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Team Romney: "It's Time to Vet the President"
Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2012 | Guy Benson

Posted on 07/18/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Between yesterday's fantastic speech and this BuzzFeed report, is the Romney campaign finally immersing itself in the 2012 bare-knuckles brawl? Pow:

In speeches from Des Moines to Dallas, Romney has always been careful to hedge his tough digs at Obama with a civil nod toward the president's moral character: "He's a nice guy," the Republican has often said. "He just has no idea how the private economy works." But Tuesday's speech included no such hedge — and one campaign adviser said there's a reason for that. "[Romney] has said Obama's a nice fellow, he's just in over his head," the adviser said. "But I think the governor himself believes this latest round of attacks that have impugned his integrity and accused him of being a felon go so far beyond that pale that he's really disappointed. He believes it's time to vet the president. He really hasn't been vetted; McCain didn't do it." Indeed, facing what the candidate and his aides believe to be a series of surprisingly ruthless, unfounded, and unfair attacks from the Obama campaign on Romney's finances and business record, the Republican's campaign is now prepared to go eye for an eye in an intense, no-holds-barred act of political reprisal, said two Romney advisers who spoke on condition of anonymity.

In the next chapter of Boston's pushback — which began last week when they began labeling Obama a "liar" — very little will be off-limits, from the president's youthful drug habit, to his ties to disgraced Chicago politicians.

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1 posted on 07/18/2012 12:26:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then let’s hear him mention Arpaio’s news conference yesterday.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 12:31:46 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
very little will be off-limits, from the president's youthful drug habit, to his ties to disgraced Chicago politicians.

It's damn well about time, I just hope he hasn't waited too long.

Regards,

3 posted on 07/18/2012 12:33:59 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well golly, I would have guessed the correct time would have been FOUR YEARS AGO but I am just a mere dirt chewing peasant that “didn’t do it on my own.”

What would I know?

Fracking Willard better get it in gear...

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4 posted on 07/18/2012 12:34:09 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

YES.. Who is this stooge?


5 posted on 07/18/2012 12:36:19 PM PDT by Broker (November... VICTORY or DEATH!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"accuse others of what you do yourself" attributed to Marx and Lenin and used by Alinsky.

...."accused him of being a felon go so far beyond....

Drug use a felony
Forgery of documents a felony
How many more can we list.

6 posted on 07/18/2012 12:37:04 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It would be good if we could vet Romney at the same time and with the same standards of truth.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 12:39:25 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: TLI

I would do it now, but also the evening of the first debate. Opening statement, pull a Newt. The MSM has carried Obama’s water for 4 long years. It is time they tell the truth because America is going down the crapper and they are hiding it from the American people.

Then walk off the stage.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 12:40:18 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: hoosiermama

stolen ssn is a felony


9 posted on 07/18/2012 12:40:51 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
"I just hope he hasn't waited too long."

Nah, just because we here and other political junkies are so involved doesn't mean the rest of the country is similarly engaged. The vast majority of this stuff is ignored by 70% of the country until after the Conventions. This election won't start rockin' until Labor Day and then it will be total insani8ty until the big day in Nov.

10 posted on 07/18/2012 12:41:00 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He can does this indirectly but effectively by asking Trump to hold a joint news conference with Arpaio!
Like him or loath Trump the MSM can't ignore him, if they try he creates his own “buzz”!
11 posted on 07/18/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Ingtar

“It would be good if we could vet Romney at the same time and with the same standards of truth”

Is that you David Axelrod?


12 posted on 07/18/2012 12:43:21 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: TLI
I think we may have finally got to him yesterday. My wife dragged me to the campaign event in Irwin, PA. When I agreed to go, there was only supposed to be about 200-300 people and I thought we might have a chance to fire some questions his way. Well over 1000 showed up and I don't think he could help but notice how many of us were wearing TEA Party gear. Every seat in the place was gone 20 minutes after the doors opened and it was standing room only.

Traffic was so bad getting out that we stopped at a McDonald's along US 30 to give it a chance to thin out.

We saw that CNN was already airing clips from the talk and the reporters were whining about how the campaign had grown personal and nasty, something which didn't happen until October in 2008.

Maybe we TEA Partiers helped Mitt find his stones in Pennsylvania.

13 posted on 07/18/2012 12:46:19 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Parley Baer

We should hold all politicians to a high standard of truth since they will not do it themselves.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 12:47:13 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Newt never walked off stage—Stay and fight. Mitt has to show some grit or he will lose. No more free rides for the poser in chief just because he has a bit of black blood. Its not about race—its about Americanism and Capitalism.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 12:48:21 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He's a nice guy," the Republican has often said. "He just has no idea how the private economy works." But Tuesday's speech included no such hedge

I hope this report is right and Romney is taking the gloves off. He certainly had no qualms about doing that to his Republican opponents. If I hear "He's a nice guy..." one more time I may just lose my lunch. Obama is NOT a nice guy. He is a devious con artist who is hell-bent on destroying this republic. There is nothing nice about that.

16 posted on 07/18/2012 12:48:38 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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17 posted on 07/18/2012 12:48:57 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
I just hope he hasn't waited too long.

Given the microscopic attention spans of a majority of the current American electorate, it actually could be too soon.

Shame that more aren't as wise as Gandalf.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 12:54:17 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Reily

:: He can does this indirectly but effectively by asking Trump to hold a joint news conference with Arpaio! ::

Why do you think The Donald backed down so meekly after all his show and bluster? I hear-tell he is still building and trying to sell units in a high-rise on the Chicago River. Why Trump even awarded the mangement position of the project to a TV show contestant...one of Holder’s people I hear.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 12:57:53 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
very little will be off-limits, from the president's youthful drug habit, to his ties to disgraced Chicago politicians.

I sure hope so.

20 posted on 07/18/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Choosing Newt or Palin for VP would get rid of the Mr Nice guy image...Just turn them loose on Biden.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 1:02:26 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

DO IT MITT!!!!

Go after this ghetto street povery merchant!


22 posted on 07/18/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Demand Obama’s passport applications. Which passport did he use to travel to Pakistan, 1981, Indonesian, Kenyan or U.S.?


23 posted on 07/18/2012 1:04:18 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (Gossip is Satan's talk radio.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Demand Obama’s passport applications. Which passport did he use to travel to Pakistan, 1981, Indonesian, Kenyan or U.S.?


24 posted on 07/18/2012 1:04:57 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (Gossip is Satan's talk radio.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

His socialist anti american rear end has already been vetted. It’s time those in charge took their heads out of their rear ends and acknowledged what has been unfolding for years.
1) Eligibility is a total scam. SS Card, Drafts Card, Birth Certificate,
2) He is a flat out commie. All his regimes zsar appointees are commies.
3) He won’t release his college transscripts because it most likely will show he was a foreign student receiving monies to study.


25 posted on 07/18/2012 1:07:15 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: Reily; Free ThinkerNY
He can does this indirectly

If Romney goes birther his message will get lost in the media frenzy. There is so much else he can clobber Bobo with that there is no need to embrace the Tar Baby.

26 posted on 07/18/2012 1:11:03 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: Magic Fingers

Wait until after the convention to go there. Don’t want to give the RATs the opportunity to replace him and run Hillary.


27 posted on 07/18/2012 1:13:14 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: SvenMagnussen
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Number of Pages :

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28 posted on 07/18/2012 1:13:40 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (Gossip is Satan's talk radio.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He's a nice guy,"

WTF! King Obama is a hard core communists black Muslim and he is a corrupt gangster. Nice guy? Romney is naive.

29 posted on 07/18/2012 1:15:13 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Free ThinkerNY

vet the president....about time


30 posted on 07/18/2012 1:19:45 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“It’s time to vet the president.”

I think there have been years of opportunity to vet the president.

Truth of the matter is that it’s time for my vet to be President...
At least he knows which end of the horse he’s working with.


31 posted on 07/18/2012 1:20:08 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
well he is still talking about it.....and backing down maybe... maybe not!..I think the MSM thinks that built a "Trump's a kook box!" around him. We shall see !....All that is necessary is to keep controversy going and keep the story out there (Keep pushing to drive it to the main stream!) that there is “..something wrong with Zero's documentation..”. That “unease” which is already there bleeds away votes from the mushy headed independents. “The Donald” is a lot of bluster that's obvious, the statement that he had “people looking into the problem” probably was BS. “His people” if he actually had any had no legal authority, however what's different here is “the good sheriff” does! Anyone “The Donald” would hire wouldn't have the weight of “legal authority” that Arpaio’s current crew have. Now it's limited only has authority in Maricopa County some reach into the general Arizona system. It's a start with firmer footing then has been tried before.

Also I am not going to get into a “I heard..” conspiracy theory discussion.

I am not a fan of “The Donald” by any means even less of a fan of Romney.

32 posted on 07/18/2012 1:20:55 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Vigilanteman

Thanks for that after action report!!! Looking forward to seeing events like this all over the country..and down here in SE Pa. as well.


33 posted on 07/18/2012 1:21:19 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Reily

:: Also I am not going to get into a “I heard..” conspiracy theory discussion. ::

Don’t blame you. My post was born out of my 10 years in Chicago political landscape. I am 99% certain someone in the Trump Empire heard the type of discussion I related. The equivalent of

“nice towah ya gots deahr. Be a shame if sumpin was to happen to it. Who’s yer alderman?”


34 posted on 07/18/2012 1:26:59 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: spawn44
His socialist anti american rear end has already been vetted.

Yes it has. But unfortunately, only by a small fraction of the electorate. And never by a GOP POTUS candidate ...

"We have nothing to fear with Barack 0bama in the White House."

35 posted on 07/18/2012 1:27:27 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Magic Fingers

> Then let’s hear him mention Arpaiso’s news conference yesterday.

And ask for his college and high school transcripts.

If 0bama has nothing to hide, and if he’s such a genius, then he should have a sterling academic record, one in which he can take great pride.

So, where are the school records?

What about his master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation?

Where did the money for his Ivy League education come from?

Where is the real birth certificate?

What about the draft card?

What about the Social Security number?

What did he ever do for work, beside being a “community organizer”, which is just a euphemism for “cadre for the commissariat”?

If we’re finally going to vet him, then LET’S DO IT FOR REAL!!


36 posted on 07/18/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Michelle took him to the Vet a long time ago... oh, wait...


37 posted on 07/18/2012 1:33:39 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about Barry’s sealed records, suspended law license and hokey pokey birth certificate? So much corruption so little time.


38 posted on 07/18/2012 1:37:15 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” - - - two Romney advisers who spoke on condition of anonymity.”

Cowards!

Hey Romney, get rid of your empty suit advisors and hire a lot of Joe the Plumbers!

If you can’t Campaign as if the lifeblood of America depended on it, then just get out of the way!


39 posted on 07/18/2012 1:54:25 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Magic Fingers

Trump was all over it on Hannity radio today. Hannity kept trying to change the subject but Trump went full speed ahead.


40 posted on 07/18/2012 2:06:47 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: hoosiermama

The only way I would vote for Romney is if he chose Newt for VP. (I’d vote for Palin, too, but there’s not chance in the world that he’ll pick her, especially with the new person who is directing his campaign.)

Romney really has no chance of winning because he’s just not different enough from Obama and has a long track record of the same things: Romneycare, the father of “gay marriage” in MA, etc. Only people who really despise Obama will vote for him, and unfortunately, not enough people in the US really despise Obama.

That said, if his campaign actually started challenging Obama on his lies and misdirection, it might capture the interest of a few people. And if he got a bulldog like Newt to do the work for him, that would certainly help. Although no matter what, the problem is that we are still left with an unlikeable, liberal, wealthy loser in the Kerry mold at the top of the ticket.


41 posted on 07/18/2012 2:10:56 PM PDT by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll believe he is getting tough on Barry when he starts saying what the president is doing in UNAMERICAN.


42 posted on 07/18/2012 2:18:59 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Do it, Romney!

It's a good start with the video shown at the Townhall link. Where did all the stimulus money go
43 posted on 07/18/2012 2:24:47 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: hoosiermama

Fraudulent use of another’s Social Security number.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 2:26:17 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Vigilanteman

I’m sure it didn’t hurt. Good Job.


45 posted on 07/18/2012 2:37:53 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They need to vet the entire Obama team. From the Czars on up. But, will settle for Obama.


46 posted on 07/18/2012 2:37:53 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
We political junkies have to keep telling ourselves that the great unwashed masses could care less about the election until at least Sept. If he pushes hard I don't think he will have that much of a problem. Look every day Bambi gives him some stupid statement that he can crucify him with. Day before was the idiotic statement about government causing business to be successful. Today one of his “bundlers” I believe worked for Bain when they outsourced a company. Economic advisers have not met in six months. The hits just keep on coming. This clown is literally giving it away.Mittens has wanted this all his life. He is now pissed and we will have to see. But time is our friend.
47 posted on 07/18/2012 2:52:30 PM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: dandiegirl

Excellent! I only heard part of Hannity’s show and at that point he was promoting the Zimmerman interview.


48 posted on 07/18/2012 2:55:16 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

” Romney has always been careful to hedge his tough digs at Obama with a civil nod toward the president’s moral character: “He’s a nice guy,” the Republican has often said. “He just has no idea how the private economy works.”

Obama is a nice guy, eh Romney ? He is an evil POS that would cut your nuts off while swigging a beer!!


49 posted on 07/18/2012 2:55:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SvenMagnussen

“Demand Obama’s passport applications. Which passport did he use to travel to Pakistan, 1981, Indonesian, Kenyan or U.S.?”

Yes, with all Hussein has to hide, Mitt could demand an item AT LEAST once a week.

Remember how when J F’n Kerry was running, Big Media each week announced some new bold plan Kerry was UNVEILING.

Mitt won’t have Big Media helping him, but if he held a presser every say Tuesday morning at a particular time bringing up some NEW fraud, long known to us but never reported by Big Media, he would SLAM the door on Hussein’s stones every time.

Never let up.

Attack, attack, and if in doubt attack.

Hussein sucks. Tell him and us all so every day.


50 posted on 07/18/2012 3:07:35 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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