Skip to comments.In new film, a dramatic look at Mitt Romney's loss of confidence
Posted on 01/18/2014 4:27:38 PM PST by gusopol3
A new documentary about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The film, "Mitt," is an extraordinarily intimate look at the former Massachusetts governor as he ran for president twice, in 2008 and 2012. Director Greg Whiteley had impressed Romney with his 2005 documentary "New York Doll," which brilliantly chronicled a broken-down rock musician's conversion to Mormonism, and for the new film, Romney gave Whiteley unprecedented freedom to record behind-the-scenes moments as the candidate and his family endured the trials of two presidential campaigns.....
the old lack of confidence came out again as Romney suggested he never felt comfortable in the race. He passed on something someone at headquarters had told him: "In some ways, we kind of had to steal the Republican nomination. Our party is southern, evangelical and populist. And you're northern, and you're Mormon, and you're rich. And these do not match well with our party."
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At this point, what difference does it make???
Race car guys go by feel in the "set-up", sometimes after it feels good don't try to tweak it anymore, run what ya brung at that point. Ditto that Rock and Roll bands they know the music or the song is a hit by a reaction of the crowd. I get the sense Romney didn't have the 6th sense that what he was doing was working even when he hit on it, he kept trying to tweak it more, maybe it is because it wasn't in his core. Ronald Reagan had this 6th sense, and unfortunately I think BHO has it too.
I’ll watch it right after I watch Weinstein and Streep’s film.
He should have gone negative from day 1 and kept poring it on for the whole election. It could have been a rout.
But he was too too goody good to do that.
Why did the big donors insist upon a candidate that did not “match well with our party”?
That’s such an obvious recipe for failure.
Yet they could have guaranteed the Republican candidate’s failure just as well by denying funding to any candidate.
Why spend money to get what they can have for free?
I had Republicans here try to tell me that Romney was a good candidate. Same with McCain.
he was also never a conservative
They will save that move for a conservative
At this point, what difference does it make???
seems to make a great deal of difference to the RomneyBots who are already pushing Willard for 2016..
Over the last 8 or 9 years I have tried to dig very deeply into who Romney is and has been all of his life.
Artificial is the word, from his youth to everything else, he is an artificial man, totally driven to check off boxes of success.
Even after decades in elective politics and two major presidential runs, his life as the son of two major politicains, and as the husband of a small time politician who has held office, an attempt to decide what his true politics and positions are, is impossible for almost everyone, he is just an ambitious, artificial man, driven to win things.
someone at headquarters had told him: “In some ways, we kind of had to steal the Republican nomination
Yep that’s the only way liberal Willard got the nomination...
killed off the Conservatives in the race...
Romney helped Obama in 2008, for Soros, by directing
the attack on the Palin Family.
As a reward, the miserable GOP gave him the nomination
of which he had no real interest.
I guess not. Compared to the other wild-eyed liberal fanatics, he APPEARED conservative.
I'd have to disagree. In the last few days of the 2012 race, Obama couldn't draw flies to his rallies. Those who showed up seemed dispirited.
In his last appearance, in Des Moines, Obama was clearly acting like he had lost the race. His attending media sensed the vibe...and started writing political obituaries. Even the NYT did a long think piece discussing "Could Obama really lose?"
At that point, Obama had no sense of winning. If there is somebody on his team who has that sixth sense, it is probably Axelrod. Certainly, his campaign team kept assuring a nervous media that the race was well in hand.
Romney didn’t know he was going to debate two people in the second debate (Obozo and Crowly), and he didn’t know Obozo would be wearing a wire. When I saw Obama months later speaking to someone with a foreign language and he had a wire, he had the same look on his face.
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