Romney campaign to roll out its secret weapon — Mitt

posted at 10:41 am on September 20, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Team Romney has a fevah — and the only prescription is More Romney, Politico reports. After getting stung by a video of his talk to donors at a May fundraiser, the Romney campaign has decided that they have to get Mitt Romney out in front of people more often, and tell more of his story:

After taking a beating for comments he privately wishes he never made and from conservative critics he wishes he could muzzle, Mitt Romney and his campaign are settling on a rescue plan to show more of him – in ads, speeches and campaign appearances. A big focus, according to campaign officials, will be on Romney talking a lot more about how his ideas will help regular Americans who remain deeply suspicious of him.

The aim: Switch the emphasis from Washington policies to personal pocketbooks. Look for a heavy emphasis on jobs and specific ways to cut government spending.

“He has to own his message for people, especially women, to buy the messenger,” one top adviser said.

A campaign official said: “In a lot of the current survey data, there’s a desire among the electorate to know more about Mitt in terms of how he would lead. Over the next six weeks, the campaign is going to provide a lot more of that.”

Take this one with a grain of salt; it’s at least the fourth media narrative about the Romney campaign this week.  Like the Washington Post’s, though, this has the ring of the blindingly obvious about it.  One of the reasons that the Mother Jones video stung Romney is that it played into public perception of Romney as aloof and somewhat mysterious, even though Romney’s one of the most well-known figures in presidential politics over the last two cycles.  The final eight weeks of any election has to feature the candidate on both a personal and policy level.  The personal level, furthermore, has to relate to both candidate and voter.

Romney has a big money advantage, which means he can blanket the airwaves with personal messaging over the heads of the media.  His task, as I write in my column today for The Fiscal Times, is not just to introduce himself, but also to set the stakes for the election.  While those stakes have to involve the immediate circumstances of the individual voter — primarily on economics — Romney needs a narrative to explain the philosophical differences between the failed Obama approach and his proposals.  Even the Mother Jones video can be put to that use:

On Wednesday, Romney wrote an essay for USA Today presenting his approach on economic growth in a more elegant form.  “My course for the American economy will encourage private investment and personal freedom,” Romney pledged. “Instead of creating a web of dependency, I will pursue policies that grow our economy and lift Americans out of poverty.”  He acknowledged that government had a role to play in the crisis, but that Obama’s policies had produced “a stagnant economy that fosters government dependency. … Unemployment has been above 8 percent for 43 straight months; 47 million Americans are on food stamps. Nearly one in six Americans now live in poverty.”

Romney seems intent on clarifying the economic argument on a broad and philosophical basis, rather than stay content to argue over details.  Obama now has the same opportunity. The day after the release of the Romney tape, audio from a 1998 appearance by Obama at Loyola University surfaced in which Obama discussed his support for government redistribution. “I think the trick is how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution,” Obama said, “because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.”

Rather than embrace this statement, as Romney did his, the Obama campaign sought to distance themselves from it, insisting that it just referred to city government – even though Obama was at the time a state Senator.  Compare this to Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic national convention, though, which promoted his policy that “asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes,” in order to restore an America where “everyone gets a fair shot and everyone does their fair share.”  That sounds a lot like the redistribution Obama supported in 1998, right down to the same applause lines.

Romney has to force Obama to explain the failed outcomes of his policies:

The stimulus bill spent $800 billion in borrowed money, which arguably has been redistributed from future generations that have to repay that debt, as the Obama administration and a Democratic Congress added mountains of new regulation aimed specifically at businesses and investors to achieve “fairness” in health care and credit distribution.

Instead of touching off a boom in economic growth and job creation, we have seen the civilian labor participation rate hit its worst level since 1981 as workers fall out of the workforce.  Both the median household income and hourly earnings have dropped faster during the Obama recovery than it did during the recession that preceded it.

Census Bureau data shows that start-up jobs per 1,000 Americans during the Obama administration have fallen far below the level seen in the last 25 years, a sign of deep trouble in the engine of the US economy.  In almost every measure, we’re not just treading water in a stagnant redistributionist economy – we are actively falling behind.

That’s the message Romney needs to deliver, and convince people that he can fix the damage done from the last six years and put the country back on track for prosperity.  The time for surrogates to make that pitch is over, and Romney now has to ride that money advantage to domination in personal messaging.

Update: I missed a couple of opportunities to highlight Bill Whittle’s excellent new Firewall video, “Number Six.”  Redistributionism is essentially the politics of envy, which features heavily in Obama’s “fairness” policies that have killed the normal recovery process over the last three years.  Bill provides support for Romney’s original contention, and explains why this will always fail to deliver prosperity — or real fairness:

Stacy McCain also asks in his new Spectator column whether we want independence or “equality.”  It’s a serious question.

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What could go wrong?

Maybe for his first move the GOP candidate could explain why his party blocked a bill that would provide jobs for veterans.

Constantine on September 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM


I can imagine what Newt says at fundraisers.

If only Gingrich had said more at his fund-raisers. If only he had actually raised some funds. Running as not-Romney was about as sane as running as not-Obama, which is what Romney is trying to do now. When did Republicans–or in Romney’s case, Republicans in Name Only–decide it was a winning strategy to run as someone else’s photo-negative?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Would prefer that to Willard writing off 47% of the electorate because he can’t teach them about values as if he were running for national parson or something.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 2:52 PM

So Mother Jones you do have the entire tape! Do tell!

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM


I could care less about your grammar. It’s the ignorant things you write that I take issue with.

Then take issue. To take a position requires that you do more than whine or snivel.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:06 PM

casuist what exactly are you trying to convince us of?

I want to convince you to stop ending sentences with a preposition even though writers do it all the time and it’s really not grammatically incorrect.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ok I’m trying. Hows this:
“what exactly are you trying to convince us of shithead?”

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM


So Mother Jones you do have the entire tape! Do tell!

Never watched the tape. I only read about it in the Weekly Standard and the National Review where a number of actual conservatives took exception to Romney’s madness. Romney’s class-baiting spew was not well received on either the left OR the right.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM


“what exactly are you trying to convince us of shithead?”

The name-calling is a nice touch. If that’s all you have then carry on.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:09 PM

so, how about these passive expressions:

I would also prefer that you wrote in an active voice using transitive verbs in subject-verb-object constructions. Passive constructions are awkward, periphrastic, and they elide agency.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I don’t give a dead rat what a pro obfuscator such as yourself prefers, I was talking about what is grammatically correct, contrary to what you have asserted in your post….so, it’s not about your silly preferences, believe it or not…you stated in a previous post that sentences that end in prepositions are grammatically incorrect….well, for your information, the passive expressions that end in prepositions that I exemplified in my post are grammatically correct, according to Oxford Dictionary… which invalidates your previous assertion….

And btw, passive constructions serve a purpose in communication and they are grammatically correct..For instance, in my example with ‘the dress that hasn’t been paid off’, by omittig the agent, the passive voice allows you to avoid appearing to blame someone. Or you can say, for instance that a device was damaged without mentioning who damaged it.

Also, ever wonder why passive sentences are so common in technical and scientific writing??? Could be maybe that they allow you to communicate an impression of objectivity. ‘After the experiment was completed, the data was analyzed’ sounds more objective than ‘After I completed the experiment, I analyzed the data’. The notion that scientific objectivity should be reflected in scientific writing explains why a lot of technical writers (and not only) avoid using active voice and first-person pronouns. Ever wrote a dissertation for a post grad degree? Obviously not, or you would know that you are strongly recommended not to use active voice and first-person pronouns in your thesis.

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The conservative critics really ought to just STFU.

What you THINK is a gaffe, is really a strong point.

Americans AGREE with Romney; they aren’t offended by what he said in May and they aren’t impressed by the FAUX OUTRAGE from the left:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2012/64_think_too_many_americans_dependent_on_government_financial_aid

mountainaires on September 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Never watched the tape. I only read about it in the Weekly Standard and the National Review where a number of actual conservatives took exception to Romney’s madness. Romney’s class-baiting spew was not well received on either the left OR the right.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I liked it but then again I like when politicians tell the truth.
You’re commenting on something you’ve never seen and was edited for content by fascists.

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I want to convince you to stop ending sentences with a preposition even though writers do it all the time and it’s really not grammatically incorrect.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM

The name-calling is a nice touch. If that’s all you have then carry on.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:09 PM

heh

weaselyone on September 20, 2012 at 3:17 PM

casuist what exactly are you trying to convince us of?

I want to convince you to stop ending sentences with a preposition even though writers do it all the time and it’s really not grammatically incorrect.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ok I’m trying. Hows this:
“what exactly are you trying to convince us of shithead?”

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Masterful and…. grammaticallt correct :)…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Grammatically that is…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM


you stated in a previous post that sentences that end in prepositions are grammatically incorrect

I wrote the exact opposite. I wrote that I wanted to convince my interlocutor to stop ending sentences with prepositions EVEN THOUGH writers do so all the time and it ISN’T grammatically incorrect.

Sorry you wasted all those keystrokes in your off-topic fury. Try again.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:19 PM


You’re commenting on something you’ve never seen and was edited for content by fascists.

I’m commenting on something the transcript of which was made available on the Weekly Standard and National Review. I’m sorry but Romney’s high-pitched voice grates on me so I tend to avoid it in favour of transcripts.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Romney reinvents himself for — what? — the 300th time this year? Does ANYONE really have any friggin idea

who Mitt is.

His core principles are wet noodles.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Your schlong is a wet noodle too, bu we are nor passing judgements here :)…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:22 PM


Your schlong is a wet noodle too, bu we are nor passing judgements here :)…

Romney people mad. Romney people smash. Romney people yelp, gibber, cough, snivel, and spit in their rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

“what exactly are you trying to convince us of shithead?”

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Masterful and…. grammatically correct :)…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I forgot to capitalize the start of the sentence – fail!

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Romney people mad. Romney people smash. Romney people yelp, gibber, cough, snivel, and spit in their rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

What do Obama people do?

weaselyone on September 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

“what exactly are you trying to convince us of shithead?”

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Masterful and…. grammatically correct :)…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I forgot to capitalize the start of the sentence – fail!

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Maybe the grammar Goebbels will give you a pass for your superb critical (or well, self-critical) abilities :)…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM


What do Obama people do?

Apparently they win elections. I wish conservatives had a winning candidate. I would even settle for a losing candidate who was an actual conservative instead of a loser RINO who is now taking credit for ObamaCare … again. Instead we have a place-holder social-progressive named Willard or something who wants to take credit for the very same botch of policy that created the Tea Party movement.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

What could go wrong?

Maybe for his first move the GOP candidate could explain why his party blocked a bill that would provide jobs for veterans.

Constantine on September 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Which Bill would that be?

tbarleycorn on September 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

mountainaires on September 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I couldn’t agree more.

DDay on September 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Romney people mad. Romney people smash. Romney people yelp, gibber, cough, snivel, and spit in their rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

No, just casuist failed to take his meds, alas, again and mistake his distorted/warped perceprions (which one is the correct one in context?? :) of reality with the reality….

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM


No, just casuist failed to take his meds, alas, again and mistake his distorted/warped perceprions (which one is the correct one in context?? :) of reality with the reality….

You waste a million keystrokes in an on-line brain aneurysm based on your misreading of a statement of mine about prepositions and I’m off my meds? Go take a nap.

What’s a perceprion?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Apparently they win elections. I wish conservatives had a winning candidate. I would even settle for a losing candidate who was an actual conservative instead of a loser RINO who is now taking credit for ObamaCare … again. Instead we have a place-holder social-progressive named Willard or something who wants to take credit for the very same botch of policy that created the Tea Party movement.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

The only looser is you….Romney has as many chances as Obama fo win, they’re tied in most polls…and win he will, if I may use a grammatically incorrect expression….

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM


The only looser is you….Romney has as many chances as Obama fo win, they’re tied in most polls…and win he will, if I may use a grammatically incorrect expression…

How old are you?–don’t answer that. I’m not that interested. But your spelling errors–e.g. looser–your typos, and your non-standard use of ellipses suggest pre-adolescence. If this is the case then I am impressed at your level of function if not your level of diction. If it is not the case then this is really sad.

Read Celine’s Castle to Castle or other post-WWII novels if you want to enjoy a writer who has mastered the art of the ellipsis.

Why aren’t you in school, kid? Are you in a different time zone?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Maybe for his first move the GOP candidate could explain why his party blocked a bill that would provide jobs for veterans.

Constantine on September 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Link?

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Romney people mad. Romney people smash. Romney people yelp, gibber, cough, snivel, and spit in their rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

What do Obama people do?

weaselyone on September 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Lie out the backside of their laps.

avagreen on September 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM

No, just casuist failed to take his meds, alas, again and mistake his distorted/warped perceprions (which one is the correct one in context?? :) of reality with the reality….

You waste a million keystrokes in an on-line brain aneurysm based on your misreading of a statement of mine about prepositions and I’m off my meds? Go take a nap.

What’s a perceprion?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Aww, grammargoebbels doesn’t own an ipad/ipod/iphone and never typed on asmall touch screen…aww, this is sad, instead of hijacking a whole thread and wasting your and our time with hour inane comments, you should go get a second job or something, maybe you will be able to afford a cool gadget or something….oh, and maybe you will start paying taxes too, if you move in a higher bracket :)…I noticed that you were very upset with Romney’s 47% comment :)…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM


Aww, grammargoebbels doesn’t own an ipad/ipod/iphone and never typed on asmall touch screen…aww

Does your tiny touchscreen cause you to abuse ellipses or affect the diction of a twelve year old AOLer circa 2002? You need a new touchscreen, dude.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Romney people mad. Romney people smash. Romney people yelp, gibber, cough, snivel, and spit in their rage.
casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Aww, lokie, casuist can’t write coherent sentences…inability to articulate, hmm,…..oh, yeah, the meds, or lack of them….

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM


Aww, lokie,

Of course you refer to the Norse trickster-god Loki or Loptr. A cunning play on words I must say. But you do realize that this casts you as the bumbling Norse-version of Ganymede who gets violated by a three-headed bull near the end of the Prose Edda. Yikes.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

For those who asked:

Republicans block vote on veterans jobs bill

Constantine on September 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Lesson # 1:

* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $16,000,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $160,000
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

Got It ?????

OK now Lesson # 2: Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

Let’s say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your
neighborhood….and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do …… raise the ceilings, or pump out the crap?

Your choice is coming in Nov 2012 Lets vote!!!

redguy on September 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Of course you refer to the Norse trickster-god Loki or Loptr. A cunning play on words I must say. But you do realize that this casts you as the bumbling Norse-version of Ganymede who gets violated by a three-headed bull near the end of the Prose Edda. Yikes.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Illogical reasoning. He could be Thor, Odin, Baldur….or any other Norse hero.

So, what do you do in your day job?

Word Origin & History

casuist
1609, “one who studies and resolves cases of conscience,” from Fr. casuiste, from L. casus (see case (1)). Often in a sinister or contemptuous sense. Casuistry is first attested 1725.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Casuist

avagreen on September 20, 2012 at 3:59 PM


Illogical reasoning. He could be Thor, Odin, Baldur….or any other Norse hero.

Yet my misguided interlocutor wrote “Lokie,” as in Loki, as in Lotpr, which as you know from both the extant Eddas is a distinct member of the pantheon of our Norse brothers and sisters of the pre-Xian era.

Could we be any further off-topic? What does this have to do with the fact that Romney is losing an election that was his to lose?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Aww, lokie,

Of course you refer to the Norse trickster-god Loki or Loptr. A cunning play on words I must say. But you do realize that this casts you as the bumbling Norse-version of Ganymede who gets violated by a three-headed bull near the end of the Prose Edda. Yikes.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Aww, have you exhausted all the wiki and google sources :)… what next, encyclopedia britannica?? I heard that its online version hasn’t been a success…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

The new Obama US Flag is creepy.

http://hillbuzz.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/0-31.jpeg?cda6c1

SparkPlug on September 20, 2012 at 4:04 PM


So, what do you do in your day job?

I hew timber. I sow fields. I draw water from wells. You?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

the bumbling Norse-version of Ganymede who gets violated by a three-headed bull near the end of the Prose Edda.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Projecting, again? That your fantasy? :)…not surprised in the least….

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 4:06 PM


Aww, have you exhausted all the wiki and google sources :)…

Wipe the spittle from your tiny touchscreen, dude.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Obama won’t be re-elected. The misery index is off the charts. He duped the African Americans. They know it.

SparkPlug on September 20, 2012 at 4:07 PM


Projecting, again?

I am rubber you are glue? A school-yard burst of despair is the best you got?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Projecting, again?

I am rubber you are glue? A school-yard burst of despair is the best you got?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Hahah, as opposed to your googling and wiki-ing desperately to come up with inapt mythological examples just to prove what a savant you are…a phoney one indeed you are…

jimver on September 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Maybe for his first move the GOP candidate could explain why his party blocked a bill that would provide jobs for veterans.

Constantine on September 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Since Mitt’s a little busy right now let me help you since you couldn’t be bothered to read the article you linked to.

Jeff Sessions, the Senate budget committee ranking member, said he objected to the bill on the grounds it would increase the veterans affairs department budget and would blow though the spending cap lawmakers agreed last year.

Liberals will vote for anything that constitutes massive spending & debt. If they really gave a crap about this they would have passed the bill when they had control of all 3 houses. The only cuts liberals want to make are to our military defense. Anything to weaken this great nation. Nice try troll we put tea party people in office to cut spending not add to it

Buttercup on September 20, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Somebody needs to call the exterminator.

RovesChins on September 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM

So, what do you do in your day job?

I hew timber. I sow fields. I draw water from wells. You?

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Here I thought this was all “off topic”, and then you start this up again.

Naw, here’s what you do. Is this you?
http://elenchics.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/colour-me-gobsmacked-time-cnn-poll-has-gingrich-at-33-to-romney-at-20-in-iowa/#more-3888

I can see what you are trying to do (link from your own site):
http://indiauncut.com/iublog/article/38-ways-to-win-an-argument-arthur-schopenhauer/

What do I do?
Try to discuss issues intelligently unless I sense a dishonest agenda, then I write snotty replies to such people, mainly.

avagreen on September 20, 2012 at 4:38 PM

There was a wonderful video of Ann and Mitt Romney on Live with
Kelly and Michael. The hosts handled the lengthy session with
class and grace and the Romneys were charming. Why wasn’t that
posted? It was positive.

Amjean

AP: Please post this video of Mitt and Ann Romney!

Let’s wash some of the scum off, that goes with reading about these scumbags.

Typicalwhitewoman on September 20, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Romney people mad. Romney people smash. Romney people yelp, gibber, cough, snivel, and spit in their rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

What do Obama people do?

weaselyone on September 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

The same thing. They’re two sides of the same moonbat coin.

ddrintn on September 20, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Maybe for his first move the GOP candidate could explain why his party blocked a bill that would provide jobs for veterans.

Constantine on September 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Oh please…why have the Democrats blocked something like 40 jobs bills the House has passed…along with a budget and a deal that would have avoided the sequestration. Considering the fact that more than 60 bills have died in the wasteland known as the US Senate why make an issue of one? There were other jobs bills that would have helped vets and the Democrats killed them all.

Terrye on September 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Romney people mad. Romney people smash. Romney people yelp, gibber, cough, snivel, and spit in their rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

What do Obama people do?

weaselyone on September 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Do not talk casuist…he is an imposter and a fraud.

Terrye on September 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM

For those who asked:

Republicans block vote on veterans jobs bill

Constantine on September 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/09/20/tom-coburn-i-cant-face-cowardly-congress-anymore/

Answered.

hoosierma on September 20, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Do not talk casuist…he is an imposter and a fraud.

Terrye on September 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM

That’s being kind. I’m assuming it is being paid by the word considering its prolific commenting the last 2 days. Aggressively annoying.

hoosierma on September 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Romney people mad. Romney people smash. Romney people yelp, gibber, cough, snivel, and spit in their rage.

casuist on September 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

What do Obama people do?

weaselyone on September 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Do not talk casuist…he is an imposter and a fraud.

Terrye on September 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM

If not liking Mitt Romney makes one an imposter, he has plenty of company.

Mitt has exactly one thing going for him in this election: he’s not Obama.

I’ll probably vote for him for that reason alone, but don’t expect me to pretend he’s wonderful, or decent, or halfway a positive. The best I can hope for is that he’s not as much the weaselly politician he appears to be. That is, that once elected he will actually try to govern according to principles that actually work: conservative principles.

But there’s nothing in his past that indicates he will, so we’re basically stuck with a RINO version of Hope and Change.

If we weren’t faced with foreign policy disasters and economic disasters under Obama, I’d be perfectly content to let the Democrat get another four years and hope for a real conservative in 2016. Unfortunately, we can’t wait that long.

My only real hope is that we can get a conservative Congress that pushes a President Mitt to sign onto real reform.

tom on September 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

My only real hope is that we can get a conservative Congress that pushes a President Mitt to sign onto real reform.

tom on September 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

about that

astonerii on September 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Damn. The bottom line is, WHAT WE ARE DOING WON’T WORK FOR ANYBODY!

Deficits, Entitlements, Defense, Social Security, NONE OF IT CONTINUES BEYOND 2020 as things stand. And that includes the road you drive to work on, after about 2020 it’s 3rd-world quality.

We need to CHANGE a lot of stuff, pull our national head out of the damn sand, otherwise WE ARE DEAD!

How can anyone listen to the demo-commies and think we have a future with them?

Who is John Galt on September 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Why should the wealthy,who already pay an inordinately high share of the tax burden,pay more of what they earn so more can pay nothing.Fair share my capitalist butt.Out with the Socialist pig!

redware on September 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM

O/T.

Wal-Mart is now prepping for ObamadoesntCare.

Offering insurance discounts if you eat healthy…….how would you prove this?

Think of the gawd awful federal /state /local Agencies that will administer regs on these type programs?

http://www.retailwire.com/discussion/16285/walmart-rolls-out-eat-healthy-insurance-discount

PappyD61 on September 21, 2012 at 7:52 AM

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