants it. This is much more than McCain or Dole ever did. I’m not sold on Romney but he is making me like his way of going at Obama.
I don’t care if there are other opinions on Romney here. I did not vote for him in the primary, but the primary is OVER. Now we are down to getting this POS out of the WH. PERIOD.
I must say, so far this week I have been pleasantly surprised by Mittens chutzpah! Bravo. Too bad McLame didn’t show any during his campaign. We so need a boost in the arm and he has provided that. So did GWB today, giving up those one liners! Breath of fresh air.
Obama’s leftist army has been blindsided and it is absolutely delicious. Axelrod looked like a blithering idiot as well today.
Romney won’t back down. And he won’t get rattled. Obama is running against an ice man. Romney’s been running for president a lot longer than Obama has. Dems are going to start coming unglued in very short order and it’s going be extremely pleasurable to view.
I did not vote for Romney in the the primaries on Super Tuesday either. As a matter of fact I never vote for the eventual nominee in the primaries, unless the office holder is running for reelection, like President Reagan and President Bush 43 did
Say what you want about Romney, but he runs a very professional campaign. These are ‘pros’, not amateurs like we’ve seen in years past. These guys play to “win”, and know how to do it.
I don’t think McCain ever really wanted to be President, he sure didn’t act it. You can tell Romney wants it pretty darn bad. That’s the only difference between him and McCain that counts for anything. I’m sure I won’t like Romney very much as Prez I can tell you that right now. But I’m also pretty sure he’s actually gonna be President. At this point I’m afraid that’s all I can hope for so it’s good enough for me. (good Lord it hurts to have to lower your standards for something as important as this)
Good for him
It’s about time he found his gonads . It’s the only way to fight and beat Obongo . Go Mitt !
Damn fng right I am voting for Romney!
I hope the kenyan does go there. His skinny behind will look ridiculous making a photo op out of that.
Guess we're on the hit-list again .............................................................................. FRegards
Magnificent bastard, anyone?Oh, please. Rove has little chutzpah. He made two elections that should not have been close really close by never doing anything very bold at all.
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