Carter: I’m comfortable with a Romney win

posted at 12:41 pm on April 25, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Via Greg Hengler, I’m … kind of torn on this one.  On one hand, it plays into every fear among the conservative base of the GOP about Mitt Romney.  On the other hand, the statement from the man formerly known as the worst American President in modern times makes it very, very difficult for Team Obama to succeed in using the advice given by the only other Democratic President in the last 40+ years to paint Romney as The Mostest Radicalist Scariest Right-Winger Since Barry Goldwater Nearly Nuked The Nation.  I’d bet, under the circumstances, that Mitt Romney will be happier than Barack Obama with Jimmy Carter’s assessment of the general election in 2012, or at least less unhappy:

I had to laugh out loud at Carter’s assertion that politics has gotten more polarized since his term in office. Democrats in 1980 tried using the same strategy Bill Clinton gave to Obama, only they used it against Ronald Reagan.  It didn’t work, since the nation wanted a significant change from Carter’s fecklessness and economic malaise more than they feared Reagan’s commitment to conservative principles.  The polarization continued all through Reagan’s two terms in office, perhaps hitting a peak in the awful Robert Bork confirmation hearings and vote in 1987.  The difference was that there were fewer counterweights to liberal media outlets that fueled it.

The question that Greg asks is still a good one: If Jimmy Carter is comfortable with a Romney presidency, it’s a safe bet that a lot more Democrats will be, too.


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Great. / Again, just as I was becoming resigned to Romney as the nominee. There’s always something to make me nervous.

totherightofthem on April 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Well, this does not bode well for Mr. Romney.

dczombie on April 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

If Jimmy Carter is comfortable with a Romney presidency, it’s a safe bet that a lot more Democrats will be, too.

Yep if the Democrat’s political temperature could be taken as a whole, it would be – tepid.

Dr Evil on April 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I’m comfortable not ever hearing from Jimmy again…

PatriotRider on April 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Mitt Romney is such a Right-Wing Severe Conservative Radical Nut-Job that even Jimmy Carter is comfortable with him.

Wait. What?

/Bamster

Washington Nearsider on April 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Of course he is. Romney is to the left of Obama on many issues.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Carter believes Obama will be re-elected?

That’s good news. Carter is always wrong.

AZCoyote on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Eh. I’d still have rather heard this from Kevin on the Office…

Gingotts on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Carter is senile. His pronouncements have been increasingly erratic, and cannot be taken to mean anything.

Bartrams Garden on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Translation: Obama sucks more than I did. No way he should get a second term.

Bitter Clinger on April 25, 2012 at 12:46 PM

November 6th, 2012…..

The Unshackling of America begins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7eZD3TKn_M&ob=av2e

**And I guess that means Jimmah is otay wit dat.

PappyD61 on April 25, 2012 at 12:46 PM

If Jimmy Carter is comfortable with a Romney presidency, it’s a safe bet that a lot more Democrats will be, too.

Romney does appeal to some democrats that are not leftwing lunatics. And thats not necessarily a negative thing. IT does not mean Romney is going to be a failure like Obama or Carter.

TX-96 on April 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Uh oh.

Carter’s kind of old to be under the bus, isn’t he?

Curtiss on April 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Translation: Hey Boy…..

portlandon on April 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I thought that Carter would be comfortable with a Romney win because it would prove once and for all that Obama is a worse president than him…

NerwenAldarion on April 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Never believe a word uttered by Jimmah! He will lose the title of worst ever, very soon!

tomshup on April 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

There is nothing good about this statement, whatsoever.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I’m not a big Mittens guy, but I have been impressed by the Team Mittens and how they seem to not be afraid to throw Obama some chin music.

I never expected that.

Figgered ol’ Mittens would be a bigger roll over puppy than Johnny Mac.

Nice surprise, though.

As for Carter, he’s just positioning for the history books, so he’ll be remembered the second worse President from 1950 to 2020.

Bruno Strozek on April 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

That’s good news. Carter is always wrong.

AZCoyote on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Deep down Carter wants 0bama to lose and take the crown of “worst president ever” from him while he is still around to breath a sigh of relief.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I thought that Carter would be comfortable with a Romney win because it would prove once and for all that Obama is a worse president than him…
NerwenAldarion on April 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

He has already proved it. Even Carter cant bear the torture any longer.

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Of course he is. Romney is to the left of Obama on many issues.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Troll.

VegasRick on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Oh… think of it as Jimmy finally coming to terms with his landslide defeat by Reagan. You know, Romney being a lot like Reagan… or, er, no… maybe it’s because Carter is signaling that he wouldn’t have minded so much being defeated by ROMNEY because Romney isn’t so much like Reagan.

Only Carter knows what he meant. Or perhaps not.

de rigueur on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Carter gives Romney the kiss of death endorsement

BobMbx on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

The question that Greg asks is still a good one: If Jimmy Carter is comfortable with a Romney presidency, it’s a safe bet that a lot more Democrats will be, too.

Under the bus with all of them then?

Curtiss on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

There’s that smell again. Who keeps farting?

Trafalgar on April 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Of course Carter is coming out for Romney. He’s already been relieved of the title Worst President Ever by Barack Obama, so he’s free to vote for whomever he chooses now. And when you’ve lost Jimmy Carter…

RebeccaH on April 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM

There is nothing good about this statement, whatsoever.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

That’s really about it.

de rigueur on April 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Of course he is. Romney is to the left of Obama on many issues.

Mister Ed on April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Name the issues Romney is to the Left of O’bama on.

And please support your claims with credible examples, not lies you found on some ABR webbsite.

Del Dolemonte on April 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

So let’s recap…

Jimmy Carter likes Romney
McCain likes Romney
Mike Bloomberg likes Romney
Joe Scarborough likes Romney

But he’s the mostest conservativist nominee ever, according to the Mitt-tards.

Saps.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Ouch. That stings both ways.

Way to go Jimmah.

/

Logus on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Carter just wants to die not being known as the worst President of all time.

Barry Hussein losing would cement his place as the worst of all time.

wildcat72 on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Carter has been a big fan of Mittens for awhile now.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/15/kiss-of-death-jimmy-carter-says-hed-be-very-pleased-to-see-romney-as-gop-nominee/

It’s not rocket science. Of course a far-left marxist like Carter prefers Obama, but he realizes that a RINO like Romney, even if elected, is no threat to the left.

Norwegian on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Of course Carter is coming out for Romney. He’s already been relieved of the title Worst President Ever by Barack Obama, so he’s free to vote for whomever he chooses now. And when you’ve lost Jimmy Carter…

RebeccaH on April 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM

You’re on to something there.

Curtiss on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

We already see the fact in nearly every single poll that Romney collects more crossover Democrats than Obama collects crossover Republicans.

I believe in the election in November, the Clintonistas are going to state a coup against Obama and vote en masse for Romney.

crosspatch on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Name the issues Romney is to the Left of O’bama on.

And please support your claims with credible examples, not lies you found on some ABR webbsite.

Del Dolemonte on April 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

- Romneycare pays for abortions, Obamacare doesn’t
- Romney raised taxes by $550M, as a % of taxes, that’s higher than any tax Obama has raised
- Romney banned guns while gov. Obama hasn’t

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Translation: Obama sucks more than I did. No way he should get a second term.

Bitter Clinger on April 25, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I took Jimmy Carter’s statement to mean that there isn’t the same enthusiasm as there was in 2008 among Democrats. It’s difficult to sustain excitement for short periods of time. How on earth do they expect democrats to stay excited for 4 years in this economic climate and “donate” and “organize” for someone who is quite honestly by his own words, more over exposed than Paris Hilton. Obama is a brand he’s been marketed. His brand isn’t fresh anymore. That makes a difference to the American Idol voter who votes based on a personality contest.

Dr Evil on April 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I guess this means Jimmy’s not going to be invited to this year’s DNC convention.

Maybe he didn’t want to have to sit next to Michael Moore again.

Logus on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Just listened to Mitt’s speech from last night.

Damn….. that was good.

gophergirl on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Are you voting in the general election?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Forget about Republicans or moderates: Even for Democrats, this endorsement could be a negative.

MTF on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

My take is that Carter’s trying to say “Hey, this guy’s making ME look competent.”

teke184 on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Obama wants amnesty, so does Romney.

Obama wants cheap student loans, so does Romney.

Obama believes in global warming, so does Romney.

Obama wants Cap N Trade, Romney signed MA up for Cap N Trade while gov.

Obama wants to shut down power plants. Romney shut down 6 while governor

Obama appoints liberal judges. Of 36 judges appointed by Romney, 25 were Democrats.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Romney does get the worst sort of endorsements. The Bushes, Carter, McCain, Trump. I’d be embarrassed to be endorsed by any of them.

Buckshot Bill on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Nice to know Jumma Hamas Carter is still relevant in USA !

burrata on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Are you voting in the general election?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Of course.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Romney 2012: BOHICA

Robert_Paulson on April 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I hope we all realize when Obama loses he will become Carter times eleventy for the next 30 to 40 years.

NotCoach on April 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Carter’s kind of old to be under the bus, isn’t he?

Curtiss on April 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I’m kind of thinking that he did a preemptive “throwing Obama under the Worst President Ever bus.” Or, he’s hoping so and crossing fingers and toes.

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Are you voting in the general election?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

What? And leave the basement and have to go outside and everything?

Trafalgar on April 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

NotCoach on April 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM

The schadenfreude delicious. It tastes like roasted chicken.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Fred Karger?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Romney 2012: BOHICA

Robert_Paulson on April 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Sadly, I had chosen that Motto for the Obama 2012 campaign. Works for Romney though.

Buckshot Bill on April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Obama/Carter 2012!

The Rogue Tomato on April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

He doesn’t have a choice. It’s how a represntative republic works.

SouthernGent on April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Fred Karger?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

No idea what you’re babbling on about.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM

There’s that smell again. Who keeps farting?

Trafalgar on April 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM

That’s the distinct odor Willardbots secrete upon being proven wrong.

Dunedainn on April 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Dunedainn on April 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Duck!!!

Trafalgar on April 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

It’s clear Carter greatly prefers Romney, but the key to winning elections is not just to win over the Right.

Conservatives have this delusional idea that all that matters is conservative turnout. If that were true, Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell would both be Senators right now.

The fact that people on both sides of the aisle are saying Romney is not a wingnut is electoral gold at the ballot box. Obama is going to have a hard time positioning Romney as some wide-eyed extremist.

BradTank on April 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Romney/Carter 2012? He is eligible, and Romney hated Reagan too….Plus he’s a possible asset in the South.

Buckshot Bill on April 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Deep down Carter wants 0bama to lose and take the crown of “worst president ever” from him while he is still around to breath a sigh of relief.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

..drat! Cozmo == smarter and quicker on the keyboard!

Abbalutely! A second term of Obama would consign that geriatric old drooler to the basement forever.

The War Planner on April 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I read it as,.. the democrats just aren’t scared of a Romney presidency, meaning, they can live with it.. That means all of Obama’s shrill scare tactics just unify the GOP.. it makes me want to send the democrats an up raised middle finger text….

and the apathetic dems will stay home, disillusioned by Mr. Classwar Crazypants.. and his economic doom machine.

His view of Romney means nothing past, the dems are running clod on the “Won” and his reign of error.

mark81150 on April 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Conservatives have this delusional idea that all that matters is conservative turnout. If that were true, Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell would both be Senators right now.

BradTank on April 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Same tired Mitt-tard talking point. Ignore the 650 wins for the TP (federal, state, local) in 2010 and focus on 2 losses.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM

This is a little off topic, but GQ has an interesting profile of the Romney camp’s Eric Fehrnstrom. Except for the last couple of paragraphs, it seems pretty evenhanded.

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201205/eric-fehrnstrom-profile-mitt-romney-adviser?currentPage=1

He seems like one tough bastard.

bobs1196 on April 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Fred Karger?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Don’t feed. Let this loathesome puke dangle in the wind.

Red Cloud on April 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Carter just wants to die not being known as the worst President of all time.

Barry Hussein losing would cement his place as the worst of all time.

wildcat72 on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Would you like your internets in a lump sum or annual annuity?

Christien on April 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Fred Karger?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Probably. I bet he was one of the people in his commercial, too.

KingGold on April 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

What? And leave the basement and have to go outside and everything?

Trafalgar on April 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

His mommy has promised to go with him and hold his hand. Then afterwards milk and cookies.

See how brave he is.

Gunlock Bill on April 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

It didn’t work, since the nation wanted a significant change from Carter’s fecklessness and economic malaise more than they feared Reagan’s commitment to conservative principles.

I honestly think the attack rabbit and learning that Amy Carter was weighing in on nuclear arms discussions did not help either. (Good times!)

But I agree with Carter that politics (i.e. the Congress) are much more polarized now. Not historically the worst, that would be during the ante-bellum years when slavery was the source of polarization. But, when Carter was in the White House, there were liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats without the labels of RINO and Blue Dog being attached to them. The Senate passed budgets and actually went into reconciliation conference with the House to get a federal budget out each and every year.

The past few years little has been done beyond what absolutely had to be accomplished or sratch some issue important to the public. There has been little cooperation and little that has passed in a bipartisan manner. I honestly think that the failure to get a budget through Congress for three years is far more the high (low) point than the Bork hearings.

Happy Nomad on April 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Carter would be comfortable with a Romney win because it would prove once and for all that Obama is a worse president than him…

NerwenAldarion on April 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

As you and several others pointed out, this is the simplest and most natural explanation. Carter is desperate to pass the “failed President” dunce cap onto somebody else, and preferably before he dies.

It is supremely ironic to see a Democrat throw Obama under the bus. This is likely only one of many yet to come.

jwolf on April 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Name the issues Romney is to the Left of O’bama on.

And please support your claims with credible examples, not lies you found on some ABR webbsite.

Del Dolemonte on April 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

..naw, not gonna happen, mate. We’ll get the same old reheated vomit SurlyEd likes to spew plus screen-scraped three-month-old polls and links to years-old articles.

Tedious and beyond!

The War Planner on April 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Are you voting in the general election?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

He said so several times, Rusty. Obama’s his man.

thebrokenrattle on April 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Everybody who’s seen this video knows full well why Jimmy Carter likes Romney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWDJEc92d38

FloatingRock on April 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Enjoy splitting the jackpot with wildcat72.

Christien on April 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Same tired Mitt-tard talking point. Ignore the 650 wins for the TP (federal, state, local) in 2010 and focus on 2 losses.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM

It is all the Rinos ever do. They hate conservatives and mildly dislike Liberals, and do what the can to tear the cons down. It won’t help them win in November, however.

Buckshot Bill on April 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Is this an endorsement, or the kiss of death?

DuctTapeMyBrain on April 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Probably. I bet he was one of the people in his commercial, too.

KingGold on April 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Let me guess… we saw him in the waning moments?

Red Cloud on April 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Gallup: 49/43 Romney

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Imagine that. The second worst president supports the man who will beat the worst president.

dthorny on April 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The question that Greg asks is still a good one: If Jimmy Carter is comfortable with a Romney presidency, it’s a safe bet that a lot more Democrats will be, too.

I agree. Like the PUMAs. Will other dems come out in support of Romney?

Prominent Dems are abandoning the Won. They’re headed to the lifeboats.

dogsoldier on April 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM

“Comfortable” can mean a range of things. It can mean, “Everything’s turning up roses, and everything is going exactly the way I’d like it.” Or it can mean, “I’m reasonably sure the whole country won’t explode 20 minutes after this guy is sworn in.” I’m guessing with Carter it’s closer to the latter. In any case, this certainly makes the Democrats’ strategy of lying trying to convince centrists that Romney is a wild-eyed, blood-thirsty extremist underneath that cool, almost robotic exterior a whole lot harder.

PerceptorII on April 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Carter is trolling us, people.

C’mon, this is blatantly obvious. It’s like Soros saying “I like Mitt Romney!” It’s supposed to anger and demoralize Hot Air types.

Esoteric on April 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM

why is this anti American, antisemite crackpot getting any attention?

ploome on April 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

So close, Jimmuh can taste it. He should volunteer to monitor the general election in November.

Christien on April 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Are you voting in the general election?
Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

He said he’s voting he’s for Obama.

jawkneemusic on April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Prominent Dems are abandoning the Won. They’re headed to the lifeboats.

dogsoldier on April 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Totally!!

Oh wait.

No they’re not.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/poll-finds-public-skeptical-leaning-slightly-democratic-20120424

The newest findings of the United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll show a public that’s predisposed to voting more Democratic. In a head-to-head race, President Obama bests Mitt Romney 47 percent to 39 percent, with 9 percent of respondents saying neither and 5 percent refusing or not knowing. Likewise, 50 percent of respondents wanted Democrats to keep control of the U.S. Senate, compared to 39 percent who favored a GOP majority.

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Should we feel good about this?

JellyToast on April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I take this as a tacit admission that even Jimmah knows that another term of BO will be disastrous.

Bob's Kid on April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Are you voting in the general election?

Rusty Allen on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM
He said so he’ll vote several times, Rusty. Obama’s his man.
thebrokenrattle on April 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM

FIFY.

dthorny on April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Gallup: 49/43 Romney

angryed on April 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

So, Romney’s back up?

Must be something wrong with this poll, AngryEd.

Bitter Clinger on April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I guess this means Jimmy’s not going to be invited to this year’s DNC convention.

Maybe he didn’t want to have to sit next to Michael Moore again.

Logus on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

No matter what, Carter at the DNC convention is an awkward affair (and Dems know all about affairs). The comparisons between Obama and Carter are clear. There will be a lot of nervous laughter, skirting of sensitive topics, and dead silence. Sorta like Thanksgiving with my in-laws.

Happy Nomad on April 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I guess this means Jimmy’s not going to be invited to this year’s DNC convention.

Maybe he didn’t want to have to sit next to Michael Moore again.

Logus on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Can you blame him? The space gets smaller and smaller with each passing year as Moore overflows further and further on each side.

He’s an old man who doesn’t want to be crushed.

BKennedy on April 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Carter is trolling us, people.

C’mon, this is blatantly obvious. It’s like Soros saying “I like Mitt Romney!” It’s supposed to anger and demoralize Hot Air types.

Esoteric on April 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM

You are most likely correct, but given how quickly the Mitt brigade is to make this out to be a good thing…ugh. Having Carter profess to like you isn’t a selling point I’d want to make. The guy is walking Tumor.

Buckshot Bill on April 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Who gives a rats rear end? ANYONE (or anything) is better than 4 more years of Obama, especially an Obama who will no longer have to answer to the electorate. So my brothers and sisters, IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkrad2_ciCA

ratherbskiing on April 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I take this as a tacit admission that even Jimmah knows that another term of BO will be disastrous.

Bob’s Kid on April 25, 2012 at 1:11 PM

And if anybody is an expert on disastrous administrations……..

Happy Nomad on April 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

..drat! Cozmo == smarter and quicker on the keyboard!

The War Planner on April 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Not smarter, just quicker.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Just look how many people had this on their minds.

See the bright side. Carter was a naval officer, a quasi-farmer and could swing a hammer. 0bama has none of those attributes and many more character flaws. There is gonna’ be lots of empty bitter years for 0bama to reflect upon his failures. If his narcissism can handle it.

cozmo on April 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

C’mon, this is blatantly obvious. It’s like Soros saying “I like Mitt Romney!” It’s supposed to anger and demoralize Hot Air types.

Esoteric on April 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM

That’s not true, watch the video I linked to.

FloatingRock on April 25, 2012 at 1:14 PM

- Romneycare pays for abortions, Obamacare doesn’t
- Romney raised taxes by $550M, as a % of taxes, that’s higher than any tax Obama has raised
- Romney banned guns while gov. Obama hasn’t

Romney VETOED the portion of the bill that payed for abortions, the legislature added it back in.

The taxes thing is interesting. He didn’t actually raise taxes at all. He *did* raise tax REVENUE, though, by closing some loopholes. For example, there was a regulation that gave special tax breaks for real estate companies. Some banks were gaming the system and pretending to be real estate companies on paper when they were really banks, he stopped that. He also increased some fees, but mostly it was closing of loopholes and eliminating some tax dodges that were enacted as basically crony capitalism.

Romney extended an already existing ban on assault weapons only, he didn’t “ban guns” and it wouldn’t have mattered, as it would have been overridden had he tried to veto it. He has also said he would never support a ban on firearms of any sort at the FEDERAL level.

crosspatch on April 25, 2012 at 1:14 PM

why is this anti American, antisemite crackpot getting any attention?

ploome on April 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Because he is a former President. And none of the Kardashians, Snookie, or George Cloony were available for comment.

Happy Nomad on April 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Gallup: 49/43 Romney
angryed on April 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Moby.

jawkneemusic on April 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

So that means Romney isn’t as scary as Reagan was for Carter?

Come to think of it, Carter wasn’t as scary as Obama is, either!

Steve Z on April 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

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