Team Romney: No way are we declaring a “ceasefire” on health care

posted at 7:01 pm on July 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

The inevitable reassurance after Eric Fehrnstrom’s “not a tax” soundbite kicked off a new round of anxiety over Romney. When Allen West is on Fox News in primetime telling conservatives that it might be time for some new presidential campaign staff, you know the moment has come for damage control.

So is the Romney campaign, in fact, declaring a “cease-fire” on Obamacare? No, no, no, says Romney spokesman Ryan Williams. “From our perspective, Obamacare has been and will continue to be a central issue in the campaign,” says Williams. “It presents voters with a bright line that divides the two candidates. Gov. Romney is going to repeal Obamacare and President Obama is going to keep it. There is a clear choice in November.”…

Williams notes that Romney made a public statement, shortly after the Supreme Court decision was announced, pledging his continued determination to repeal the health care law. In addition, Romney’s “Day One” commercials, which prominently feature the promise to repeal Obamacare, are still playing in several states. The campaign also released a web ad after the Supreme Court decision, promising to keep up the Obamacare fight. It also made regular announcements on the amount of money the campaign raised from supporters who oppose the Supreme Court ruling. And Romney’s campaign website, MittRomney.com, is filled with emphatic promises to repeal Obamacare.

So much for National Journal’s “ceasefire” speculation this morning — although I do think Team Mitt expects it’ll be roundly forgiven by the right for letting this issue slip during the campaign so long as their chances of winning are increasing. If those horrible new manufacturing numbers signal a wider economic downturn and end up sending Romney out to, say, a consistent four-point lead, no one’s going to be clamoring for him to shift his messaging from the economy to a battle o’ the mandates. A few lines about O-Care in his stump speech will suffice. The only way in which this ends up center stage, I think, is if (a) Obama and Romney get into an extended “ObamaCare vs. RomneyCare” exchange at the debates, when health care will assuredly come up, or (b) if the economy surprises everyone and starts to grow faster, forcing Mitt to come up with a Plan B. ObamaCare — or ObamaTax, if Team Mitt is willing to embrace that argument — is a logical fallback plan, but in light of Fehrnstrom’s answer last night, it looks like the Romney campaign wouldn’t at all be comfortable fighting that fight. They can do it if they have to by focusing on the cost, rationing, etc, but my hunch is that they think public opinion’s already more or less cemented on this. (The fact that the needles haven’t moved much in the post-SCOTUS polls seems to confirm that suspicion.) If Obama’s leading by four in September thanks to an economic rebound, it’s hard to believe that the thousandth iteration of “one-size-fits-all health-care plans are bad” will make up the difference. (If the public believed that, they wouldn’t be so keen on Medicare, right?)

All of which is to say, the “ObamaCare = ObamaTax” argument might be the only thing left to say about the program that the public hasn’t heard before (much) and which might actually move the needle. Is Romney’s team willing to embrace it? Stephen Hayes urges him to bite the bullet:

It’s inconceivable that at least some of the campaign this fall will not focus on the differences between what Obama did at the federal level and what Romney did in Massachusetts, with the Obama campaign seeking to obscure those differences and Romney trying to accentuate them. Why not call it a tax and include those differences in that debate?…

“Romney is quickly proving himself to be what some of us expected, very reactionary without a clear alternative to Obamacare,” said one Republican congressman. “The American people want and need the truth from him. Romneycare was both legal and a failure at the state level. Romney should just come clean.”

“It doesn’t quite matter whether Romney calls this a tax, a penalty, or a potato. Voters will call it a tax and so will every other Republican candidate running for every other office,” [a Republican strategist] says. “It will be the most popular attack ad in Senate and House campaigns. Much like the president resisted the term Obamacare before he embraced it, we are two months away from even Romney calling it a tax. Gravity cannot be suspended.”

Is that the Hail Mary if Romney ends up trailing with only a few weeks to go — telling America that he’s learned the hard way what ambitious mandate-driven health-care programs can do and urging it to repent while it still has time, like some Ghost of Health-Care Christmas Future? Can’t imagine Team Mitt would be eager to run on a “my signature gubernatorial achievement was a terrible mistake” platform, but we’re gaming out worst-case scenarios here.

Here’s Allen West last night on Fox pushing the ObamaTax line and urging Romney to follow suit.



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True. This is why Obama constantly appears on ESPN, the NFL, etc.

This vacation stunt plays poorly with “low info voters” ie. stupid people.

This just isn’t smart.

tetriskid on July 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

And his wife takes big expensive vacations on the tax payers dime and no one gives a rats ass.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

They’re likely to get their wish at this rate. With friends like these… huh?

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Indeed. But it’ll be our fault or something because so and so wasn’t nominated or whatever.

changer1701 on July 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Because you are uninformed you blame the “conservatives on this thread”, for utter shame. You can’t be helped.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

No, I am not uninformed..I am just busy.

And by the way if all the whiners out there had put half the energy into finding a realistic alternative to Romney that they have into complaining they might have actually done something useful with themselves.

Instead…they blame the GOP. blame Romney. blame Rinos. blame everyone but themselves.

Maybe Romney is not the one who has so much in common with Obama.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

And his wife takes big expensive vacations on the tax payers dime and no one gives a rats ass.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

You’re right they don’t care.

Do you know why? Because the media doesn’t report that. The media only goes after Republicans. The media never reports on Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Michelle’s vacations, etc.

There is no margin for error when running as a Republican.

Either Romney doesn’t want to become President (like John McCain) or his staff is incompetent.

tetriskid on July 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

True. This is why Obama constantly appears on ESPN, the NFL, etc.

This vacation stunt plays poorly with “low info voters” ie. stupid people.

This just isn’t smart.

tetriskid on July 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Your “concern” is duly noted.

changer1701 on July 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Indeed. But it’ll be our fault or something because so and so wasn’t nominated or whatever.

changer1701 on July 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

And of course so and so was not nominated because the evil GOP stood in the way..It could not have been because so and so was a nut case or a quitter or a womanizer or whatever.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Your “concern” is duly noted.

changer1701 on July 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Facts aren’t “concern”

tetriskid on July 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

oh please. No one cares about this crap.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Oil of denial.

MadisonConservative on July 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Maybe Romney is not the one who has so much in common with Obama.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

ObamaCare

RomneyCare

Name a Consevative who has more in commen with Obama…..

idesign on July 3, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I

t is funny how when someone like Sarah Palin took hell from the media it was because they were picking on her, but if Mitt Romney gets some bad press it is because of his handlers or whatever.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM

you romneybots can’t help but bring up Sarah. you want to avoid the fact that ferhnstrom is a romney blood brother, two bodies one brain. when he speaks its romneys voice we hear.

Blood libeled for Tuscon versus etch-a-sketch-agree with -obama-tax hike.

no contest.

renalin on July 3, 2012 at 8:47 PM

What is really tragic and ironic at the same time is that had our GOP candidate been anyone BUT Romney these threads wouldn’t even exist.

Thanks to GOP elite and useful idiots who manipulated the primaries to give us the only choice that would generate so much glee in the liberal party. The ONLY choice Hussein WANTED, GOP just handed it to him on the golden platter.

Had it been anyone BUT Romney as GOP candidate no one in the GOP, Boehner and McConnell included, would even contemplate NOT repealing HusseinCare nor even thinking of a failure to do so.

riddick on July 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

It is funny how when someone like Sarah Palin took hell from the media it was because they were picking on her, but if Mitt Romney gets some bad press it is because of his handlers or whatever.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Yeah because the media claiming that Palin’s son was really her daughter’s son had to do with her handler..

melle1228 on July 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Do you know why? Because the media doesn’t report that. The media only goes after Republicans. The media never reports on Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Michelle’s vacations, etc.

There is no margin for error when running as a Republican.

Either Romney doesn’t want to become President (like John McCain) or his staff is incompetent.

tetriskid on July 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I heard as much about Michelle Obama and her vacations as I have about Mitt Romney going on vacation.

As for the media…well hell, the media has nothing on the Romney haters when it comes to reporting on silly stuff like this.

Truth is by November no one will care. No sane people will care anyway.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Either Romney doesn’t want to become President (like John McCain) or his staff is incompetent.

tetriskid on July 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Or folks are making mountains out of anthills?

nah…it couldn’t be that could it?

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Yeah because the media claiming that Palin’s son was really her daughter’s son had to do with her handler..

melle1228 on July 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

The media was way too hard on Palin, but she did not make it any easier for herself either.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Or folks are making mountains out of anthills?

nah…it couldn’t be that could it?

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Could be.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM


Either Romney doesn’t want to become President (like John McCain) or his staff is incompetent.

Yes, it could be either, or it could be both, but I believe that Romney’s staff is the best that money can buy. The “product” they want to sell is the problem. Another problem is that Team Willard keep slipping up and telling the truth. Then they have to reverse themselves … again.

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM

As for the media…well hell, the media has nothing on the Romney haters when it comes to reporting on silly stuff like this.I have no substantive rebuttal, so I’ll just riff on people who realize Romney is a trainwreck.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

MadisonConservative on July 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM

And of course so and so was not nominated because the evil GOP stood in the way..It could not have been because so and so was a nut case or a quitter or a womanizer or whatever.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

On cue:
riddick on July 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

lol

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Thanks to GOP elite and useful idiots who manipulated the primaries to give us the only choice that would generate so much glee in the liberal party. The ONLY choice Hussein WANTED, GOP just handed it to him on the golden platter.

riddick on July 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Such BS. No one forced any conservatives to sit out of the election, and no one forced any Republican primary voters to vote for Romney.

The Establishment does not have magical powers.

We got stuck with Romney because no one more palatable to Republican primary voters stepped up.

I keep hearing how the mean old establishment forced Romney on us, but no one ever specifies which non-Romney was denied a chance at the nomination. Please, do tell us who we could have had instead of Romney, and in what concrete way the Establishment forced them not to run, or forced people not to vote for them.

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Name a Consevative who has more in common with Obama…..

Romney’s not a conservative.

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Or folks are making mountains out of anthills?

nah…it couldn’t be that could it?

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Every day that Romney gives the media excuses to call him a rich out of touch candidate is a waste.

I heard all the excuses in 2008 about how “none of this matters.” How did that turn out?

tetriskid on July 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

t is funny how when someone like Sarah Palin took hell from the media it was because they were picking on her, but if Mitt Romney gets some bad press it is because of his handlers or whatever.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM

First of all, Palin doesn’t have “handlers”…

Second, it Wasn’t just the “media”, you can add republicans to the mix.

Third, it’s not his handlers, it’s Mitt.

idesign on July 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

The media was way too hard on Palin, but she did not make it any easier for herself either.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM

But Romney saying ObamaCare isn’t a tax is totally making things easier for himself. After all, when has an election been won, or even won in a landslide, by pegging your opponent as tax-happy?

MadisonConservative on July 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

What is really tragic and ironic at the same time is that had our GOP candidate been anyone BUT Romney these threads wouldn’t even exist.

Thanks to GOP elite and useful idiots who manipulated the primaries to give us the only choice that would generate so much glee in the liberal party. The ONLY choice Hussein WANTED, GOP just handed it to him on the golden platter.

Had it been anyone BUT Romney as GOP candidate no one in the GOP, Boehner and McConnell included, would even contemplate NOT repealing HusseinCare nor even thinking of a failure to do so.

riddick on July 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

On come on…back in 2008 people were hating on McCain and talking about how much better off we would be with someone like Romney.

It is almost as if that is all some people know how to do.

Listen, other candidates had their chance…some people did not even bother to run. It is not the fault of Romney or the GOP if folks like you could not get it together to find someone else…but if you had chances are you would be hating on them too by now.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM

No, I am not uninformed..I am just busy.

And by the way if all the whiners out there had put half the energy into finding a realistic alternative to Romney that they have into complaining they might have actually done something useful with themselves.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Surely you jest. It isn’t as if the GOP gave us a chance to vote for a decent candidate:

But the fact that nearly all the major polls mentioned for the Las Vegas debate do not list Johnson as a choice demonstrates a “heads I win, tails you lose” situation for a candidate who comes from a state with a small population and doesn’t have the national recognition that a former US senator like Rick Santorum benefits from.

Santorum’s numbers aren’t much better than Johnson’s but Santorum has taken part in every GOP presidential debate while Johnson has only been invited to two.

Similarly, Johnson’s snubs stand in contrast to another former governor in a state bordering New Mexico, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who has received an odd amount of attention from pollsters and national media outlets despite the fact that his numbers are also near the bottom of the Republican field.

Too busy, an independent can’t win, you have no candidate,… I remember other liberal talking points offered over the years.

I remember when people in both the GOP and the DNC establishment claimed we in the TEA Party movement wouldn’t accomplish much. I remember when the political pundits said the GOP was one and done for a generation. I remember how people like you thought they were right… then came the TEAnami!

Guess what! NOTHING is impossible for the people willing to WORK FOR IT! Only people like YOU are incapable of making a difference because you are too busy with your ‘patriotic’ duty of keeping your threadbare lazy boy recliners warm and repeating liberal talking points while sitting at your pc, but that isn’t for us.

We worked TOO DAMN HARD to put in place people who actually represent us, and if you won’t work for the same because you are ‘too busy’ then just get the heck out of our way because WE HAVE WORK TO DO… AGAIN!

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Oh, Shit, it’s back…

OmahaConservative on July 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM

It could not have been because so and so was a nut case or a quitter or a womanizer or whatever.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Oh, get over yourself already. You’ve made it clear that Romney is, and always was, your preferred candidate. Your tearing down of people who are no longer running — which includes slander as you further the unproven Cain smears, no surprise — runs entirely contradictory to your demands that people stop criticizing your golden boy.

Okay, perhaps scrap metal boy is more appropriate, given his utter failure to rally the base.

MadisonConservative on July 3, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Do not blame Romney for the inability of his critics to come up with an alternative. Thus far they have accomplished nothing other than giving aid to the Democrats and to Obama.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I’m blaming Romney for not being conservative. We had conservative alternatives and they were rejected. I’m over bemoaning the sad state of affairs in the American electorate, because as rombots are so fond of pointing out, the primary is over. But here’s the rub: Romney hasn’t secured the presidency itself yet. And it’s his job to get people to vote for him. I don’t owe Mitt shit.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Levin might as well have written it considering he, Rush, Sean and everyone else endorsed Mitt in 2008. Two years AFTER RomneyCare passed.

If anyone’s a fraud, it’s them not Mitt.

AYNBLAND on July 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I guess that makes Levin, Rush and Sean like Roberts in that they have both opinions depending on … … something or other.

VorDaj on July 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

But Romney saying ObamaCare isn’t a tax is totally making things easier for himself. After all, when has an election been won, or even won in a landslide, by pegging your opponent as tax-happy?

MadisonConservative on July 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Well, for one thing did Romney say it or did an aid say it?

For another thing, it is useful now to play up the tax angle because of the ruling of the Supreme Court and it would be very good to point out that Obama said it was not a tax when it worked for him to say that and then said it was when that worked for him. However, it was not the argument that conservatives used against Obamacare to begin with. It is an about face for them…and it is based on a ruling that they by and large did not like.

I do think that people need to be reminded of the huge cost of this bill, but this argument cuts both ways. It just does.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Who was the last Republican Presidential nominee more conservative that Romney? It was Reagan.

VorDaj on July 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Why is there such a fuss over what a “spokesman” says?

Romney himself said he would repeal it.

Until the media puts Axelrods words above Obama’s words, don’t promote the spokesman above the candidate.

petunia on July 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

A–The num nutz spokesman has said at least two major “gaffes” depending on your POV.

B–The media has no problem with their own hypocrisy as well as libs in general. In fact they quite enjoy giving frequent hj and tongue baths to Obama and his surrogates.

arnold ziffel on July 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Levin might as well have written it considering he, Rush, Sean and everyone else endorsed Mitt in 2008.

AYNBLAND on July 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Rush NEVER endorses ANYONE… LIAR!

Prove me wrong. Get a link. /smug

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Such BS. No one forced any conservatives to sit out of the election, and no one forced any Republican primary voters to vote for Romney.

The Establishment does not have magical powers.

We got stuck with Romney because no one more palatable to Republican primary voters stepped up.

I keep hearing how the mean old establishment forced Romney on us, but no one ever specifies which non-Romney was denied a chance at the nomination. Please, do tell us who we could have had instead of Romney, and in what concrete way the Establishment forced them not to run, or forced people not to vote for them.

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I think Sarah could’ve won the whole thing. She’s a real conservative, a fighter, and has the record to back it up. The Estlablishment did her no favors, but I ultimately blame her for not running.

Maybe it was out of concern for the safety of her family or just wanting to spend more time with them.

I’m still disappointed but I’m not going to stay at home and pout like Riddick and other phony conservatives.

While I’m no fan of Romney, he’s no Marxist.

Maobama must be defeated and I will do everything I can to ensure that happens — writing letters, donating, making phone calls, knocking on doors… and arguing on blogs like this of course!

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Just went to Drudge. Yes. Lots of stuff on Willard’s latest pratfalls, and Romney’s awkward jet-ski homage to Kerry’s infamous wind-surfing images is a dark omen for Team Stupid Romney.

Note to Romney’s idiot handlers: Old men should wear more clothes, not less.

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Romney campaign = McCain campaign.

Did you two work McCain’s campaign? I did. Obviously, you don’t have a clue what you are talking about. Romney’s campaign matches the ‘messiah’ hit for hit dollar for dollar. Obama won’t see what ‘hits’ him…but it’s coming:) O will move to Hollywood in January to pursue his movie career with Curious George.

Redford on July 3, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Who was the last Republican Presidential nominee more conservative that Romney? It was Reagan.

VorDaj on July 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Bush the elder
Bush the son
Bob Dole

I think only McCain could give him a run for his money in the liberal department.

sharrukin on July 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Indeed. But it’ll be our fault or something because so and so wasn’t nominated or whatever.

changer1701 on July 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

No it won’t. It’s going to be the fault of these unceasing whiners who went out of their way to blacken the reputation of the best shot we’ve got at putting Barack Obama out on his rump. And I for one will remember, for all the good it’ll do any of us.

Roberts’ ruling has been a near fatal blow to our Constitution. The situation is unrecoverable if Obama is allowed to implement his healthcare debacle. Once an entitlement is established, it takes on a life of its own and is impossible to dislodge. Democrats know that. It’s why they’ve risked EVERYTHING to get it. Right now, in this election, the future of this country is going to be decided. There’s NO acceptable excuse for freedom-loving people to sit on their hands.

Mitt Romney is not a perfect candidate, but he represents one more chance to right our ship. Without him, we have NO CHANCE, no more opportunities to fix this thing.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I keep hearing how the mean old establishment forced Romney on us, but no one ever specifies which non-Romney was denied a chance at the nomination. Please, do tell us who we could have had instead of Romney, and in what concrete way the Establishment forced them not to run, or forced people not to vote for them.

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on July 3, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Who was the last Republican Presidential nominee more conservative that Romney? It was Reagan.

VorDaj on July 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I’m sorry, but you had better break out your history books since all you have is another mistaken talking point, aka. propaganda.

Bush Sr., and W both have more conservative records than Romney.

“But… Romney had to be liberal because he was in a liberal state!”

Yet Gary Johnson had the backbone while serving his 2 terms in New Mexico to cast more veto’s against liberal legislation than any other governor in America. HMM!

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I’m blaming Romney for not being conservative. We had conservative alternatives and they were rejected. I’m over bemoaning the sad state of affairs in the American electorate, because as rombots are so fond of pointing out, the primary is over. But here’s the rub: Romney hasn’t secured the presidency itself yet. And it’s his job to get people to vote for him. I don’t owe Mitt shit.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Yeah, you do. He’s the last thing between you and Barack Obama giving the conservative movement the coup de grace.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Crap. There’s a Gary Johnson promoter again…

OmahaConservative on July 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

O will move to Hollywood in January to pursue his movie career with Curious George.

Redford on July 3, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Nah, that stuff is in the San Fernando Valley.

arnold ziffel on July 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Levin might as well have written it considering he, Rush, Sean and everyone else endorsed Mitt in 2008. Two years AFTER RomneyCare passed.

If anyone’s a fraud, it’s them not Mitt.

AYNBLAND on July 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I guess that makes Levin, Rush and Sean like Roberts in that they have both opinions depending on … … something or other.

VorDaj on July 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

These might be the two dumbest comments I’ve ever seen on hotair. You should both slap yourselves.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

It could not have been because so and so was a nut case or a quitter or a womanizer or whatever.

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Oh, get over yourself already. You’ve made it clear that Romney is, and always was, your preferred candidate. Your tearing down of people who are no longer running — which includes slander as you further the unproven Cain smears, no surprise — runs entirely contradictory to your demands that people stop criticizing your golden boy.

Okay, perhaps scrap metal boy is more appropriate, given his utter failure to rally the base.

MadisonConservative on July 3, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Well I’m a Texan and my candidate ran a lousy national campaign & went back to Texas to continue as governor.
(He still had great ideas)

In any event I’ll vote for Romney & conservatives at every level of government.

Oh and social security is a ponzi scheme & Obama is a socialist…so sayeth the Governor of Texas.

Hope ya’ll have a great 4th of July

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Obama won’t see what ‘hits’ him…but it’s coming:) O will move to Hollywood in January to pursue his movie career with Curious George.

Yes, so you say, but I just don’t see it because history predicts otherwise. Romney to date has only proved himself haltingly and inconsistently effective at undermining conservatives through his attacks and his massive funding advantage drawn from a very narrow base of big-money donors. Could a whole new Romney Mach II pulsate beneath the crusty chrysalis of the old progressive Romney with the knobby-knees perched atop a jet-ski in an awkward homage to Kerry’s windsurfing spandex freak-peak? If so, then why did it never break out before?

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

For Pete’s sake. Romney is the best there is in the Party right now. Remember how the rest all sucked?

Once again… the imaginary candidate is the one you want. Well you tried that during the PRimary… over and over again… Romney beat them all into a pulp. They all sucked! Romney was consistent and solid and the rest sucked! That is why he won.

Some Republicans seem to live in an imaginary world where candidates are perfect. In that world Republican can never win… We can only win in the real world, with real life people, like Romney.

If West is so smart why isn’t he the guy with the bucks and the nomination? Because he isn’t so smart, that’s why. He has a right to his opinion, but he is not as good as Romney. Not even close. If they went one to one… Romney would win… just like the rest.

Romney will repeal Obamacare. But you want him to do something else. Although, exactly what that something else is is unknowable. A mea culpa for taking advice from Newt and the Heritage Foundation… a position widely applauded at the time? A mea culpa for giving the people of MA what they asked for? Really?

All the most conservative people supported Romneycare at the time. All of them. All the people who ran this year supported it. That is why they had no standing to confront him on it.

Romney, himself, said he will repeal Obamacare. You don’t quote Axelrod, who says all sorts of conflicting things, you just hold Romney to the clumsy words of Fehrnstrom. Double standard anyone?

There is a bunch of “Republicans” who want to lose. They hate Romney more than they hate Obama. They want a non-existent perfect candidate. They wait for a small mistake and blow it out of proportion. They are the ABR folks. No surprise. They are haters. They have an emotional stake in Romney losing. They are not on our team.

Don’t expect a place at the table, when you do all you can to keep Romney from winning. You are sealing your own fate as outsiders, your ideas will always be fringe. You root for the enemy over Romney. Dont’ expect you will have a voice. That is your choice.

When Romney is in the Whitehouse, with support from, We the People, don’t go blaming Romney for your choice to remain the unpleasable outsiders. You only have yourself to blame.

This is the time to choose–and you choose Obama over Romney… there are only two choices, if you choose Obama, live with it, don’t blame me, don’t blame Romney.

Romney is who he is. And as imperfect as his is… he is the best to come along for a very long time. And the best we could possibly hopeful this year. If there was better we would have found him and nominated him.

If Romney isn’t good enough vote for Obama.

Romney will win inspite of you. Because it is his time.

petunia on July 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I heard all the excuses in 2008 about how “none of this matters.” How did that turn out?

tetriskid on July 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

seriously?

We’ve had 3 years of the disaster called Obama…polling worse than Carter.

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I think Sarah could’ve won the whole thing. She’s a real conservative, a fighter, and has the record to back it up. The Estlablishment did her no favors, but I ultimately blame her for not running.

I was very skeptical of Palin’s chances for a long time, both in the primary, and especially in the general. She got hit with the “dumb” label, and at first it seemed to me that she was going to keep up the folksy demeanor rather than fight the label, which would have been a disaster from the point of view of winning back independents. But I recently saw her in a clip, just a few days ago (not sure if it was here or not), smacking down someone over the “death panels” issue.

Maybe it was out of concern for the safety of her family or just wanting to spend more time with them.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I think a number of the potential conservative candidates had legitimate personal reasons for not running – I don’t think it’s fair to try to pinpoint blame on a specific person for not running, since we can’t possibly know what each persons reasons are.

In the aggregate, though, the fact that no particularly good candidates stepped up makes me feel like at least a few of them were probably just sitting out because they thought their chances would be better in 4 years. We’ll never know for sure which candidates, if any, made their decision on that basis, which is too bad, because in the end, they’re really the ones most to blame for the lousy choices we were faced with.

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Bush the elder
Bush the son
Bob Dole

I think only McCain could give him a run for his money in the liberal department.

sharrukin on July 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Hmmmmmm…..

I’m honestly not sure about that. Romney is pretty similar to all three of them.

Bush the son, Mr. Compassionate Conservative – Medicare Part D (at last Romneycare was only for MA) “I abandoned my free market principles to save the free market” and this classic “family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande”…..oh and he appointed John Freaking Roberts!

Bush the son may actually be worse than Romney!

The fact we’re even discussing this shows what a sad state of affairs we’re in.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

There you go again, petunia…

OmahaConservative on July 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I’m blaming Romney for not being conservative. We had conservative alternatives and they were rejected.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

gryphon, I’m urging you to stop being a jackass.

In 2008, I was a Romney supporter as the conservative alternative to McCain. In 2012, Romney is conservative enough. Are you honestly suggesting that Santorum or Perry could win? As much as I like and agree with these men, they would not win the Presidency and that is what this is all about.

Happy Nomad on July 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Well I’m a Texan and my candidate ran a lousy national campaign & went back to Texas to continue as governor.
(He still had great ideas)

In any event I’ll vote for Romney & conservatives at every level of government.

Oh and social security is a ponzi scheme & Obama is a socialist…so sayeth the Governor of Texas.

Hope ya’ll have a great 4th of July

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I liked him, and it saddened me that he didn’t catch on. He looked like an 800-pound gorilla when he first declared. I was more shocked than I can say when he spun out. Great guy though… and right on both counts above.

Happy 4th!

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Yeah, you do. He’s the last thing between you and Barack Obama giving the conservative movement the coup de grace.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

So, owing a politician — ANY POLITICIAN — is now acceptable in conservative circles? I owe Mitt my vote because you are worried about a royal screw job from his opponent?!

I think I’ll let your inanity speak for itself without further comment.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Are you honestly suggesting that Santorum or Perry could win? As much as I like and agree with these men, they would not win the Presidency…

Happy Nomad on July 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

How do you know that? Three years’ worth of the punditocracy and Gallup telling you that Romney is The Only One Who Can Beat Obama ™ ?

ddrintn on July 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I’m blaming Romney for not being conservative. We had conservative alternatives and they were rejected.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

gryphon, I’m urging you to stop being a jackass.

In 2008, I was a Romney supporter as the conservative alternative to McCain. In 2012, Romney is conservative enough. Are you honestly suggesting that Santorum or Perry could win? As much as I like and agree with these men, they would not win the Presidency and that is what this is all about.

Happy Nomad on July 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

You were a Romney supporter, you are a Romney supporter, and you are insulting a Romney voter (me) for not towing the line in accepting Romney’s (non-existent) conservatism?! Is this the best that rombots can do?

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM


So, owing a politician — ANY POLITICIAN — is now acceptable in conservative circles? I owe Mitt my vote because you are worried about a royal screw job from his opponent?!

Imagine if this were your strongest argument. Imagine if this were your only coherent rationale for our highest office. This is the fix we’re in with Willard Romney.

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Yet Gary Johnson had the backbone while serving his 2 terms in New Mexico to cast more veto’s against liberal legislation than any other governor in America. HMM!

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Hmmm, sounds like he might be a credible alternative to Romney.

Here’s an idea. Let’s have a primary. If he has even the slightest prayer of winning the general, he should be able to run away with the primary, after he impresses Republican primary voters with the raw essence of his non-Romneyness. So let’s see how he does.

What’s that you say? We already had the primary? How many votes did he get?

Oh…

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I think a number of the potential conservative candidates had legitimate personal reasons for not running – I don’t think it’s fair to try to pinpoint blame on a specific person for not running, since we can’t possibly know what each persons reasons are.

In the aggregate, though, the fact that no particularly good candidates stepped up makes me feel like at least a few of them were probably just sitting out because they thought their chances would be better in 4 years. We’ll never know for sure which candidates, if any, made their decision on that basis, which is too bad, because in the end, they’re really the ones most to blame for the lousy choices we were faced with.

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Just think about it. Rick Santorum came out of nowhere with hardly any name recognition or money and came pretty close to pulling it off.

If he could do that, I have no reason to doubt that Sarah with her recognition among the base and the grassroots support could’ve won the nomination.

As for the General, she would’ve had the base which would’ve been huge. Then she could’ve made a great case in being fearless in attacking Maobama and highlighting her stellar record.

What could’ve been.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Bush the son may actually be worse than Romney!

The fact we’re even discussing this shows what a sad state of affairs we’re in.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

None of them were good but Romney’s record at the state level is what you would expect from a Democrat. He labeled himself a progressive and is running as a ‘severe’ conservative because that is the only available path to power. He believes none of it.

sharrukin on July 3, 2012 at 9:23 PM

petunia on July 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Exactly

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:24 PM


You were a Romney supporter, you are a Romney supporter, and you are insulting a Romney voter (me) for not towing the line in accepting Romney’s (non-existent) conservatism?! Is this the best that rombots can do?

Well, yes. ‘Shut up and sit down’ is the best they have only because it is all they have. Did anyone expect that the argument for a Romney presidency would become more coherent with Romney’s nomination that hasn’t happened yet?

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM

No it won’t. It’s going to be the fault of these unceasing whiners who went out of their way to blacken the reputation of the best shot we’ve got at putting Barack Obama out on his rump. And I for one will remember, for all the good it’ll do any of us.

Roberts’ ruling has been a near fatal blow to our Constitution. The situation is unrecoverable if Obama is allowed to implement his healthcare debacle. Once an entitlement is established, it takes on a life of its own and is impossible to dislodge. Democrats know that. It’s why they’ve risked EVERYTHING to get it. Right now, in this election, the future of this country is going to be decided. There’s NO acceptable excuse for freedom-loving people to sit on their hands.

Mitt Romney is not a perfect candidate, but he represents one more chance to right our ship. Without him, we have NO CHANCE, no more opportunities to fix this thing.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Indeed. But, I fear some will be unable to see the forest for the trees. Others had their shot (or didn’t take one at all)…this is what we have, and at the end of the day it’s going to boil down to Romney or Obama.

changer1701 on July 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM

So, owing a politician — ANY POLITICIAN — is now acceptable in conservative circles? I owe Mitt my vote because you are worried about a royal screw job from his opponent?!

I think I’ll let your inanity speak for itself without further comment.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

What part of “unrecoverable” are you having difficulty with?

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM

So, owing a politician — ANY POLITICIAN — is now acceptable in conservative circles? I owe Mitt my vote because you are worried about a royal screw job from his opponent?!

I think I’ll let your inanity speak for itself without further comment.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I don’t like the idea of owing any politician or anyone owing anything to anyone in politics.

However voting for Romney stricly b/c he’s NOT Maobama is 100% the right answer. Apparently that’s exactly what you’re doing as am I.

Politics is often the lesser of two evils.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM


None of them were good but Romney’s record at the state level is what you would expect from a Democrat. He labeled himself a progressive and is running as a ‘severe’ conservative because that is the only available path to power. He believes none of it.

Yes, and not only does Romney not believe it, he can’t even lie about it effectively especially when his own staff contradicts him at every turn.

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I liked him, and it saddened me that he didn’t catch on. He looked like an 800-pound gorilla when he first declared. I was more shocked than I can say when he spun out. Great guy though… and right on both counts above.

Happy 4th!

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

BBQ & Shiner after the parade.

Remember folks taking the kids to 4th of July parades turns them into likely republican (and perhaps conservative) voters….

“Key conclusions in the paper include:

• Fourth of July celebrations have a significant impact upon people’s political preferences;
• Attending one Fourth of July before age 18 increases the likelihood of identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent and voting for the Republican candidate by 4 percent. It also increases voter turnout by 0.9 percent and boosts political campaign contributions by 3 percent.”
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/news/articles/4th-july-paper-david-yanagizawa-drott

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

None of them were good but Romney’s record at the state level is what you would expect from a Democrat. He labeled himself a progressive and is running as a ‘severe’ conservative because that is the only available path to power. He believes none of it.

sharrukin on July 3, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I hear ya.

W ran as a conservative and screwed us all with his compassionate conservatism crap. He spent more than any other President in history before Maobama.

I’m not expecting Romney to be good be at an absolute minimum if he signs the repeal bill for Maobamacare then it’ll be worth electing him.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Yes, and not only does Romney not believe it, he can’t even lie about it effectively especially when his own staff contradicts him at every turn.

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Conservatives understand progressives, but they do not understand conservatives. We can put ourselves in their shoes but they have a much more difficult time pretending to be conservatives. That is why the concern trolls are so easy to spot.

sharrukin on July 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Chief Justice John Roberts:

“Permitting the Federal Government to force the States to implement a federal program would threaten the political accountability key to our federal system.”

mountainaires on July 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Now might be a good time for the Rombots to quit trying to convince us to vote for him. We are mostly anybody but 0bama…

OmahaConservative on July 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

If he could do that, I have no reason to doubt that Sarah with her recognition among the base and the grassroots support could’ve won the nomination.

As for the General, she would’ve had the base which would’ve been huge. Then she could’ve made a great case in being fearless in attacking Maobama and highlighting her stellar record.

What could’ve been.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Yes, she has name recognition, but that works against her too. The base would’ve been on board, but her numbers with other voters aren’t that great. I would’ve voted for her, but I don’t think she would’ve been the panacea some believe.

changer1701 on July 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

petunia on July 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

AMEN. Nailed it. Thank you.

mountainaires on July 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Politics is often the lesser of two evils.

The problem in this case is that the evils at issue are evenly matched–nearly indistinguishable except for party labels. One of the evils wants to ape the part of a caricatured version of an unreconstructed cartoon-conservative but he’s so bad at it that no one believes him.

Look, just like you I enjoy the ridiculous spectacle of an awkwardly stiff north-east establishment progressive like Romney pretend to care about conservative core values. It’s a guilty pleasure. But it is not enough to make me want to for it. You laugh at clowns. You don’t elect them to high office.

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I’m not expecting Romney to be good be at an absolute minimum if he signs the repeal bill for Maobamacare then it’ll be worth electing him.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Romney isn’t going to sign any repeal. Boehner isn’t going to cut that promised $100 billion and neither he, nor Mitch Mcconnell are going to hold Romney’s feet to any fire. They are exactly what we fear.

sharrukin on July 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Yet Gary Johnson had the backbone while serving his 2 terms in New Mexico to cast more veto’s against liberal legislation than any other governor in America. HMM!

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Hmmm, sounds like he might be a credible alternative to Romney.

Here’s an idea. Let’s have a primary. If he has even the slightest prayer of winning the general, he should be able to run away with the primary, after he impresses Republican primary voters with the raw essence of his non-Romneyness. So let’s see how he does.

What’s that you say? We already had the primary? How many votes did he get?

Oh…

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Well there’s always Ron Paul…but his son Rand endorsed Romney so that could be a problem & has anybody heard from Buddy Roemer?

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Roberts’ ruling has been a near fatal blow to our

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM

The ruling is the symptom, the cause is Obamacare and Romneycare.

FloatingRock on July 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Romney’s campaign matches the ‘messiah’ hit for hit dollar for dollar.

Redford on July 3, 2012 at 9:04 PM

That’s because they’re the same.

FloatingRock on July 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

What part of “unrecoverable” are you having difficulty with?

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM

The part where I disagree with you, douchebag. I’m already voting for Romney. You can take a long walk off a short pier if you think that means I’ll stop criticizing him.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

What’s that you say? We already had the primary? How many votes did he get?

Oh…

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 9:21 PM

They [the pollsters and the GOP] denied you the chance to see him in the debates…

But the fact that nearly all the major polls mentioned for the Las Vegas debate do not list Johnson as a choice demonstrates a “heads I win, tails you lose” situation for a candidate who comes from a state with a small population and doesn’t have the national recognition that a former US senator like Rick Santorum benefits from.

Santorum’s numbers aren’t much better than Johnson’s but Santorum has taken part in every GOP presidential debate while Johnson has only been invited to two.

Similarly, Johnson’s snubs stand in contrast to another former governor in a state bordering New Mexico, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who has received an odd amount of attention from pollsters and national media outlets despite the fact that his numbers are also near the bottom of the Republican field.

Feeling better now, or do you feel as if you were manipulated. HMM!

See how easy it is to be led around like a dog on a lease now?

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I’m not expecting Romney to be good be at an absolute minimum if he signs the repeal bill for Maobamacare then it’ll be worth electing him.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Exactly. You don’t have to love the guy. Nobody’s asking us to marry him. But he represents one more chance to avoid the disaster Obama has planned for us. And yeah, because he offers that possibility, I figure I owe him that vote.

If we use our imaginations, and really… get into the moment… we’re test pilots spinning out, the controls are gone and the ground is getting closer and closer. Romney is the ejection latch. We don’t know where we’re gonna land, but NOT being in the plane when it meets the ground is the imperative. We KNOW what waits us there.

There’s no guarantees here. Romney might be another G.W. Bush or he might be a GREAT leader. He’s an unknown entity as POTUS. We haven’t seen him in that role yet. But one thing we know for sure, he’s a damned sight better than what we have now.

There are only two viable options. It’s time to stop bad-mouthing our only shot at survival and defeat Obama.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Terrye on July 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Aren’t you cute?

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I don’t like the idea of owing any politician or anyone owing anything to anyone in politics.

However voting for Romney stricly b/c he’s NOT Maobama is 100% the right answer. Apparently that’s exactly what you’re doing as am I.

Politics is often the lesser of two evils.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I reject that. Many who reject that will make their voices known at the ballot box by their absence. These are the voters that Romney should be (and is not) targeting. Or did you not think that the people who said “I’m through voting for the lesser of two evils” were being serious?

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Feeling better now, or do you feel as if you were manipulated. HMM!

See how easy it is to be led around like a dog on a lease now?

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Maybe you and the other 12 people voting for Johnson can have a tailgate party after your convention

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:48 PM

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:48 PM

The husky ponytail guy? He’s a complete wackjob.

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Maybe you and the other 12 people voting for Johnson can have a tailgate party after your convention

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:48 PM

While you remain at home keeping your lazy boy warm? I think not. You see, I AM a TEA Party activist, and before that I worked at the grass roots level.

Tell us all again, what have you done lately.

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM

The part where I disagree with you, douchebag. I’m already voting for Romney. You can take a long walk off a short pier if you think that means I’ll stop criticizing him.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

No need to go all potty mouth. lol
Except for the ‘savaging of the candidate’, I’m more or less in agreement with your position.

My 2 cents… Find something you can be happy about with this candidate. Life is short. And shorter still if we end up with Obama’s rationing plan. Ever seen Ezekial Emanual’s Complete Lives chart? It’s not pretty.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM


Romney is the ejection latch.

I would call Romney a speed bump. Or a wheel chock. He thwarts both left and right, especially the right.

casuist on July 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I’m not expecting Romney to be good be at an absolute minimum if he signs the repeal bill for Maobamacare then it’ll be worth electing him.

LevinFan on July 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Wake up and smell the damn coffee already. There isn’t going to be any “repeal bill”. The Republicans took over the House and made gains in the Senate, powered mostly by TP outrage over ObamaCare. Now how vigorous have Boehner and McConnell been about this “repeal” business?

ddrintn on July 3, 2012 at 9:51 PM

He has corruption in the coop, hate on the hoof, taqiyya on the tongue and bats in the belfry — that’s his campaign strategy. VorDaj on July 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I’m still ROFL!! What a description!!

bluefox on July 3, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I reject that. Many who reject that will make their voices known at the ballot box by their absence. These are the voters that Romney should be (and is not) targeting. Or did you not think that the people who said “I’m through voting for the lesser of two evils” were being serious?

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM

suit yourself.

Romney will pivot to the middle to win independents…the standard formula.

Obama will play to his base because he’s losing them already in this economy.

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:52 PM

The husky ponytail guy? He’s a complete wackjob.

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Yeah right!

Let’s ALL CHEER over having the supporter of 0bamaRomneyCare as our candidate NOW! [crickets chirping]

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM

My 2 cents… Find something you can be happy about with this candidate. Life is short. And shorter still if we end up with Obama’s rationing plan. Ever seen Ezekial Emanual’s Complete Lives chart? It’s not pretty.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I’ll praise Romney when I think it’s warranted. That hasn’t happened often, but then again, it seems to me to be a conservative principle to be more worried about principles than personalities. Ergo, finding praise for Romney from me will be like panning for gold, rombot. Good luck.

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Romney will pivot to the middle to win independents…the standard formula.

Obama will play to his base because he’s losing them already in this economy.

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:52 PM

You mean to tell me Romney is outside of the middle already?! Dirty right-winger, even?! Dude, grab a feather and knock me over!

/incredulous!!!!!!!!one!!!eleventy!!!!11

gryphon202 on July 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

If we use our imaginations, and really… get into the moment… we’re test pilots spinning out, the controls are gone and the ground is getting closer and closer. Romney is the ejection latch.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

No, Romney’s that bit of hedge that you smack into just before you splatter on the ground. A teeny bit of a cushion, I guess.

ddrintn on July 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Romney isn’t going to sign any repeal. Boehner isn’t going to cut that promised $100 billion and neither he, nor Mitch Mcconnell are going to hold Romney’s feet to any fire. They are exactly what we fear.

sharrukin on July 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Then the saying holds true: You get the government you deserve.

We the voters have got to hold these guys to account…hence the TEA Party. Do whats needed, campaign for a reasonable viable candidate and get the in office.

Is Romney the second coming of Reagan?

Nope. But out of the two, who do you think we have a shot of keeping on message for the betterment of the country, a Romney or Obama Administration?

BlaxPac on July 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM

There isn’t going to be any “repeal bill”.

ddrintn on July 3, 2012 at 9:51 PM

In essence you are right, but they will put on the table a ‘Repeal Bill’ which should pass the House, but then will get fracked up in the Senate, and if Rom0bama is the POTUS at the time he will veto it IF the bill is worth a damn. It won’t be, so he won’t.

Instead we’ll get a bill that supposedly replaces 0bamacare while it actually keep the Individual Mandate and the accompanying taxes intact.

That is how these LOUSY liberal politicians work every time.

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM

While you remain at home keeping your lazy boy warm? I think not. You see, I AM a TEA Party activist, and before that I worked at the grass roots level.

Tell us all again, what have you done lately.

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I’m a native conservative Texan & will continue do my part…nuff said

And I will not waste my vote or my money on a loser pothead from NM or the one currently residing in the White house.

Oh….And Texas has JOBS!

Yep!

workingclass artist on July 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Feeling better now, or do you feel as if you were manipulated. HMM!

See how easy it is to be led around like a dog on a lease now?

DannoJyd on July 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

What, I’m supposed to care that privately owned media didn’t invite him to their events, now?

No one has a first Ammendment right to have a major television network invite them to a debate. It’s his job to persuade the organizers that he should be invited. If he couldn’t do that in the primary, how in God’s name was he going to do it in the general?

RINO in Name Only on July 3, 2012 at 10:00 PM

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