Skip to comments.Romney: We're Not Getting Personal
Posted on 08/10/2012 2:07:41 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Now, here's Romney. This was this morning on NBC News. F. Chuck Todd was talking to Romney, and F. Chuck said, "Do you have a feeling that this campaign has turned into a race to the bottom?" Because your ad -- your ad, Mr. Romney -- it's the lowest of the low and even the New York Times says so!
Do you feel we're racing to the bottom here?
ROMNEY: Our campaign would be helped immensely if we had an agreement between both campaigns that we were only going to talk about issues, and that attacks based upon business or family or taxes or things of that nature, that this is just a diversion. Our ads haven't gone after the president personally. Our ads talk about his record as president and failure of his policies to create jobs, but we haven't dredged up the old stuff that people talked about last time. We haven't gone after the personal things.
So is Romney asking for credit for that, or is he on the defensive? (paraphrased exchange) F. Chuck says, "Is your campaign going to the bottom?" and Romney says, "No, no, we're not going to the bottom. We need a truce. We need a truce." Now, some people... I should say Mr. Snerdley is going nuts in there. I have heard some people think that if you read between the lines there, that there's a threat from Romney, maybe a preview of what's coming.
We haven't done it, quote, "yet." We haven't gotten personal "yet." We haven't dredged up that old stuff that people talked about last time around "yet," like Jeremiah Wright and like Bill Ayers. We haven't done that "yet." Some people say that's what they hear in this ad. Others are saying, "No, no, it's not that. That's wishful thinking. If that's what you think you're hearing, it's wishful thinking." What Romney is asking is for Obama to stop the negative stuff.
And, of course, if that's the case, that's laughable, it isn't going to happen. And, again, people are saying: "You didn't have any problem going personal with Newt. You didn't have any problems going personal with Santorum. You didn't have any problem with going personal with Bachmann. What is it with Obama? Why in the world do we not pull the trigger against Obama? What is everybody afraid of?" We all know the answer: Race.
RUSH: We've got a new Romney ad, by the way. It's number 26. It's Romney slamming the Obama PAC ad. This is, I guess, Romney firing back at the ad in which Romney's accused of committing murder.
ANNOUNCER: What does it say about a president's character when his campaign tries to use the tragedy of a woman's death for political gain?
RUSH: Never mind. Hold it, hold it, hold it, hold it. Stop the tape. Stop the tape. It doesn't do any good to play this, because it's full of graphics after the first question. They quote various newspapers.
"Scraping bottom," Chicago Tribune.
"Disgusting," ABC News.
ABC News, "Obama campaign knowing" lying about it.
"Unfair attacks," CBS News.
So what Romney has done here in this ad is collected a bunch of network and newspaper printed-word editorials. They ask these questions, and they use the graphic excerpts of the editorials in the ad. And, of course, it ends with "I'm Mitt Romney and I approve this message." So that's their fight-back: Quoting the media on their reaction to Obama's PAC ad accusing Romney of committing murder.
“And, again, people are saying: “You didn’t have any problem going personal with Newt. You didn’t have any problems going personal with Santorum. You didn’t have any problem with going personal with Bachmann. What is it with Obama? Why in the world do we not pull the trigger against Obama? What is everybody afraid of?” We all know the answer: Race.”
IF it is “race” that is holding back Romney, it is probably because Mormons have a terrible history on the issue of “dark skin” in their closet. IF Obama starts going after Romney’s Mormonism....Romney is going to go down hard and hurt the Salt Lake City mafia as well. Mormons don’t want their “real” history explored. The “mormon connection” may well be what has Romney being so timid.
Not an unpleasant thought.
If you vote for Tom, you'll be proud of your vote and you won't be ashamed to tell people about it.
Romney is a TRYING to be a Loser. Do he and Obama have some sort of deal going, or what?
Geesh! it’s like a repeat of Mccain
I will crawl over broken glass to vote against Obama. But Romney is a loser. He is basically McCain 2.0, yet worse sans Palin.
We on the right seem to be too civilized to get into the mud with Obama and his demons. Romney starts a four day bus tour. Lets get the confetti. Romney shoots a pea shooter and Obama uses LAWS rockets. We're gonna lose if Romney does not wake up and get vicious.
Harry Reid is a devout Mormon too. He will surely come out strong against any bad things Barrack says about Mormons, won't he?
No, that would be false.
In 0bama's first year after a vote for this nobody, you'll have rocks thru your windows. You will be in part responsible for another four 0bama years. You will not be proud of what you did to this country - you will in fact be ashamed.
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If somebody doesn’t get up the guts to expose this Marxist/Muslim pos, we will lose.
Juan McPain AND George Bush, now Willard
All far too patrician and chivalrous to stoop to the level of the street rat who has won all his races by sliming the competition
Willard is indeed Juan PcPain without Sarah Palin, so cannot blame his loss on Sarah
Romney: We’re Not Getting Personal
Then you’re going to lose, dumba$$! Unless of course, you pick someone whose already grown a set, which I’m certain you won’t do... dumba$$.
“So what Romney has done here in this ad is collected a bunch of network and newspaper printed-word editorials. They ask these questions, and they use the graphic excerpts of the editorials in the ad. And, of course, it ends with “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.” So that’s their fight-back: Quoting the media on their reaction to Obama’s PAC ad accusing Romney of committing murder.”
I’m sure Rush’s ad would have been Romney calling Obama a c*cksucker, and the guy from the ad a lying little bitch motherf*cker whose wife got what she deserved?
What is it that Romney is supposed to present in order to with the Badass of the Airwaves Award for Kick-Ass Ads?
“Fight back! Just dont ask me to define that. I just want to say it as it makes me feel like I know more.”
Everyone critiques, no one produces.
“Romney needs to cram a turd sandwich down Husseins throat every day. I detest Clinton. But he was a crafty bastard. He and Stephanopolis developed a ‘rapid-response’ team who responded to any criticism within 1 hour of any political criticism of him. It worked.
We on the right seem to be too civilized to get into the mud with Obama and his demons. Romney starts a four day bus tour. Lets get the confetti. Romney shoots a pea shooter and Obama uses LAWS rockets. We’re gonna lose if Romney does not wake up and get vicious. “
Again, lots of cliches about “getting tough” not a clue what that remotely means.
Make up stuff?
Call him names?
Give us this vaulted example of what the perfect ad would be and how it should go, so we can understand what “vicious” involves.
Principled, Ill tell you what, 10,000 bucks? Ten thousand dollar bet?
I will be proud of my vote for Tom. I encourage you to check out the America's Party website before you waste your vote on Obama or Romney. You still have plenty of time to do the right thing.
Neither you nor I can save Romney's disastrous campaign.
“Harry Reid is a devout Mormon too. He will surely come out strong against any bad things Barrack says about Mormons, won’t he?”
I know you are being sarcastic, but I doubt he would. It is interesting to note that I think Reid, a democrat, is more pro-life than Romney.
“But Romney is a loser. He is basically McCain 2.0, yet worse sans Palin.”
Stop drinking the MSM kool-aid.
“I will be proud of my vote for Tom. I encourage you to check out the America’s Party website before you waste your vote on Obama or Romney. You still have plenty of time to do the right thing.”
I certainly will, because I’m voting third party for the first time in my life rather than vote for Romney as the GOP candidate. From what I have gleened thus far, I only have one area of disagreement with the “American Party” and that would be I do not think the 17th Ammendment should be repealed. Also, although I don’t like paying income tax, I seriously doubt the 16th will ever be repealed. Neither of those are “gamestoppers” on my voting with that party though.
Yes, the 16th and 17th amendments are both very controversial. For example, many (perhaps most) people like the notion of “the people” directly electing Senators. The down side is that our state governments have lost their direct connection to Senators and thus have no direct representation in the U.S. government. As a result, federalism and states’ rights have taken a beating. As things now stand, though, most people take your view of the 17th amendment and it will likely remain with us for as far out as we can see.
I know. Harry Reid is one of the worst low-lifes in the congress, but he also has a higher NRA rating than a lot of Republicans. As for the Mormons though, I am surprised to see Harry Reid going at Romney the way he does, as in the accusation of Romney not paying taxes. Seems like a strange way for two members of the same church to be treating each other.
Not an unpleasant thought.
Shame on you!!
(for posting what I was thinking first)
With them big ocean blue eyes.
“The down side is that our state governments have lost their direct connection to Senators and thus have no direct representation in the U.S. government. As a result, federalism and states rights have taken a beating.”
Actually, the Civil War pretty much ended “State’s Rights” (as originally intended) and the idea that this country was just a “Union” of sovereign States. Before the Civil War people used to say (which is proper grammar) that “the United States are...” Since then we all say “the United States is.” The Civil War (for better or worse) changed us from and “are to an is.” Most Americans think of the country as a single entity, not a union of states. States are viewed, by most, as inferior to the Country. States have become to the country what counties are to states. I’m not saying this is right or wrong, I’m simply stating what I “think” the majority view of our country is.
His McCainiac moment?
Can we still draft someone else? my God.
I can’t disagree with what you’re saying. I’d like there to be more respect for our state governments, but you’re right about what we’re dealing with now.
Specifically....go at Obama with the facts. And one fact is that though obama has said 'those who do not want to reveal the truth, they have something to hide'. So Mr. President unseal your college records...What are you hiding? Unseal your passport...What are you hiding? Unseal you leagal writings....What are you hiding? Do this often and whenever obama evinces that he wants to criticize Romneys record. Record for Record Mr. Obama.
Specifically.....go the hell on offence and begin the define Obama. Remind them of Ayers, Wright, Davis, his own writings in his several 'autobiographies'. Tell the public why his character is in question....that he laughs when he tell of doing dope and cocaine. He thinks it is funny. Go to Youtube and see it for yourself. Is he the kind of person you want your children to emulate.
Specifically....Reminds the public often of what obama has done to Freedom, free enterprise, the Constitution,...do it often and loudly.
Specifically....Go on OFFENCE.
And Specifically....you are surely smart enough to to leave your snarkey pissant remarks out of it. We are about to lose the presidency to obama and some feel this will result in destruction to our Republic which might be irreparable.
You don't need to write back unless you need to offload some inane remarks again.
This isn’t about Romney. It’s about stopping 0bama.
There is no way in hell anyone but 0bama or Romney wins.
There is no way in hell Romney is worse than 0bama [court picks, marxist policies, unbounded spending.]
There is no way in hell the America’s Party does anything but give 0bama a win.
It is just plain stupid to do anything that may help 0bama win. Stupid. And you’re asking others to do this stupid thing. Idiotic.
I’m no fan of Romney - and I’m even less a fan of 0bama. So, Romney it will have to be.
The time to bitch and moan about our nominee has passed. Were you unaware?
If you wanted a different nominee, you should have done more in the primary you lazy azz.
If it weren’t for lazy whining botches, we may not have ended up w/ Romney - but we did. So I will support him and ask others to do so in order to avoid an 0bama win.
So next time do something about it before the nominee is decided. Please.
He was competing against them during the primaries. Did you expect all the candidates do what the rat candidates did during the 2004 presidential election when they all acted as they were going to share the presidency?
I am sure you would be happy if that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave gets reelected and can finish what he started. Which is the destruction of this great country
He will lose. And it's more likely people will be voting for the Veep
instead of him.
Dare I call him a pussy? I just did. Just sad.
Yeah like a third Party candidate will win the election. You might as well push the button for that arrogant pos occupant, because you will be be voting for him whether you realize it or not. Wake up
Leave it to Romney to haul out the Country Club Rulebook and show up with the Clubhouse Lawyer ...to what Obama has planned as a gun, knife and broken bottle party.
Tom DeLay ...and Lee Atwater are the only Republicans I can recall who understood that politics, as practiced by the Democrat Party, was a bar-room brawl-and they had the savvy to read the room right before-hand and knew who was going to do what and when.
Forget it. I am not going to vote for any third party candidate who doesn’t have no chance
“Forget it. I am not going to vote for any third party candidate who doesnt have no chance”
IOW you have and can use the fully formed, logical brain, which God gave you.
(Whereas some learned nothing from 1992 Perot, or from GOP primary of 2012 and splitting the vote. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.)
And you expect him to win against that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? Unbelievable
Harry Reid could say “Romney is a mormon and mormons hate blacks” and not one person in the media would remind him that he’s a mormon, too.
Mitt is not going to win this. He doesn’t want to win it. And the GoPElites don’t want to win it either. That’s why they picked Romney. They KNEW his mormonism and his wealth would be used against him.
“Yeah like a third Party candidate will win the election. You might as well push the button for that arrogant pos occupant, because you will be be voting for him whether you realize it or not. Wake up”
No my friend it is time for you to wake up and realize that we must fight both Obama and Romney. Like I have written before. The current situation we are in is like having to chose between Horse Manure (Romney) and Pig Manure (Obama). Some have argued, you for instance, that “Horse Manure” isn’t as bad as “Pig Manure” so we must chose the former because we have to chose. Well, you just don’t get it that in either case you are getting manure. I won’t be pushed into that mold of thinking by your ilk. I won’t vote for manure against manure. Romney isn’t just a bad choice, he is a totally unacceptable choice. Plus, he is proving everyday that passes that he only pays “lip service” to full conservatism, and seems only capable of firm action against conservatives. As Jim Robinson has said (my paraphrase), Romney is an abortionist, homophile, and big government statist. He is not now, nor has ever been conservative. He keeps showing his true colors. Oh, and of importance to me is that I won’t help a Mormon cultist be POTUS. I won’t let Salt Lake City Mafia have influence in the Oval Office. The GOPe and Salt Lake City Mafia is just too much.
You call Obama a “POS”, I agree...he is “Pig Manure.” However, you just can’t seem to grasp that Romney is “Horse Manure” (AKA a “POS”). (my sincere apologies to those offended by the vulgarities in this post)
I will keep speaking out against supporting him, even against the vile Obamination. Tell the GOPe to “grow a brain” and get another candidate now, or they can do it on their own. They won’t have my backing anymore. I’m voting for a third option, which is to vote for someone who is not Obama or Romney. You may think it futile. I call it the principled and wisest course of action.
I appeal to you to develope some principle and not be guided by fear alone. An ABO posture at ANY cost is just unwise. Voting for Romney is unwise.
“Id like there to be more respect for our state governments”
I cannot disagree with that! :-)
No, sorry, Rush, that isn't it.
It's losing status and respect from the RNC/RiNO elders, by "stepping out of character" and actually fighting the Democrats when they lie and slur.
Here at the RNC, "we just don't do that -- no class."
That's the real answer.
Like consistently voting for whatever GOPe candidate that gets forced down our throats just so 'our guy' can give us a kinder, gentler form of socialism?