Romney at CPAC: My record is “severely conservative”

posted at 4:50 pm on February 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

Not a gamechanger but not a bad speech either. If you like him, this will do nothing to dissuade you; if you don’t, this won’t change your mind; and if you’re undecided, you’re still undecided despite him dropping the word “conservative” into virtually every other sentence. (According to WaPo, a Republican strategist advised him recently to include more “conservative code words” in his rhetoric. The first conservative code word deployed: “Conservative,” of course.) His best moment here, I think, comes at 9:00 when he defends his work at Bain, but the takeaway line emerges at 14:15 when he describes himself — the architect of RomneyCare, remember — as having been … a “severely conservative Republican governor.” The awkwardness of that phrase is Romney’s whole candidacy in a nutshell. The word “severely” is almost always used colloquially in a pejorative or clinical sense (“severely unhappy,” “severely handicapped”), yet he’s using it here in a boastful way, as if to say that he can be as strident and unreasonable as he thinks the crowd needs him to be to give them comfort on his ideological bona fides as nominee. I go back and forth between being annoyed that a guy as intelligent as he is can’t even fake his identification with the right more effectively and feeling sympathy for him that he can’t connect with his audience on a gut level. That’s a tremendous retail disability for a politician and it must cause Romney no little agony, but he limps on towards the nomination regardless. If he ends up winning in spite of it, even with all his other advantages it’ll be an achievement.

Anyway, interesting to see shades of Mitt 2008 here touting his record on social conservatism. That’s proof positive of how worried he is about Santorum, especially as the backlash to the new HHS contraception rule picks up. Gingrich is speaking as I write this in the day’s other potential gamechanger. Stay tuned for that video in an hour or so.

Update: Rush Limbaugh: “I have never heard anybody say, ‘I’m severely conservative. No, I’ve never heard anybody SAY it.”

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Breitbart is bringing it…

d1carter on February 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

he is not conservative, he is a liberal.

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

He’s not a liberal, but he’s not a conservative either.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM

That’s the thing. Nobody has a freaking clue what he is since his position changes every 16 minutes on every issue.

angryed on February 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

“Severely disingenuous” is a better description, mittens.

David in ATL on February 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Message: I’m conservative

Cicero43 on February 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

The fierce urgency to be a conservative now.

WordsMatter on February 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Go Team Santorum!!!

multiuseless on February 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

To his credit, Romney is a lousy con man.

forest on February 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Breitbart is bringing it…

d1carter on February 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Severely?

catmman on February 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Is your butt severely hurting today?

JPeterman on February 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Vote for Mitt or he will severely conservatize you…with extreme prejudice.

Bishop on February 10, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Who knows? Maybe he is. All I can think of are all the times he caved in to the liberals so I assumed he was either liberal or didn’t understand the definition of conservative.

yhxqqsn on February 10, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I thought Breitbart was boycotting CPAC because they kicked out GOProud.

Mark1971 on February 10, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Five bucks says he can’t do it while Karl Rove is drinking a glass of water.

Kent18 on February 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

LMAO

beatcanvas on February 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Next Up: Mitt’s Pompadour Pleads With CPAC Attendees: “FIGHT WITH ME — !!!”

Kent18 on February 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

ARE ALL OF YOU ANTI-MITT FOLKS OUT OF YOUR FREAKIN’ MINDS!?!?

Mitt was CPAC’s choice in 2008 and he has done nothing since then except move further to the right.

He is the only one in this filed who has the organization and fundraising ability to run a campaign against Obama, and he is the only one with ANY executive experience.

The folks who call Mitt a liberal or even a moderate anymore are nuts.

Mitt USED TO be a Republican liberal = like, G-d Forbid… RUDY GIULIANI – and he has moved steadily to the right – like many Americans.

Like me!

If the GOP wants to attract more voters – and if the CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT wants to attract more members, then they had better effin’ not attack folks like me and Mitt who have moved from the left to the right.

IT’S IDIOTIC TO ATTACK CONVERTS TO CONSERVATISM.

Idiotic.

And it will lose us the White House this year.

reliapundit on February 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I would have gone for a severely handicapped singer.

PrettyD_Vicious on February 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

You can fool some of the people some of the time…

catquilt on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Don’t worry, in 2008 he embodied all three legs of the conservative stool, but in 2011, he is not conservative, he is a liberal.

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Unfortunately, Rush (and others) did not pay close enough attention to Romney’s record at the time and listened too closely to his rhetoric. We’ve had three years since then to dissect him.

He hasn’t held up too well under the microscope.

Doomberg on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

“Of course I’m an excellent driver severely conservative.”

innominatus on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Fraudulently conservative? Has anyone actually counted how many times he used the C word in his 26plus minutes?

mooseygoosey on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Who knew?

Susanboo on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Buy this or go to jail. Severely go to jail.

lorien1973 on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I think this was a severe gaffe.

KMav on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Is that rather unusual? To do both?

DrMagnolias on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

“I hunt those deer things with a lever action revolver, just like all of you guys.”

-UberCon Mitt

Bishop on February 10, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I was hunting Moose….No Elk…No…whatever it had horns

MontanaMmmm on February 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Breitbart’s talking about Bishop’s bunker!

Fallon on February 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

what a complete and utter FAKE Mitt is.

unseen on February 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I wonder if Mitt would describe himself severely married?

beatcanvas on February 10, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Don’t worry, in 2008 he embodied all three legs of the conservative stool, but in 2011, he is not conservative, he is a liberal.

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM
Unfortunately, Rush (and others) did not pay close enough attention to Romney’s record at the time and listened too closely to his rhetoric. We’ve had three years since then to dissect him.

He hasn’t held up too well under the microscope.

Doomberg on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Yeah awfully convenient excuse, as if it required a lot of research to know Romney did RomneyCare in 2006.

More like Rush and other didn’t care about Romneycare or Mandates in 2008 because it wasn’t in their interest to denounce them until Obama did the same thing. That’s what you call a paradox.

AYNBLAND on February 10, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Maybe he meant to say “hardly.”

29Victor on February 10, 2012 at 5:19 PM

but the takeaway line emerges at 14:15 when he describes himself — the architect of RomneyCare, remember — as having been … a “severely conservative Republican governor.” The awkwardness of that phrase is Romney’s whole candidacy in a nutshell.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Hey Romney Haters….what’s your problem? Obviously, all of you are Obama supporters. And must approve of socialism and worse.

Romney is not DC. His speech was excellent today and right on target.

Rush?….the big fat white man who makes $$$ off the right wingers…who has a 75% disapproval among all voters. Yeah, Rush has a lot of influence..with a very tiny segment who can’t read or do their own research.

Vote Obama in November. That is your alliance and quit pretending you give a damn about my country.

Redford on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I think this statement cuts to the heart of why Romney seems to come so close, but not quite get it.

He is a manager, a consultant, a problem solver. These skills require what we used to call “left brain” thinking. Rational, unemotional, tackle the problem and fix it.

The problem is, the presidency is not a “manager” or “consultant” type of position. The presidency involves choosing sides among competing views, not simply going in to “fix” a problem.

In other words, Washington isn’t broke because it’s like a company where people are dumb and just can’t figure out how to run it right. It’s broke because we have diametrically opposed competing interests. And you have to figure out which side of those competing interests you are on.

Mitt doesn’t want to choose sides in these competing interests, he wants to go in and “fix” the problem while making everybody happy. But that is impossible.

The president really is the embodiment of a particular point of view, nothing more nothing less. We select our presidents not based on how they can “fix” a problem, but how close their ideological point of view matches with our own.

So, the presidency is a position that requires emotion, someone who is passionate who gains followers who then go on to recruit converts. Mitt is not emotional, he is a problem solver that can’t see the forest for the trees. So he is left with the perfect campaign on paper that can’t light fire.

Galadriel on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I sense a South Park eps coming out of this speech. Manbearbig

unseen on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

what a complete and utter FAKE Mitt is.

unseen on February 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

That’s SEVERELY fake to you, and don’t you forget it.

CyberCipher on February 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM

There is nothing severe about conservatism. Romney does not understand conservatism and is trying to fake it. Romney, the severe conservative.

Gingrich understands conservatism and embraces it when it is too his advantage to do so. And he abandons it when this offers perceived advantage. Gingrich, the convenient conservative.

Santorum has been conservative except on spending. He bought the lie along with so many other Republicans, that pork is the key to victory. And conservatives, as was the case for so many other Republicans in 2006, stayed home on election day. Santorum says he has learned his lesson and promises a balanced budget in five years. Ah, sweet repentance.

Santorum, the (mostly) true conservative. He is a courageous and honerable man. Romney is honerable, but not courageous. Gingrich is neither.

exdeadhead on February 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Hey Romney Haters….what’s your problem?

Redford on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Hey Genius…

RomneyCare introduced ObamaCare, and Mitt is all “no apologies” about it.

Duh.

beatcanvas on February 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Is that rather unusual? To do both?

DrMagnolias on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Not really. It takes considerably longer than a straight MD…an average of 8yrs. The good thing is that is a scholarship program, so you have no loans, and you get a stipend throughout the duration. There is only 1000 NIH grants a yr, and my school only have 4 spots, so it is quite competitive. You can google MSTP or Medical Scientist Training programs if you want to learn more about it.

You usually need a lot of research experience to be accepted, and it is a different application from the regular med school application process. I was a co-author 3 research papers before I applied.

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Mitts bumper sticker: “I am severely for everyone”.

celtic warrior on February 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Vote Obama in November. That is your alliance and quit pretending you give a damn about my country.

Redford on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Your candidate’s mask severely cracked today. Need a Kleenex?

If Romney doesn’t make it, find another Liberal to vote for.

kingsjester on February 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

but he limps on towards the nomination regardless. If he ends up winning in spite of it, even with all his other advantages it’ll be an achievement.

True, but it will also be a huge handicap.

“Limp” is the key word.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

OT

Is there any news on the Occupy CPAC front scheduled this afternoon.

RickB on February 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I heard one of them being interviewed on SiriusXM’s POTUS saying he and his cohorts were paid 60 bucks each to stand out there and protest. He admitted to not having a clue who they were protesting.

Shocker.

Common Sense Floridian on February 10, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Mitts bumper sticker: “I am severely for everyone”.

celtic warrior on February 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

“Severely for/against everything”, or “America is Beautiful”

Obama’s is “From Diapers to Depends.

Pick one.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Yeah. “Severely conservative”–That’s…unfortunate. I did not watch the speech (yet), but I’m guessing he was using a teleprompter? Whoever wrote in that phrase needs to stop writing speeches. Severely stop.

But, as this thread devolves into more infighting and name-calling, I’ll repeat what has become my mantra over the past several months: I will vote for ANYBODY who gets the GOP nomination in November. ANYBODY.

I will vote for a bag of unshelled walnuts if it’s the GOP nominee.
IMHO, B H Obama is the WORST president in history. (He’d also compete for worst leader in the history of the world–only a few names come to mind that I think were worse.)

RedCrow on February 10, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I think we all need to revisit what the goal of this election is and come to grips with some basic reality. First our object should be to replace the sitting president. PERIOD!
Second to call your self a democrat only means one thing,”keeping the republicans out of office” and it really doesn’t matter what your personal beliefs are.
On the other hand to be an acceptable republican for some it means you have to fit a vague ill defined image. What we all should be focusing on is, does a candidate have enough, not all, of what we are looking for and can that candidate defeat Obama.
Democrats generally come together to win an election and put their personal desires in the back seat. Republicans seem to only want their personal perfect candidate and, by their actions, put winning in the back seat rather than vote for someone less than that mythical perfect conservative. He is not out there. Get used to it! Until the republican opposition plays by the same rules as the democrats, they are just sucking wind.
The infighting is amplified and broadcasted by the media and turns off those who pay little attention until it’s time to vote.
Winning this election is all that matters.

oldernwiser on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Alert me when he’s severely sorry for RomneyCare and for signing the assault weapons ban and for saying that coal plants kill and for appointing democraps to the bench and for increasing spending more than his liberal Democrap successor.

flyfisher on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

“Buy this, or go to Jail”

-Governor Mitt Romney

portlandon on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

So he is left with the perfect campaign on paper that can’t light fire.

Galadriel on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

In other words, he rains on his own campaign!

PrettyD_Vicious on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I wonder how many here actually listened to his speech.

Mitch Rapp on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I don’t understand the fascination with Santorum, a guy who scammed a school district out of $100,000 while he did not live in the district.

You guys think Obama and his team are not going to bring the reasons whys he lost his senate seat up?

dmnari on February 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

wonder how many here actually listened to his speech.

Mitch Rapp on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I wonder how many fell asleep listening to the speech.

unseen on February 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Rush?….the big fat white man who makes $$$ off the right wingers…

Redford on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Does someone need his binky, and a little nappy-time…?

Kent18 on February 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Does someone need his binky, and a little nappy-time…?

Kent18 on February 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Severe nappy-time

29Victor on February 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Santorum, the (mostly) true conservative. He is a courageous and honerable man. Romney is honerable, but not courageous. Gingrich is neither.

exdeadhead on February 10, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Meanwhile, Obama is either clueless or despicable.

(Yes, I talk to myself sometimes.)

exdeadhead on February 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Chudi

Chudi

Chudi

Chudi

Chudi

Chudi

ad infinitum

Hi, I’m severely chupachudi and I am severely in the tank for Mitt Romney. I will severely do whatever necessary to severely cripple any opposition to Romney. This includes severely lying, severely misstating records and severely badmouthing anybody who isn’t severely supportive of Romney.

If you do not severely support Romney as severely as I do, I will severely beat you about the head with my severely racist rock overlord. Then feed you to my severely damaged severely Romney fluffin’ comrade…(wait…for…it) severlycsdeven.

cozmo on February 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Interesting. I’m glad I saw you on this thread–I learned something.

DrMagnolias on February 10, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I wonder how many here actually listened to his speech.

Mitch Rapp on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

There’s no point in listening to a Romney speech. After 6 months, they all cease to have ever exisited, just ask his supporters.

29Victor on February 10, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Let’s try this out…

“severely educated”
“severely American”
“severely pregnant”
“severely gracious”
“severely engaged”
“severely sympathetic”

Hmm… how about…

“severely socialist”

Hey – that one works!

beatcanvas on February 10, 2012 at 5:29 PM

That’s the thing. Nobody has a freaking clue what he is since his position changes every 16 minutes on every issue.

angryed on February 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Good Lord, FINALLY somebody nails the Jell-O to the wall.

Ed Snyder on February 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM

LOL, Romney just made things worse with this speech.

His only chance of winning the nomination now is to carpetbomb Santorum with $100 million+ in negative ads for the remainder of the primary season. Of course, doing so will make him even less popular with the conservative he is dependent on to beat Obama.

Either way, Romney will never be president.

Norwegian on February 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Why does Andrew Breitbart look like Mark Twain?

And who picked the music playing in between speakers? It sounds like Pink Floyd playing music from a Sherwood Schwartz sitcom.

Dack Thrombosis on February 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM

oldernwiser on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I think we were writing almost the same thing at the same time.
(It must be global warming, or something.)

RedCrow on February 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

His only chance of winning the nomination now is to carpetbomb Santorum with $100 million+ in negative ads for the remainder of the primary season. Of course, doing so will make him even less popular with the conservative he is dependent on to beat Obama.

Either way, Romney will never be president.

Norwegian on February 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Remember, though, that Romney doesn’t need the conservative vote. King Willard is gonna go all the way with the independents and moderates!

*snicker*

Dack Thrombosis on February 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Winning this election is all that matters.

oldernwiser on February 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Some of us live according to a fixed set of principles. My trust is in the Lord, not hired hands in Washington D.C. I will fight for what I believe in and then vote my conscience regardless.

As the Good Book says, Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

flyfisher on February 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

It sounds like Pink Floyd playing music from a Sherwood Schwartz sitcom.

Dack Thrombosis on February 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Oh my land, that was funny.

DrMagnolias on February 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Why does Andrew Breitbart look like Mark Twain?

Dack Thrombosis on February 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Heck, he could look like Engels and I’d still admire him. He is simply great, a mensch, a national treasure.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Dr. McCain walked into the Tardis and Dr. Romney came out. Different face but the same character. That’s how the series keeps going y’see.

Apologies to Tom Baker and David Tennant they were actually good.

rihar on February 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

He was a loser at CPAC2009 and he’s a loser at CPAC2012.

Let’s get to the Cuda’s speech already.

KirknBurker on February 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Interesting. I’m glad I saw you on this thread–I learned something.

DrMagnolias on February 10, 2012 at 5:29 PM

That’s cool. It was fun because I loved doing basic research, and I had no school loans…so it’s a win-win. The only draw back is the time.

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Hey Romney Haters….what’s your problem? Obviously, all of you are Obama supporters. And must approve of socialism and worse.
Redford on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I am no Romney hater. I think he’s a nice, moral guy, who just doesn’t happen to be a Conservative. I’m sure he gave a great CPAC speech, I was working and not able to hear it, but he’s not a bad speaker. As far as voting for Obama, that’s a laugh! There are two other viable candidates, one of which is very conservative, and this primary race is NO WHERE NEAR OVER. If Romney wins the nomination, he’ll have my vote, until then, I’m supporting a Conservative.

Oh, and BTW, Rush is not on the ballot, he’s a radio talk show host, and a damn good one at that.

Susanboo on February 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Severely convictionless!

KirknBurker on February 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

If you have to convince people you are conservative, your record probably is not.

leftnomore on February 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Vote Obama in November. That is your alliance and quit pretending you give a damn about my country.

Redford on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Relax, dude. I happen to think Chuck Woolery’s speech wasn’t half bad.

RepubChica on February 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Romney haters get over yourselves. If Romney is our candidate, he will use his successful business experience to turn things around in our economy. He has experience doing this. Most of his career has been in business rather than government. That is what we need at this point in time to fix what is broken in our economy. He is the only GOP candidate that has such experience. What we don’t need is another Washington insider.

NuclearPhysicist on February 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM

His only chance of winning the nomination now is to carpetbomb Santorum with $100 million+ in negative ads for the remainder of the primary season. Of course, doing so will make him even less popular with the conservative he is dependent on to beat Obama.

Either way, Romney will never be president.

Have you looked at how to win the nomination? Do you know he is not on the ballot in Indiana and Virginia?

Santorum is no conservative; he was the part of the Bush gang that made the entitlements worse by enacting a budget busting Medicare Part D program that used misleading estimates (just like Obamcare).

dmnari on February 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Rockefeller Republicans view Conservatism as harsh and boorish. Both Presidents Bush based their campaigns on a “compassionate conservatism.” Romney is cut from that same cloth. He considers moderate Republicans to be compassionate and conservative Republicans as severe. Thus it makes sense that he’d try to appeal to the right by claiming to be a “severe” Republican.

Article I Section 8 on February 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

His only chance of winning the nomination now is to carpetbomb Santorum with $100 million+ in negative ads for the remainder of the primary season. Of course, doing so will make him even less popular with the conservative he is dependent on to beat Obama.

Either way, Romney will never be president.

Norwegian on February 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Santorum has been attacking him for ever, and even attacked him a lot in his speech at CPAC, but according to you so-called true conservatives, only Romney is capable of negative campaigning.

Don’t worry, he will strike back and strike back hard against Santorum.

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Mitt, before you get to the next debates, stop your annoying lip-smacking habit.

leftnomore on February 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

No school loans is a definite win. :)

DrMagnolias on February 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Galadriel on February 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Well said.

WisRich on February 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Update: Rush Limbaugh: “I have never heard anybody say, ‘I’m severely conservative. No, I’ve never heard anybody SAY it.”

Remember Al Gore’s favorite campaign line? “I’m my own man.”

Yeah if you have to convince people you are your own man by stating repeatedly on the campaign trail that “I’m my own man” people have a tendency to not believe you.

Romney: “I’m severely conservative”

What’s that? Come again? GRIN.

Dr Evil on February 10, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney on this Sunday’s morning shows:

I meant to say maniacally.

29Victor on February 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

“severely conservative”

Hey Mitt, at this point in your political career, If you have to say it, you’ve got a problem.

Go sell it somewhere else, Mitt. Nobody’s buying it.

portlandon on February 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Dr. McCain walked into the Tardis and Dr. Romney came out.

rihar on February 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Who?

/

Fallon on February 10, 2012 at 5:41 PM

That is what we need at this point in time to fix what is broken in our economy.

NuclearPhysicist on February 10, 2012 at 5:37 PM

What you “need at this point in time” is a Midol.

Severely.

Kent18 on February 10, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Go sell it somewhere else, Mitt. Nobody’s buying it.

portlandon on February 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

yeah, we’re buying santorum by the bucket (noot) :-(

jimver on February 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Watching the Mittbots attempt to defend this is severely amusing.

kingsjester on February 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Don’t worry, he will strike back and strike back hard against Santorum.

Chudi on February 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

When does he plan on striking hard against PBHO? The day after never?

Bishop on February 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I want to believe, but he is an unconvincing speaker. He’s really trying to sound conservaive but it comes off as an effort more than the basis of his ideology. I hope I’m wrong.

leftnomore on February 10, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Romney is a conservative on most issues but nobody believes him.

that is why the left,center,indepependents,and disaffected democrats will vote for him over Santorum whom they DO believe is extrely conservative.

gerrym51 on February 10, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Dr. McCain walked into the Tardis and Dr. Romney came out.

rihar on February 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Who?

/

Fallon on February 10, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I don’t suppose there’s any chance of him having a little “accident” and regenerating as a conservative, is there?

sadarj on February 10, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Watching the Mittbots attempt to defend this is severely amusing.

kingsjester on February 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Good grief. It was ONE word in a 30 minute speech that Allah chose to lead with. Agree it was awkward, but, there is nothing to defend as far as the speech goes.
Carry on.

alice

bluealice on February 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Susanboo on February 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I’m glad for what you wrote about the general.

I’m not too adamantly attached to my preferred candidate for the nomination (who happens to be Romney), and I understand the various (and many) arguments against him.

I do worry about electability. I also don’t claim that Romney’s the most electable. That’s the problem–we don’t know! (Surely, we must all see the soft spots that the dems/media will shoot for in all of our candidates.)

I do know that it is imperative that we get this right. Four more years of Obama is the end of the USA.

I’m not feeling too confident.

RedCrow on February 10, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I don’t suppose there’s any chance of him having a little “accident” and regenerating as a conservative, is there?

sadarj on February 10, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Romney regenerates every time he’s up for election.

29Victor on February 10, 2012 at 5:48 PM

bluealice on February 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

It was one very forced, awkward word that did not fit, considering his history of governance.

Kleenex?

kingsjester on February 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Some of us live according to a fixed set of principles. My trust is in the Lord, not hired hands in Washington D.C. I will fight for what I believe in and then vote my conscience regardless.

As the Good Book says, Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

flyfisher on February 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I too have principles. One of which tells me that I should do my utmost to get Obama voted out of office as a second term for him would be bad for this country. My secular trust is in the free will given to me by our creator, I trust that my soul is in the hands of that creator.

oldernwiser on February 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM

29Victor on February 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

lol
murderously conservative

RedCrow on February 10, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Watching the Mittbots attempt to defend this is severely amusing.

kingsjester on February 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

“Romney can’t fit conservatism, so we must remake conservatism to fit him.”

-Mittbot

portlandon on February 10, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Has anyone actually counted how many times he used the C word in his 26plus minutes?

mooseygoosey on February 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Can you use that word in public?

Vince on February 10, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Good grief. It was ONE word in a 30 minute speech that Allah chose to lead with. Agree it was awkward, but, there is nothing to defend as far as the speech goes.
Carry on.

alice

bluealice on February 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

That’s what it come down to. The speech was terrific and this is the best they can do to trash it. The funny thing is it was Rush Limbaugh who said and now it is be parroted. One word that’s all they have.

tbrickert on February 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

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