I recall a media interview in 2002 during the Olympics in which Mr. Romney said
he works out about 4 hours a day. If we were all independently wealthy, I
guess we could all work out that much each day.
"A complete flopper" nothing more or less. Today one thing, tomorrow
another, he tries to say what the wealthy want him to say, but deep down he
would like the other side if the truth was known. I personnaly don't care for
the man, but he beats all of the other repub candidates heads and shoulders.
Whoever get the rep nomination is going to lose anyway. My vote right now goes
to Ron Paul merely because he seems to be the "only" humble, honest
man that has integrity that has announced so far. His problem is notoriety,
intelligence and finances.
This great article points out the subversive backhanded compliments that the
media likes to give to those people it cannot get any dirt on... especially when
it comes to their personal lives. If there's no horrific mess, and they don't
agree with their politics, you can bet they'll play this sort of nonsense,
claiming that he's not a real person, or he's a robot, or he's too good to be
true. The innuendo is that you'll not trust him because he looks too good.
Repeat the lie enough times and it really doesn't matter what the truth
is--people just go by guts most of the time anyhow. Good job on
pointing out this nasty trend. Heaven forbid we elect a guy that has a little
polish in his self-image, a healthy family life, lives by time-tested
traditional values, and hasn't got a scandal to keep us
"twittillated". We might actually have to discuss the issues with this
guy. Heaven forbid.
'Friends say Mitt Romney not as stiff or robotic as media portrays' - Title I don't care. I DO care, about what Romney, has done. Mitt Romney on Job creation: From 2003-2007 job
growth....0.9%. In rankings with the rest of the country...MA was 47th in
Job creation when Mitt Romney was there. - Think Progress Travis Waldron
06/02/11 How about US jobs? *'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' -
By Mitt Romney - NY Times - 11/18/08 *'Mitt Romney as job creator
clashes with Bain record of job cuts' - By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News -
Published by DSNews - 07/20/11 'Employees who lost jobs at
Bain-controlled companies more than a decade ago say they still hold Romney
responsible."I would not vote for him for anything," said
Phyllis Detro, 68, who lost her job...' *Firm dissolves after giving
pro-Romney PAC $1 million By Ken Thomas AP Published by DSNews 08/04/11 *Mitt Romney: Corporations are people, my friend By Phillip Elliot AP
Published by DSNews 08/11/11 No. Mitt Romney could be
a belly-dancer, for all I care. Due to his ACTIONS, he will not be
getting my support.
Hopefully we will someday find out what he thinks about governing the country. I
would like to see some substantive distance between him and Perry or Bachmann.
When 2 or 3 people are in complete agreement, only one is needed. Would it not
be cheaper just to draw straws for the Republican candidate?
But can he organize a community?
It's just not fair that the media use their "stiff" camera filters
whenever he's on camera. I actually saw the cameramen changing their filters
before focusing in on Mitt during last week's debate.
'But can he organize a community?' - Carnak | 2:02 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011 Well... *'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President
Says' - By DEAN SCHABNER - ABC News - 05/01/2011 'Osama bin Laden,
hunted as the mastermind behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has
been killed, President Obama announced tonight.' I know he didn't
kill Osama Bin Laden. But Republicans claim that was George W.
Bush. From 2008.
Too many of us have the same impression of Romney. He is like that cardboard man
on the garage door commercial that we all made fun of. If the shoe
If you have to actually PROCLAIM that you aren't stiff, then chances are your
actions aren't getting the job done. And, as we all know, actions speak louder
than words. And even more absurd is the fact that has to be asserted in a major
publication. You can go around all day and tell anyone who wants to hear that
you aren't stiff and awkward, but if you then say things like, I saw the young
man over there with eggs Benedict, with hollandaise sauce, and I was going to
suggest to you that you serve your eggs with hollandaise sauce in hubcaps.
Because theres no plates like chrome for the hollandaise. (Washington Post, June
14th 2011) then you are defeating the purpose of telling everyone that you're
not stiff and awkward.
I'm not really sure if I'm a Romney supporter yet, but if you're trying to
pursuade me not to be by pointing out that he laid people off to make companies
profitable, suggested we let failing companies go bankrupt, or understands that
corporations are made up of real people, it's not going to work.He
seems like an intelligent guy who would make a competent leader. His
fip-slopping doesn't really bother me either, because it looks like his policy
positions have progressively improved over time. I like the fact that he is an
articulate speaker. I don't see the sense in holding his good looks against him.
I have been in the company of Mitt many times. He is very normal, engaging,
funny, down-to-earth ... he would be an excellent President for our country.
Dowd is the stiff & so is Jon Stewart, phony putup jobs..everything they do
is staged & they want to make fun of Mitt & Ann Romney? Good grief if
the voting population buy into their argument this country deserves to go down
the tubes. Let's see: a handsome couple who have raised their children to be
productive citzens a couple who have been loyal to each other & tried to
give as much as they could to the community & the best the Progressives can
come up with, Romney is stiff, robatic. Obama said they were going to attack
him personally. it has begun.
"Heaven forbid we elect a guy that has a little polish in his self-image, a
healthy family life, lives by time-tested traditional values""a handsome couple who have raised their children to be productive
citzens a couple who have been loyal to each other & tried to give as much
as they could to the community"Interesting, these descriptions
also sound very much like President Obama and his family. We might not like his
policies, but they have been a wonderful example of strong family life and
"Interesting, these descriptions also sound very much like President Obama
and his family. We might not like his policies, but they have been a wonderful
example of strong family life and values."Very true. We don't
hold it against President Obama, why should we hold it against Mitt Romney?
I don't hold that stuff against Romney, in fact I like that about him. I don't
like that he's pre-signing oaths against gays and letting his religion run his
decisions. I would consider leaving the country for 4-8 years if Romney gets
in, especially if he pushes the White Horse Prophecy on this country.Save the economy and strengthen the country I'm all for. Promote strong
families I'm all for. Denying rights because YOU don't believe in them is not
fair to the millions who do. Trying to make this country more aligned with YOUR
beliefs is not right, it should be the majority's beliefs.
I like Mitt as a candidate, but after every TV performance, I find myself
wishing he would relax and loosen up, a bit (I don't need news commentators to
tell me he comes across stiff, I can see it myself). His eyes are blinking
rapidly, like he is very uncomfortable, and I know that must put off some
would-be supporters. He needs to come across as the sincere, down-to-earth
person that he is, and even I can tell that he isn't pulling it off.However, other past candidates have shown undesireable traits on camera: Obama
looks smug and condescending, and Bush had a cocky, strutting gait, and some
expressions that weren't all that complimentary.The real thing
though, that I wish Romney would do, is to say more about changes he would make
other than the economy (which is his strong suit). Like: What would he do to
turn this nation around from its downward spiral into socialism? What would he
do to return us to our Constitutional moorings? What would he do to get us off
foreign oil and even onto alternative energy sources? Iraq & Afghanistan;
Iran, etc. They all need fixing!
"Stiffness" isn't much of a reason to oppose a candidate, and I'm sure
Mitt would make a great neighbor, assuming one could afford to could live in his
neighborhood. And it's nice if the president makes people comfortable, but good
decisions are what count. Right now, Mitt's decisions seem too much as though
they were checked out with the NAM or the Chamber of Commerce first. And no,
corporations are NOT people.
His decisions seem like they were checked out with the LDS at corporate level
too seeing as he pre-signed away gay rights to marriage even though the majority
of the country is okay with it. What's next? Pre-signing a cease to teaching
evolution for our youth?
I'm sure he's a pleasant chap. Probably not someone i'd like to sit around and
have a few beer with, but a nice chap. Votin' Obama.
Mitt Romney gets my vote. I believe he can and will turn this country around
fromthe disaster obama has created. 4 more years of obama will be soooo
disaterous and it amazes me that some people can't see that. obama makes no
decisions, he lies every time he opens his mouth!!!!!! If not Romney, Perry
one of those two hopefully will knock obama off the mountain.
I am comfortable the way I see Romney now. I know that we won't see a book, Sins
of My Father and Mother, or a rolled joint hanging out of his mouth. What we
have seen of Obama so far has been ugly and totally embarrassing for this
nation. Mitt Romney is a breath of fresh air.
Pagan,You've been brain-washed by the media, if all you do is quote
all of them. Please read about Mitt Romney and do your own research. Coming from
Utah yourself, what a shame!What do you think comprised of a
corporation? How do you think goods and services flow in this country? Who do
you think provides services to people?Come on now! Think!!! Of course,
corporations are made of people like you and I. Only stupid people who would
excoriate Mitt for comment like that. You have to do a lot of explaining in
order to be understood. I agree with Mitt Romney 100%! Corporations are made of
people. It wouldn't exist without people. Hello! Where do you think you get your
wages? Please don't demonize companies/corporations because without them, we'll
all be starving and homeless. The government can't feed us all. We have to work
in a corporation and get paid, in order to live. Get that!
I, too, am LDS, and let me say it's refreshing, as a voter, to know there are
some candidates who can have their bios read by my grade-school-age
grandchildren. That said, it does not follow that the former Governor will
receive my vote. Not because of his hair, lack of jokes, or other inane
externals, but because I don't agree with his platform as a candidate. Pure and
simple. Should his platform become something I feel comfortable with, and should
I feel that he is sincere about doing all he can to move it forward if elected,
perhaps I may change my mind. It is, after all my vote, and a secret ballot. No
one will--or should--ever know.
Mitt Romney is almost perfect. They can't find faults in him personally, so they
label him flip-flopper. Why are you hard on Mitt when most of the politicians
changed positions all the time? Look at Obama and the rest of the them, yet you
don't label them flip-flopper, do you?This flip-flopping thing is
kind of old. Why don't you do your research on the man and I'm sure you'll
change your mind. I did mine. Look at me! I'm not even a Mormon. I'm Catholic
and I have a lot of faith in Mitt Romney. He is the only out there who can turn
around this economy. You better start believing in him, otherwise, we are all in
the same boat. If this economy continues to nosedive, prepare to be laid-off and
homeless. Many people are being laid-off as we speak. Don't ever think that you
are safe. You better be on the side of who can fix our broken economy. Vote for
If you are not a Romney supporter now, you better be. Don't wait till your
wallet hurts because soon it will be. Not only your wallet hurts but your family
will be separated due to financial crisis. Don't wait till you lose your house,
your pets, your dignity, your friends, your health, and your sanity. We are on a
crisis right now. It is just a matter of time before anarchy sets in. If we
don't turn this economy around, we are all screwed! Even our life will be in
danger when it becomes survival of the fittest out there.You see,
this is no joke. This coming election, our choice is between life and death. It
is very important that we choose someone who can stop the bleeding. Our major
problem is the economy right now. Mitt Romney is the only one with smartness and
experience who can turn this thing around. He is a proven turn around king.
You're familiar with the olympic mismanagement scandal, right? He turned it
around and made our country proud. Add to this the state of MA. He saved MA from
financial disaster. Vote Mitt Romney!
The same charges of "stiffness" were launched against Al Gore. If the "stiffness" is reflected in an inability to relate to
people in lower socioeconomic classes, then it's a problem. But Mitt
is a huge disappointment. He's revealed ignorance at times, and of course, he
supports Republican economic policies. He's proven himself to be a chameleon
and therefore inauthentic on many issues--even going so far as joining the NRA
claiming he likes to hunt--squirrels(?) Will he be able to win the
primaries when Romneycare provides state funding for abortions?
Mitt Romney came to Utah prior to the Olympics of 2002. He took an organization
that was deeply in debt,had major problems with venues being finished, no
sponsers, etc and pulled it out. The Olympics made money, lots of money. In fact
enough that some of the venues received residuals for a few years later. Maybe
he can do that for the United States of America. For sure, he can't do any worse
than our present President. It appears that the Democratic Party will be stuck
running Obama in 2012 and this country CANNOT survive another 4 years like the
last 4 years.
@LValfre I'm a little tired of people blaming his LDS faith for his
decisions. Wouldn't any religious President follow the values he's been taught?
And by the way there are millions of non-LDS, even non Christians who are
against gay marriage, abortion, etc.
The only problem voting for Mitt is you never know which Mitt you're voting
for.Tax/Mass. Mitt?Olympics Mitt?DC Mitt?T-Party Mitt?The Mitt who served in the Military?Sorry, that's right. He did not serve in the Military.Trust fund
Mitt?East Coast elite Mitt?Corporate welfare Mitt?The point, of the election, was to get a different guy in the WHITE
House?The more things are supposed to change, the more they end up
staying the same.
Ahh is the poor young man having the same thing done to him that they did to Al
gore, Bob Dole, Kerry etc......
Mr. Romney will make a great president------and yes I do believe he will uphold
Obamacare. Our great country will keep the good parts and throw out the bad
in Obamacare and it will stay in tact. If states can do a better job with
healthcare, Mr. Obama has already said they can do their own thing.
As a convert to the church since 1975, I myself, sometimes to this day, still
feel somewhat put off by certain members of the church who appear so
"perfect", because they strive to keep up the Father Knows Best
appearance. Let's face it, most of us don't look like Ward Cleaver and Donna
Reed.However, if you have a long LDS family tradition of this, then it
seems normal.To the comedians and public at large, (including myself), it
appears otherwise.That's just a fact, that I find many people in the
church, particularly in Utah, as well as others outside of the state, with that
long LDS tradition, manage to maintain.It's not a bad thing. It's just a
I have always said if the people who are unsure of Mitt could actually meet him
the chances of him earning their vote would increase ten-fold. In my experiences
of engaging with Mitt and his family they are incredibly cordial, personable and
genuine. He is actually a pretty funny guy, hes not afraid to crack a joke or
tell a story if the occasion permits. Mitt Romney is a man of
Integrity and anybody who has actually met him on a personal basis would have a
hard time saying that isn't true.
@SUNNY ALL DAY Saint George, UTThe only problem voting for Mitt is you
never know which Mitt you're voting for.Tax/Mass. Mitt?Olympics
Mitt?DC Mitt?T-Party Mitt?The Mitt who served in the
Military?Sorry, that's right. He did not serve in the Military.Trust
fund Mitt?East Coast elite Mitt?Corporate welfare Mitt?The point, of the election, was to get a different guy in the WHITE House?The more things are supposed to change, the more they end up staying the
same.____________________BO: just a community organizer BO: communist/socialistBO: Muslim in Christian clothingBO:
verbally shuns intelligent/"rich" people but vacations with
"them"BO: never had a real job, met a payroll, managed
anythingBO: never served in military BO: degrades the US at home and
abroadBO: bows to foreign leadersBO: hobnobs with Chicago eliteBO: talks but does nothingBO: promotes cradle to grave entitlementsBO: won't release college infoBO: collegiate peers never met himBO: surrounds himself with radicalsBO: abstained from many Senate
votesBO: added trillions to debtSome people never will change.
NEXT election: get someone DIFFERENT in White House!