Krauthammer: Romney gets weaker every week

posted at 2:30 pm on March 7, 2012 by Tina Korbe

When candidates use a long primary process to engineer exceptional campaign organization for the general and to personally connect with as many primary voters as possible, a long primary can be helpful. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney so far has not done that; instead, his trail performance has shown all the signs of a lack of stamina. He’s wasted money and time in states he should have won handily. He’s uttered sloppy — albeit sincere — sentences. He’s backed off of attacks on the president — the one person in the presidential race that needs to be weakened for the general election in the fall.

Charles Krauthammer summarized all of this neatly in a recent appearance on Fox News:

On Fox News’ coverage of Super Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer explained why Romney’s performance left much to be desired and how the wins he chalked up happened in states he was expected to win. But despite coming well short of dominating his rivals, Krauthammer said, Romney remains the front-runner — albeit a weak one.

“It doesn’t change the big picture, which is that Romney, slow and steady and collecting the delegates and the wins he’s winning, is a relatively weak front-runner,” Krauthammer said. “I mean, look where he won, tonight: Massachusetts and Vermont, home court. That’s like Gingrich winning Georgia. That’s like [Stephen] Hayes winning Wisconsin.”

Romney, Krauthammer argued, isn’t strengthening his hand as the primary continues. Instead, he said Romney’s stature as a strong candidate is diminishing.

“So, I think in the end, it’s the slow and steady of the tortoise, you know, gathering up delegates,” he said. “Romney, who’s on his way, but it’s going to be a painful, long trip. And he gets weaker, not stronger, I think, with every week.”

Meanwhile, Obama continues to heat up. He’s conveniently kept the focus on his administration’s contraception mandate, which he’s managed to use to score points with voters sympathetic to the “plight” of those who can’t “afford” contraception. He has deflected blame for rising gas prices — and Romney has given him the proverbial inch to be able take a mile. He has allowed positive economic signals to speak for themselves.

What’s the solution? To borrow a phrase from The Donald, it’s time for Romney to get tough, to develop a spine of adamantium. He can’t be just the pragmatic businessman; he’s got to be the passionate free market alternative to Obama’s crony capitalistic central planner. He needs to make the economic case against the contraception mandate by making a broader case against the socialism of Obamacare. It’s time for Romney to hammer Obamacare so hard that folks no longer think he’s attached to any part of it. He needs to make the case that Obama is largely to blame for high gas prices — again, thanks to central planning tendencies that favor certain products over others. He needs to make the case that the economy has crept back slowly no thanks to Obama at all — and to illustrate how his tax, regulatory and entitlement reform plans are far superior to the president’s nonexistent plans for reform in those areas.

Sorry, Romney, but it’s time to speak the outrageous truth about Obama — and to risk hate as well as love. It’s not enough to be merely tolerated.


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sharrukin on March 7, 2012 at 3:11 PM

With all do respect, read the Romney book The Real Romney the Boston globe guys. You will learn how competitive Romney is. Romney isnt in this to lose, hes in this to win, hes going to after Obama when the time comes.

Dr. Demento on March 7, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Just wait.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Lol, awesome.

nswider on March 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

More evidence that Romney is definitely NOT a conservative. . . .DUMP MITT NOW!

For whom?

gerry-mittbot-lol

gerrym51 on March 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I’m sure Newt will surge now that Palin has gone on TV and spoken in favor of him. Oh wait she has been doing that for months and he landed 4th place almost everywhere including Alaska.

nevermind

hanzblinx on March 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM

It’s important for us to understand something. Santorum, with virtually no $ himself, has been hit with everything and kitchen sink in the last few weeks by Romney and the lib press, a constant barrage, and as a direct result of this most of us can’t help now but see him as to some degree incompetent and an acceptable extremist.

YET Santorum, in most polls, is still doing better vs Obama than Romney. Santorum is at a lowpoint, can only go up, and Romney is yet to be put under the guns.

anotherJoe on March 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

The pundits war on Mitt continues as he keeps on winning. You all smell.

echosyst on March 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

What is this, Bizzaro World? Romney keeps racking up the wins (not to mention the delegates) all the while getting weaker? Weaker than whom? He won six of ten states yesterday and took second in 3 of the 4 he lost. Who can brag of a better record than that?

rogaineguy on March 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

In 2008 McCain and the media were fawning over eachother during the primary. No such love for Romney — that should tell you at least one positive thing about his credibility.

How about we turn it around and talk about how Santorum failed again in the bible belt? How Santorum failed with catholic voters? How Santorum failed to become eligible for all of Ohio’s delegates? How Santorum failed to be on the Virginia ballot? How Santorum failed to win outside of his own comfort zone? I won’t be holding my breath.

RINO on March 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

No we want a nominee who will FIGHT for us and with us. Who will dramatically oppose Barry, and draw the bright bold lines of distinction between him and us. Romney’s showing us that he’s a reincarnation of McLame.

Iblis on March 7, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Yes!! Exactly!!

firegnome on March 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

We don’t need someone just to dance around the room with Obowma…

… we need someone that will pound him, the media, the Democrat Party, the Unions, Academia, and Hollywood to dust!

We need someone who will hold these son’s of bit%hes down by the neck…

… and rip their teeth out with a rusty pair of pliers.

We need someone who will take a flame thrower to the corrupt halls of power and entrenched bureaucracies…

… We need someone who is unafraid of the media, and can calmly articulate his plan while he is ripping the throats out of the “K” street lobbyists.

In other words…

… WE NEED NEWT!!!

Seven Percent Solution on March 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Swerve22 on March 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

You got to love the rock stupid logic some of these pundits and folks are throwing around to try to spin the situation. It’s so stupid its actually crafty and well plotted out.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

He will be the nominee and he isnt going to sell his soul to the tea party so he wont get Sharon Angled at the primary actually adopt ideas such as free markets, lower government spending, and getting our fiscal house in order.

Jailbreak on March 7, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Fixed that for ya, sport.

MNHawk on March 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Pffft, yeah right. Everyone knows that to win elections you have to call Barack Obama a communist, Kenyan anti-colonialist and the Anti-Christ. Your idea is just stupid.

/s

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Everyone knows the way to win arguments on Hot Air forums is to call anybody who disagrees with you “just stupid.”

/

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Love the spin here. Romney is weak because he hasn’t beaten every other candidate into nothing and won by at least triple digits in every state. Meanwhile Newt Gingrich “rises from the ashes like a vengeful phoenix” by winning his second state (and home state) in the entire primary season and Rick “demonstrates his conservative appeal” or “steals the spotlight from a demoralized Romney campaign” by winning half has many states as Mitt on super tuesday. This is all according to the mainstream media and the Republican establishment of course.

It’s obvious who the anti establishment reformer is – the one that is getting repeatedly bashed by both sides.

Swerve22 on March 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

To Nathan,

Looking at his record, I see the answer to all of these questions as no. You must look at his past behavior, as you cannot trust what he is saying, and that record clearly shows he will be no better for the nation than BHO.

That is outrageous, you don’t site any articles or give any facts to all of your wide reading on the subject? I have seen the answers to those questions in debates and on the internet and know that you have them wrong.

Who told you Romney was anything at all like Obama, and you believed them?

Some of your questions seem to have preconceived notions in them, like deciding that flattening the tax is what people want, but even with 999, a lot of folks were not paying 9% before, so that is not realistic yet, not fully explored and not part of what can be done quickly. A lot more people want the spending just to stop.

So, put some facts here, your questions show you have not done your research or you are listening to someone who obfuscates really well.

Fleuries on March 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Yesterday, Mitt Romney said he’s “not going to say outrageous things about the president.” Trouble with that statement is that “outrageous” is a pretty subjective adjective. Outrageous to whom? Apparently, Romney meant to say he’s not going to say anything about the president that would outrage the left — because he doesn’t seem to be afraid to say something about the president that would outrage the right. In fact, he did just that earlier today, when he essentially said the president shouldn’t be held responsible for the high price of gas.

next thing you know he will be advocating for ever increasing minimum wage, wait I think he already did that

lets keep the good parts of obamacare

and good ole cap&tax

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/07/romneys-pending-sell-out-on-gl

you know he’s electable and understands the economy, REALLY?

smitty41 on March 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Just wait.

nswider on March 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

i can’t. my primary is coming up and i need to see some conservative inner core by his responses.

the minimum wage issue, he fluked it up.

the gas price issue, he fluked it up.

what’s his message? can you tell me? is it, “i am a business man”? so was W and he gave us 4 trillion more in debt in 8 years, 2 nation building efforts that seem a waste of lives and treasure and a new tone that made “conservatism” look impotent. and you suggest i wait?

Dr. Demento on March 7, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Well you know what they say, if the shoe fits.

/

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Santorum is broke because it is impossible to listen to him without feeling your IQ drop, unlike my guy who once opined that, “I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people, and that plant, that plant kills people.” ha ha ha

Jailbreak on March 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I’ll keep fixing these posts…because I care.

MNHawk on March 7, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Dear God in heaven- I am so sick of the craptacular GOP.”Romney is too nice, no he’s too mean (to newt)” “he’s too successful” “but a failure ” ” he wins Michigan/Ohio it’s over” “it’s going to convention” and my favorite- he needs to be honest but he should lie about the president and gas prices! What the he!! Is wrong with you Tina?! The fact is the nominee needs that 8% independant vote to win. He goes Rabid on Obama, he can kiss that goodbye. Santorum and newt get the evangelical vote and the operation chaos dems. Romney wins Catholics and Reagan dems. He wins the states in contention. It’s obvious nothing he can do will assuage the chatterering nimrods.

drballard on March 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Ok let’ say that he does beat Obama. What will improve?

1. Will Mitt really work to kill Romneycare Jr?
2. Will Mitt open up the Federal lands to oil exploration?
3. Will Mitt work to flatten and simplify the tax code?
4. Will Mitt stop the Federally funded green boondoggles?
5. Will Mitt end the revolving door between Goldman-Sachs and the Treasury department?
6. Will Mitt do anything significantly differently than BHO has been doing?

Looking at his record, I see the answer to all of these questions as no. You must look at his past behavior, as you cannot trust what he is saying, and that record clearly shows he will be no better for the nation than BHO. In fact I see Mitt as being worse for it than BHO, because Romney will poison the well for using free-market approaches to rebuild the nation. As the press will paint any and all action that Romney will take as being the capitalist’s approach.

Nathan_OH on March 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM

That is outrageous…

So, put some facts here…

Fleuries on March 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

So, put some facts here…

sharrukin on March 7, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Well you know what they say, if the shoe fits.

/

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Calling people names is the way the left tries to win arguments when they can’t win by arguing actual issues.
When you call people names on these forums, are you actually trying to win arguments and persuade people, or are you just preaching to your choir in the hopes of getting a “+100″ or a “This” from devoted fellow MittBots?

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I can’t stand Mitt, but all this talk of the primary process weakening him really isn’t true.

Once he’s the nominee, it’s a different day, and we’ll all be focused on Obama, the polls, the economy, etc. In July 2012, the fact that Mitt took forever to become the nominee won’t be a story.

Now, if Mitt spends the rest of this primary process making verbal gaffes that will come to haunt him come August to October, that’s a different story. Gaffes that would alienate the moderate voters.

Mittens will be fine. All he needs to do rile up someone like me is to run an ad reminding us of how we felt that fateful day when Obamacare was unexpectedly ramrodded through Congress despite all our objections. Remind us of that, and the base will come through for Mittens.

And we’ll also have to keep the Mittbotts away from impressionable voters, because Mitt Romney’s supporters are some of the most annoying and grating folks this side of Paultards and Obama-bots.

shannon76 on March 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

He has deflected blame for rising gas prices — and Romney has given him the proverbial inch to be able take a mile.

All’s us crazy conservative INDIES tolds you all that RomneyCare didn’t have the stones to go after Obama.

He only has the gumption to hit Conservatives hard.

Enjoy your new nominee – you EARNED him.

HondaV65 on March 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Ok, so now we’re ignoring home states? Cool. That means Romney won 5 States to Santorum’s 3. But wait! Vermont and Massachusetts are the same thing right? Now Romney is only winning by 1 state. Oh a couple Mormons live in all the other states he won because of the establishment (I’m not sure how they’re involved but they are). Because Mormons aren’t Christians (news to me) those states don’t count either. So really Santorum is the frontrunner. Romney is probably going to drop out tomorrow.

Kriggly on March 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

shannon76 on March 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Aw thank you. We think the exact same of you True Cons.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Yay, more Romney bashing! Maybe we can get Obama re-elected yet!

crosspatch on March 7, 2012 at 3:03 PM

..CP, sorry for the OT message. Can you send me a PM ping at thewarplanner (at) gmail? Thanks

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:31 PM

In other words…

… WE NEED NEWT!!! to continue to divide the vote so Romney has a better chance to be nominated.

Seven Percent Solution on March 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Fixed it for you.

Kriggly on March 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Frankly, I don’t really care either way. I’m just hear to voice my own opinion for the sake of it. So, if in my opinion, a lot of people on this site are being rock stupid as it concerns this issue, I’ll say so.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Yay, more Romney bashing! Maybe we can get Obama re-elected yet!

crosspatch on March 7, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I certainly hope so – because I’m not voting for any establishment GOP. I’ll be voting for Obama if RomneyCare is the nominee – and it looks like “Mr. Twenty-Five Percent” WILL be the nominee.

I want to put an “Obama” sticker on my truck – but since I’m now on the other side I’d like to find one of those FREE, and not have to pay for it. :)

Yeah – RomneyCare and Establishment GOP can go **** themselves.

HondaV65 on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

And we’ll also have to keep the Mittbotts away from impressionable voters, because Mitt Romney’s supporters are some of the most annoying and grating folks this side of Paultards and Obama-bots.

I’m lukewarm at best on Romney himself, but I’ll certainly vote for him if he’s the nominee. But I find a large portion of his shrill, name-calling acolytes on this board just about unbearable. They do their candidate a disservice with their behavior.

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Yeah, that was news to me too.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Once again, the same goes for a lot of you True Cons from our perspective.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

nevermind

hanzblinx on March 7, 2012 at 3:15 PM

you mean she’s not popular in her home state? oh, is that possible!! :-)…

jimver on March 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Everyone knows the way to win arguments on Hot Air forums is to call anybody who disagrees with you “just stupid.”

/

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM

..wait..what? It’s possible to win arguments on HG?

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Romney wins Catholics and Reagan dems. He wins the states in contention. It’s obvious nothing he can do will assuage the chatterering nimrods.

drballard on March 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I am sorry, but you are speculating about winning the Reagan Dems. My family in CHicago are all Reagan Dems. A lot are blue collar, and most don’t think Romney with his three cadillacs poor people are representative of “regular folks.” They would rather continue to vote for a “devil they know” then someone new. Just because Romney comes off as a moderate does not mean that he will have cross over appeal.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

In 2008 McCain and the media were fawning over eachother during the primary. No such love for Romney — that should tell you at least one positive thing about his credibility.

How about we turn it around and talk about how Santorum failed again in the bible belt? How Santorum failed with catholic voters? How Santorum failed to become eligible for all of Ohio’s delegates? How Santorum failed to be on the Virginia ballot? How Santorum failed to win outside of his own comfort zone? I won’t be holding my breath.

RINO on March 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

..again scoring from downtown! You just keep raining these threes!

(Note: not anti-Santorum; just wish the pundits would take their eyes off creased pantlegs and start observing reality.)

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

..Damn! The thread sort algorithm has gone to lunch! This comment will probably end up on some Herman Cain post.

Note to Tina: reboot the server, ma’am.

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Well, they do say that sunlight is the best disinfectant. Turns out when you shine a little light on these talking points by the mainstream media, conservative blogs and True Cons, they whither up and die pretty quickly.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

You know, Romney is not the ideal candidate, but I think the time for beating the crap out of him and his supporters is long past. “Rather vote for Obama over Romney…“?? Really? Because 4 more years of Obama is going to be best for the country?

Are we really going to cut our collective wrists over this?

Book on March 7, 2012 at 3:40 PM

In other words…

… WE NEED NEWT!!!

Seven Percent Solution

Need him for what? Newt can’t even beat Ron Paul at this point, lol.

xblade on March 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Because winning 6 of 10 races just isn’t good enough for someone people.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 7, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Yep. Winning will never be enough.

To Tina and some on HA, winning means losing and weakness, exercising decorum and diplomacy means not being truthful or tough, being tough on and criticizing one’s opponents means spewing venomous lies (unless the criticism is about Mitt, of course), being the primary frontrunner means not connecting with the electorate and being weak, having more money and a better organized campaign means establishment, being financially successful means being out-of-touch.

Get it now?

Slainte on March 7, 2012 at 3:43 PM

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

She’s too busy writing another thread where Romney is really losing and said something that if translated into Russian and then to Japanese back to English can be misinterpreted to imply that he thinks the president has the power to control the moon.

Kriggly on March 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Well, they do say that sunlight is the best disinfectant. Turns out when you shine a little light on these talking points by the mainstream media, conservative blogs and True Cons, they whither up and die pretty quickly.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

..I am not sure whether I am responding to a comment you are going to make or you have responded to a comment I will be making or..?

Back when I was a snotty, sarcastic, cynic, I’d ascribe that to the old saw, “the losers sat around mumbling ‘shut up and deal’”.

But I am much better than that now.

(Wish Tina would do a ctrl-alt-del on her box and square this away.)

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Rush made a good point today: The Conservative pundits in D.C. and New York are out of touch with fly-over and mainstream Conservatives and Republicans

tank_killer69 on March 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Kriggly on March 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

..too funny!

The War Planner on March 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Charles Krauthammer is one of the evil psychotic people who has been pushing Romney onto us from the start… if you don’t ignore him go slap yourself in the head or.. or.. or run face first into your wall, OK. This psycho is a classic RINO elite, OK.

apocalypse on March 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Once again, the same goes for a lot of you True Cons from our perspective.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Find one post where I called someone a name.

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM

his trail performance has shown all the signs of a lack of stamina

Say what?

He needs to make the case that Obama is largely to blame for high gas prices — again, thanks to central planning tendencies that favor certain products over others.

Argggg! He has made this case! He said Presidents can’t precisely set/predict prices and he’s right.

Buy Danish on March 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM

It isn’t you in specific, and hell, specific examples are even hazy as the constant wave upon wave of sh!t let loose upon Romney supporters over the past two years by the denizens of Hot Gas inevitably blend into one and other.

Maybe not you, but your side has been just as insulting as our side. So, therefore, I feel no qualms about speaking my mind about the idiocy I see running rampant, not just in the comment section today, but also in the analysis via Tina and Jazz.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Once again, the same goes for a lot of you True Cons from our perspective.

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

A “True Con.” I guess that’s supposed to be an insult. Because to so many Romney supporters, conservatism is the real enemy, not liberalism and not Barack Obama.

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Slainte on March 7, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Yea, call me crazy, but when it comes to financial success, I’d rather vote for someone who is financially successful than Obama- who has the business sense of a three day dead garden slug.

Plus, the guy can’t dance. Remember the dancing Spider Man video?? And Obama’s little wiggle on Ellen? COINCIDENCE?? I think NOT.

Book on March 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM

A “True Con.” I guess that’s supposed to be an insult. Because to so many Romney supporters, conservatism is the real enemy, not liberalism and not Barack Obama.

Right Mover on March 7, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Yep that is my feeling in a nutshell. When they start in on so-cons, evangelicals, and tea-baggers; I tune them out. They forget that those boogie men are suppose to be on their side. Primaries get bloody, but when you are MORE afraid of the people who are a sure vote then your opponents; that is telling.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I don’t care about your perspective. You’re pushing a giant loser. He’s not that good of a candidate to begin with and he looks to be developing into even more of a giant spineless twerp than Obama. You’re part of the g**amn problem. Just vote Democrat already and stop pretending like you care about the country. I can see a defeated dejected person voting for Romney because there is no one else but you actually believe in him. Good grief. What’s wrong with you?

austinnelly on March 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Romney couldn’t energize a bunny with fresh batteries. Told ya so doesn’t cut it. It’s going to be Al Gore but with the media AGAINST him.

Hope yall are energized for local and state elections, plus Congress. Not like anyone in Congress has a sack to stand up and yell like the obnoxious turd buckets on the left. There are a few with conviction, need more, but even those few have gotten lost in the scumbaggery that is the federal behemoth.

John Kettlewell on March 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

The pathetic irony is that Romney gets crammed down our throats now like he’s the Ronald Reagan of the 1980s election. Except that that’s Rick Santorum with no money against the Romney slime machine and Romney instead is the GHW Bush of the 1980 election. The blue blood country club republican fighting the little guy with his influence and money. I don’t find that at all presidential or appealing.

mozalf on March 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

austinnelly on March 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

If I’m pushing a giant loser, what precisely does that make Santorum and Gingrich, I wonder?

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Perhaps the GOP will give Dole another try.

rplat on March 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

The true weaknesses of Romney will only be revealed when the Democrats run against him if he becomes the R candidate. If you think he looks weak now, you ain’t seen nothing.

AnotherOpinion on March 7, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Fleuries on March 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

So…you cannot answer my questions in a different manner than I did?

As to siting articles to base my viewpoint. There is 6+ years worth of news on Romney’s presidential campaigns with thousands of descriptions of his actions pre- and post 2008. Since you posted here you apparently can operate a computer that is attached to the Internet. There is something called Google, also found here on the Internet. Use it!

Nathan_OH on March 7, 2012 at 4:29 PM

To be honest, they are are weak, its why no one has wrapped up the nom. 0 is weaker still, he will lose, lose to our weakest.

Bmore on March 7, 2012 at 4:30 PM

To be honest, they are are all weak

Bmore on March 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM

If I’m pushing a giant loser, what precisely does that make Santorum and Gingrich, I wonder?

WealthofNations on March 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

The candidate that the Hate-Social-Issues wing of the R party hates. Or as I like to think of them, the half-democrats. But I’m sure that image of big monied big business Rs will work out real well for you as the caricature Dems love to hate.

AnotherOpinion on March 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Oh oh! Charles is the first shot from the GOP on its own hand-selected RINO. They fear defeat and they are moving now toward a convention which will draft their real choice.

Did anyone think they could defeat obamacare with its creator? The man is incompetent as a candidate (I won’t pick on obama -oh gas isn’t his fault) and will be far worse should he get elected. He’s not at all conservative and those who think he’s going to beat the Obama machine haven’t seen it in action yet. Nothing to lose this time, and the czars and Holder and co have a lot more dirt up their collectivist sleeves waiting to shock America.

Iexpect his civilian army to be formed and hang onto your pensions, your internet and your guns, and public criticism….and don’t get caught going to church, unless it fits the PC mold.

Am I dreaming? Not by much. Who would have believed that he’d be as a outragous as he’s been?

Don L on March 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Won’t it be fun when we are all on the same side again?

That would be, the “OMG” side.

Soon…I hope.

bntafraid on March 7, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Now, if Mitt spends the rest of this primary process making verbal gaffes that will come to haunt him come August to October, that’s a different story. Gaffes that would alienate the moderate voters.

Mittens will be fine. All he needs to do rile up someone like me is to run an ad reminding us of how we felt that fateful day when Obamacare was unexpectedly ramrodded through Congress despite all our objections. Remind us of that, and the base will come through for Mittens.

shannon76 on March 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Yeah, we can’t afford to alienate those moderate voters, but perfectly OK to alienate the base of the Republican party. I’m pretty sick and tired of this kind of thinking.

shannon, you are aware that Mitt McCain is the father of Obamacare, aren’t you?

silvernana on March 7, 2012 at 4:44 PM

When is it ever going to be mentioned that people are leaving both parties in droves and declaring themselves Independents? Why are they leaving, well, they are sick of extremists from both sides controlling the Party.

News of the day is that Palin now wants to be declared our nominee from a brokered convention. Lord knows, after tearing down hard working GOP nominees, she wouldn’t want to work her way for the nomination, and it is amazing how many HA folks are hoping it to be true.

About last night – the GOP is driving Independents and women to the Democrats, and we are going to have 4 more years of Obama, due to the fact that none of the current nominees will have the ability to raise enough money to compete against him.

mark cantu on March 7, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Romney could do all those things suggested at the end of the article, but the problem is that everyone knows he doesn’t mean it. The Romney machine should just admit that their strategy of outspending and destroying the other candidates in order to win the nomination following Iowa and New Hampshire didn’t work. The Republican Establishment and elites should admit that they vastly underestimated and distanced both fiscal and social conservatives, and now they have no idea what the repercussions of that will be.

lea on March 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I was referring to the bloggers. It’s not their “job” to prop up the frontrunner. It would be nice if they didn’t spend so much time tearing him down and quoting him out of context. This is a Republican blog, allegedly.

Go RBNY on March 7, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I thought they were just “vetting” the candidates? That’s what we are told when you guys rip on the non-Romney candidates.

JannyMae on March 7, 2012 at 5:16 PM

About last night – the GOP is driving Independents and women to the Democrats, and we are going to have 4 more years of Obama, due to the fact that none of the current nominees will have the ability to raise enough money to compete against him.

mark cantu on March 7, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Wait, this doesn’t make any sense. If you are assuming that Independents and Moderates are one in the same, all they would have to do is vote for Romney last night, who is a moderate’s dream candidate. So, I’m not sure how the GOP is driving them to the Democrats. The Democrat Party is hardly moderate. However, I don’t agree with your premise that Independents are necessarily in the middle. I changed my affiliation from Republican to Independent because, based on how this election is going, I don’t feel that the Republican Party represents conservatives anymore. There’s no way I am running to the Democrat Party.

lea on March 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I changed my affiliation from Republican to Independent because, based on how this election is going, I don’t feel that the Republican Party represents conservatives anymore. There’s no way I am running to the Democrat Party.

lea on March 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Yeppers, exactly why I have changed my party affiliation too. Republican party becomes demlite when it wants to win even though elections have shown time and time again that this strategy doesn’t work.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Hope yall are energized for local and state elections, plus Congress. Not like anyone in Congress has a sack to stand up and yell like the obnoxious turd buckets on the left. There are a few with conviction, need more, but even those few have gotten lost in the scumbaggery that is the federal behemoth.

John Kettlewell on March 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Sounds like someone needs a hug. I feel the same.

lea on March 7, 2012 at 5:27 PM

How else can the guy succeed when he is getting beat up on Fox News, AM Radio, Blogs and so-called purist conservatives?

rubberneck on March 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Yeppers, exactly why I have changed my party affiliation too. Republican party becomes demlite when it wants to win even though elections have shown time and time again that this strategy doesn’t work.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Funny, I know a lot of people who have left the party as well because they feel that moderates/non-evangelicals are no longer welcome.

JFS61 on March 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Funny, I know a lot of people who have left the party as well because they feel that moderates/non-evangelicals are no longer welcome.

JFS61 on March 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

This years Presidential nominee will be a squishy moderate non-evangelical and 2008′s presidential nominee was a squishy moderate non-evangelical. What more welcome do y’all want?

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

How else can the guy succeed when he is getting beat up on Fox News, AM Radio, Blogs and so-called purist conservatives?

rubberneck on March 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

My gosh, word for word what Obama said….

Don L on March 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Rush made a good point today: The Conservative pundits in D.C. and New York are out of touch with fly-over and mainstream Conservatives and Republicans

tank_killer69 on March 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I think this time it’s the other way around. In fact, I’m sure.

jan3 on March 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

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