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Severin: Either Romney pulls out the knife or he loses
WTTK-FM | 7/10/12

Posted on 07/10/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT by pabianice

Jay Severin -- one of Romney's biggest supporters and a professional campaign manager -- spoke about the state of the presidential campaign. After first acknowledging that Independents do not like negative ads, he stated that unless Romney starts fighting as hard against Obama as Obama is against him, Romney loses. It's that clear to so many people on the right. Why Romney is being Mr. Rogers is open to debate. Romney is of the 50s and 60s generation, when the idea of an Obama in public office would have been regarded as either a stupid joke or alternate universe science fiction. Romney diesmbowled his Republican opponents but now apparently is being told by his team that he has to stay Mr. Nice "so as not to alienate voters."

I think Severin is correct. This election will mean either the death of the United States or its comeback.


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1 posted on 07/10/2012 3:06:47 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
Romney is a big fat WUSS.

(In addition to being a liberal.)

2 posted on 07/10/2012 3:08:39 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: pabianice

Romney needs to hit back using humor. Needle Obama about his incompetence, his secrecy, etc. Romney’s surrogates need to get out there & fill-in the blanks for the Media. Take no prisoners. Put Obama’s people on the defensive.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 3:14:04 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: SIDENET
I didn't like the "debates" after the 35th one (sarcasm), I didn't like Santorum or Newt dropping out, I didn't like getting Romney, and I don't like this waiting game .... but the VEEP has not been announced, it is still early, and this question is just more push from whomever that wants everything already settled so we can get down into revolution or socialism.

It's hot, it's summer, people are impatient and America is in trouble.

I get it.

I'm doing MY best to have a cool head and trying to be politically mature.

Both Romney and ozero are saying the same things they've been saying for a year.

4 posted on 07/10/2012 3:15:02 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: pabianice
Mr. RomneyCARE is AWOL ... or hiding because of RomneyCARE and Romney DEATH PANELS.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 3:16:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: pabianice

He needs to pull out a gun and send ten of Obama’s guys to the morgue.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: pabianice

I get requests for money from Romney every week. I won’t send a time unless, and until, he pulls out the knife. He needs to slam Obama into oblivion before I will cough up financial support. And it needs to make me feel good and shake my fist and say YES!

Demanding Obama release all of his records will be a start Mr. Romney. DO IT, MEAN IT, and VIGOROUSLY PURSUE IT!

I am not holding my breath.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 3:23:59 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers." GK Chesterton)
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To: pabianice
AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!

They are all terrified of being labeled "racist." Romney is acting almost exactly as McCain did when faced by the Obama attack machine.

You can't win solely taking the High Road. I hate that. I wish it were not so, but that's the truth. Attack ads are hated by all, but are effective--people instinctively and subconsciously react to the message contained. It is an extension of "The Big Lie." Hammer it long enough and loud enough and the lie becomes "truth."

Severin is right; Romney needs to bring out those long knives he was so willing to use to destroy his primary opponents.
8 posted on 07/10/2012 3:25:01 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: Tallguy; xzins; greyfoxx39
Romney needs to hit back using humor.

There are people in this world who cannot do "humor". They have no sense of timing and no actual sense of humor whatsoever.

Romney fits that category. It is my observation that Romney cannot relate to the average Joe. First of all, he doesn't drink beer. He doesn't drink coffee. He doesn't drink Tea. He doesn't even drink Cokes. He dutifully wears Magic underwear 24 hours a day and thinks someday he will "high to Kolob" and become a God.

He is in every sense of the word an alien in the midst of the human race.

He is awkward around regular human beings and clearly cannot relate to anyone who is not in his peculiar social class or a member in good standing of his peculiar religion.

You expect him to be able to communicate his message (whatever the hell that is) with any semblance of human emotion and humor?

Romney the Candidate from the Planet Kolob.

9 posted on 07/10/2012 3:26:13 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Sudetenland
It is racism to patronize a black candidate. You want to get out of the racist mode you have to attack him like he was a white Conservative!

I don't think Romney can do that.

10 posted on 07/10/2012 3:27:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: P-Marlowe

All of which is in contrast - to the Dem nominee.

:)

Just saying.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: dfwgator

The real question is if and when he is going to rip off the veil of secrecy that has protected Obama since before the 2008 election. I believe the Democrats may have made a major strategic error in assuming he won’t.

All the questions regarding eligibility are still there. We haven’t seen Obama’s transcripts, his college writings, or even an actual birth certificate.

The thing is, the E-bomb can only be dropped once, and if it doesn’t knock Obama out totally in the first strike, it will destroy Mitt.

However, using it could also precipitate a civil war.


12 posted on 07/10/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: pabianice

13 posted on 07/10/2012 3:30:41 PM PDT by Errant
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To: pabianice

This psychobabble about Romney being Mr. Nice is idiotic to say the least. We are watching a replay of the same strategy used in the primaries when he bid his time while his opponents wasted their ammunition and then unleashed lethal targeted attacks that destroyed one flavor of the month after the other.

The bottom line is that it’s too early. Obama is burning through his cash while nobody is paying attention. There’s a recent Ras poll that says that half of the electorate doesn’t even know about the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare. Romney is better off going to Israel as planned to beef up his foreign policy credentials.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 3:33:38 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
All of which is in contrast - to the Dem nominee.

At this point neither Obama or Romney has obtained the official nomination of their parites.

That being said, it would appear from your perspective that your choice is a baby murdering, homosexualist, gun-grabbing, liberal judge appointing, commie health care pushing, big government leftist from Kenya or a a baby murdering, homosexualist, gun-grabbing, liberal judge appointing, commie health care pushing, big government leftist from the Planet Kolob.

Which will it be?

15 posted on 07/10/2012 3:35:51 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: pabianice
First, it's outright comical hearing these Romney supporters suddenly now want him to be Sarah Palin. It won't happen. That's not how Romney works.

my assessment of Romney---and perhaps the ONLY redeeming factor he has---is that I think he is both ruthless and sneaky. And that's good. He will let surrogates attack Obama, while (wisely, I think) Romney avoids Newt-like specific "plans" and "programs" and sticks to broader themes of "new beginnings" and the like.

More important, Romney has to only stay even for 2 months, then when there is really not enough time for the media to mount a defense. Just keep up a steady pace, like Secretariat, until the final turn. Then pour it on!

At least that would my advice if I were advising him.

16 posted on 07/10/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: pabianice

Mitt doesn’t need to draw blood. Zero is doing the blood letting himself.

Stick to the facts, obummer care, worst economy of our lifetime. Worst unemployment since the great depressiweon

Just hammer the dialog day after day, week after week. Facts, facts, and more facts!

We need focused simple and calm dialog explaining the facts and failures, pound the facts and leave dirty deeds to the left that invented those tactics.

Kill the independents with kindness.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 3:37:00 PM PDT by damncat
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To: pabianice

I am still not convinced that Romney wants to become POTUS.

He reminds me too much of McClown who handed Obama the presidency.

When I think of Romney and McCain I see a big wooden horse filled with democrap troops.


18 posted on 07/10/2012 3:37:43 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: pabianice

A knife is back-up. These guys need to get serious


19 posted on 07/10/2012 3:38:20 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: P-Marlowe

Actually, he does drink Coke, LOL.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 3:40:09 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: pabianice

Why Romney is being Mr. Rogers.

I’ll tell you why (as I did in the Presidential Primaries): RINOS hate conservatives more than they hate socialists/liberals, their fellow ‘travelers’.

That’s WHY. CONSERVATIVES would actually reverse course, while RINOS and liberals are essentailly headed in the same direction (although on slightly different courses think of liberals heading east off the cliff, RINOS head north-east, Conservatives head West back from the cliff!


21 posted on 07/10/2012 3:53:27 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: pabianice

What knife?


22 posted on 07/10/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Andy'smom
Actually, he does drink Coke, LOL.

Maybe Coke ZERO. Certainly not the "Real Thing".

23 posted on 07/10/2012 4:00:47 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Errant

Pretty much sums it up.


24 posted on 07/10/2012 4:02:42 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: pabianice

I would like to see him issue his school records, draft records, passport records, social security application, and the like. He doesn’t have to accuse O of anything, just make his own public.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 4:06:02 PM PDT by marron
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To: muawiyah
"It is racism to patronize a black candidate. You want to get out of the racist mode you have to attack him like he was a white Conservative!

I don't think Romney can do that. "


I don't think there are many Congressional Republicans who can do it either--there are a few--Allen West does a fair job, but then he's black.

. . . and we are back to the same old problem, spineless, pseudo-conservative Republicans and RINOs who are unwilling to stand up for what they are supposed to believe in.
26 posted on 07/10/2012 4:07:48 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
"All of which is in contrast - to the Dem nominee."

Fightin' robots.

27 posted on 07/10/2012 4:08:19 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: SIDENET; cripplecreek
"Romney is a big fat WUSS. (In addition to being a liberal.)"

Did you see this? ROTFL!


28 posted on 07/10/2012 4:10:19 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: pabianice

Romney will attack Obamugabe all in due time.

Right now it is called time biding. The election is very near in time for those of us who think and care about the preservation for our Republic. We constitute less than 30% of the electorate.

30% of the electorate doesn’t give a damn whether we have a Republic or a Dictatorship, as long as that dictator is a Democrat.

40% of the electorate is persuadable, and the vast vast majority of those people are still in summer mode. Most Joe Average Voter citizens do not start paying attention to the election until after Labor Day.

Romney isn’t hurting himself by his current pacing.

If this were October 10th and not July 10th and Romney wasn’t hitting Obamugabe, then I’d be worried.


29 posted on 07/10/2012 4:12:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: pabianice

Romney didn’t have any problem pulling a knife out to slice and dice Gingrich.........


30 posted on 07/10/2012 4:12:16 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: pabianice

If you wanted a knifefighter, you probably should have picked another candidate. And probably a different field.


31 posted on 07/10/2012 4:13:22 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: pabianice
It's is July. Obama has more money. He has been outspending Romney 3 to 1 since the end of the primary season.

The money gap is narrowing somewhat, but Obama will still be able to raise more money from Hollywood, the unions, etc. Obama is trying to define Romney now. It is a big gamble as he is committing a large portion of his resources setting up offices around the country and putting out his political ads. People like Karl Rove think he is making a big mistake, but it may be out of desperation given the various polls and the economy.

Romney has a choice to make. Go full bore now before the conventions and before the majority of the public is even paying attention. Usually, that begins after the conventions and Labor Day. Or does Romney husband his growing resources and use them more strategically. So far, Obama has seemingly gained little with his all out offensive.

I know there is plenty of pressure from some Reps and the media talking heads for Romney to strike back hard now. But how much does Romney want to commit to the fray now in terms of resources? Would that be playing into Obama's hands by using up scarce resources at a time when most people are not paying attention. Obama has approved gay marriage. He is unilaterally implementing the Dream Act to give over a million amnesty. Each week brings a new hand grenade to distract and divert attention away from Obama's record on jobs and the economy, the unsustainable national debt, and Obamacare.

If Obama is doing so well, why are a significant number of Dems skipping the convention in NC? How many Dems want Obama to appear with them on the campaign trail? Sorry, but I can't get too exercised by Romney's strategy at this point. November is a long way off.

John Wooden: "It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it."

and

“Be quick, but don’t hurry.”

32 posted on 07/10/2012 4:18:59 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Tallguy
“Romney needs to hit back using humor. Needle Obama about his incompetence, his secrecy, etc.’

I couldn't agree more. I believe Obama will get markedly angry if joked about or ridiculed. He takes himself entirely too seriously (’we are who we've been waiting for’ etc.) and I don't believe he will be able laugh at himself if he is laughed at.

33 posted on 07/10/2012 4:24:52 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: P-Marlowe

Yeah, he does drink “real” coke. Also he claims that when they want to get “wild” they put vanilla extract in a glass of coke.


34 posted on 07/10/2012 4:33:40 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
I believe Obama will get markedly angry if joked about or ridiculed. He takes himself entirely too seriously (’we are who we've been waiting for’ etc.) and I don't believe he will be able laugh at himself if he is laughed at.

His flashes of anger are all an act to raise the hope that he might actually lose it. But it won't happen. He has ice water in his veins.

35 posted on 07/10/2012 4:44:07 PM PDT by randita
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To: pabianice

Romney’s knife only works on conservatives, not fellow leftists.


36 posted on 07/10/2012 4:47:50 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: pabianice

I think Severin is correct. This election will mean either the death of the United States or its comeback.

Given the choices, I think this election will mean either quick death or slow death.


37 posted on 07/10/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: pabianice

Romney seems to be a gentleman like McCain. Soon he will tell us we have nothing to fear from Obamas 2nd term, and that Obama is an honorable man.


38 posted on 07/10/2012 4:53:54 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: pabianice

BUT, everyone at FOX, said ROMNEY is the ONLY one who could beat Obama. Guess they really backed Obama after all.


39 posted on 07/10/2012 4:59:37 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: pabianice

Exactly. Start thinking like a street fighter or lose, and get rid of some of those ignorant spokespeople. Geesh.


40 posted on 07/10/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by madison10
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To: pabianice

“so as not alienate voters”

Newsflash....the voters are already alienated.


41 posted on 07/10/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: LS
More important, Romney has to only stay even for 2 months, then when there is really not enough time for the media to mount a defense. Just keep up a steady pace, like Secretariat, until the final turn. Then pour it on!

That is my opinion too. He his allowing the Obama machine to burn through their money, with little effect in the polls. In a couple of months, Romney will unleash on Obama.

The risk here is that the Obama campaign will get the chance to define Romney, if that happens, its bad news for Rom. I am sure the Romney camp is out there polling and getting a feel for how Obama's adds are (not) working.

This rope-a-dope wont go on for much longer.

42 posted on 07/10/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: pabianice

I am still expecting the convention to realize its problem and hand the nomination over to someone who could win — like Palin.


43 posted on 07/10/2012 6:32:08 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: randita

“His flashes of anger are all an act to raise the hope that he might actually lose it. But it won’t happen.”

I’ll take that bet.


44 posted on 07/10/2012 7:14:46 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pabianice

I agree. Romney is campaigning to lose.

It is in the RINO DNA: always lose to the far left Democrat.

Romney is so out of touch with REALITY that his paint-drying campaign speeches only point is to describe how bad Obama is.

WE KNOW how bad Obama is!

What we want to know is which 3 of Romney’s 59 points are going to REVERSE Obamanation?

Romney is the most DUMPABLE Primary Winner going against the worst Incumbent - - - and the polls call it correctly: THEY ARE TIED!

Give it to us straight Romney, or get out of the way!

BTW Romney, it just takes the delegates First Ballot ABSTAIN vote to DUMP you!

Tick-Tock - - -


45 posted on 07/10/2012 7:30:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: pabianice; BlackElk

May I borrow this quote?

” - - - Why Romney is being Mr. Rogers - - - .”

Soooooooooooooooooooo appropriate!

BTW, what WERE the RINOs thinking when they endorsed this stud muffin?


46 posted on 07/10/2012 7:41:23 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Paradox

One thing about being a career flip-flopper: it’s hard to define him;)


47 posted on 07/10/2012 8:20:18 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Andy'smom
Yeah, he does drink “real” coke. Also he claims that when they want to get “wild” they put vanilla extract in a glass of coke.

That is the height of hypocrisy. He refuses to drink coffee, which has been shown to be good for your health. He refuses to drink Tea which has also been shown to be good for your health. He refuses to drink wine or beer, which in small quantities are very good for your health. Instead he drinks cokes, which have been shown to be horrible for your health and when he wants to party, he puts vanilla extract in his coke.

A Word of Wisdom for fools and idiots who wear magic underwear 24 hours a day.

BTW I make my own vanilla extract using aged Kentucky Bourbon. Romney probably drinks Vanillin which is fake vanilla. That would fit Romney who is as phony as fake vanilla.

48 posted on 07/10/2012 8:58:52 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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49 posted on 07/10/2012 9:05:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: pabianice

QUICK! Someone tell Romney that Obama is a conservative...
THEN HE’LL ATTACK!


50 posted on 07/11/2012 5:38:58 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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