This Deseret News article is trying to brace it's readers for the facts to be
revealed about Santorum's record in the Senate. His record is dissonant with
the image of conservatism that he has, up to this point, been able to hide
behind. It is not Romney that dismantles his so called conservative
opponents. It is their voting records for big governmant programs during their
stay in Washington that breaks them into pieces.
Now why would Romney be in danger in Michigan and beyond, oh I forgot, he's no
Ike Eisenhower that got rid of all the illegals, nor will he ever be. The best
Republican President since the 50's and all Eisenhower gets as general and
president would be represented in stone on a smaller scale?. In the park, a
statue of "Ike" as a boy would seem to marvel at what would become of
his life. That will inspire us by Eisenhower's greatness?. The Grand Old
Party has been going against the Constitution since the
ReaganBushClintonBush-villes economics started with Reagan, with deregulated for
kickbacks for the Koch Brothers and Grover Norquist, in their "Field Of
Dreams," (of corn and sugar cane), with more corruption, and "crony
capitalism." I guess us consumers like being forced to use this garbage
ethanol fuel and live with all the damage and problems. It's time to tax the 1
percent and shut down all off shore tax safe-havens. Let Bush Celebrate Saddam
Capture. The GOP are done in 2012. They'll see this at the polls. Blame this
on your liberal icon Reagan.
The Mitt just doesn't seem to be able to "connect" with the common
man. Rumor is running strong that he may lose Maine also tomorrow, a place
where he's always run strong. Are the wheels coming off?
I don't think Romney even knows what he believes anymore. He seems to believe
whatever the audience in front of him wants to hear.
One of Romney's biggest battles is that despite being a turnaround specialist
with every single endeavor he faces - by implementing free-market principles -
every media outlet in the country repeatedly reinforces a false belief that he
is not conservative, and always refers to his competition as the
"conservative alternative" to Romney. The guy said he
would repeal or give waivers for Obamacare, would serve as a pro-life President,
and will not raise taxes. What exact purity do they require? Every candidate
has some non-conservative elements of his past. If Romney loses, I think it
will be primarily because he has allowed the media and his opponents to
establish and perpetuate the narrative, without direct challenge.
It seems to me that the Republicans have cooked the goose of whom ever they
choose to run against the President. They have been the party of no for so long
that much of the public is turned off. To add to that they are so fractured and
the fight is taking so ling and there is so much blood spilt that the party
probably will not gather around whom ever wins. It is either Romney is not
conservative enough or one of the many that win here and there are too
conservative. Or they have too much baggage. I expect and have expressed my
opinion many times that the Republicans can not win this time around.
One cannot even say that Romney is a good actor. He simply appears annoyed and
insincere in the majority of his speeches. He comes across with a "why
can't all this minutia be over with so I can be inaugurated President".
Sadly, Romney's behavior tends to remind one of Donald Trump and his goals. Mitt
has everything else money can buy.....but the US Presidency.Watch Mitt as
daily his frustration appears to increase.
It seems like we are going in cycles here. Romney dominates and the news is
full of articles about his ability to organize and run a smooth campaign and how
he has all but wrapped up the nomination. Then he loses a primary and all of a
sudden, he is in big trouble. And then the challenger loses momentum after a
few days. My guess is that the media is more interested in selling news than
Let the tea party conservative "purists" go ahead and reject Romney in
favor of no-compromise Santorum, and watch Obama roll to easy victory in the
next election. This country doesn't need flag-waving "patriots" who
think they're back in Concord, Massachusetts, but a smart, free-enterprise
candidate who can reach across the aisle and consolidate the Democrats and
Republicans and break the pathetic congressional stalemate that adversely
affects us all.
The GOP wants a candidate who can throw a tantrum at the drop of a hat OR who
has charm and charisma----Mr. Romney can do neither. It appears the GOP does
not like Mr. Obama, but they would rather have him re-elected than have one of
their own be victorious.
Let's see....Michigan,DetroitAutomobile IndustryUnions Workers"Let them fail" ~ Mitt RomneyElect me, I have Millions in the Cayman Islands.Mitt has no one
else but Mitt to blame.
So Romney is having trouble getting conservative Republicans to back him in the
primary, eh?Gee, maybe if the mainstream media portrayed him
ACCURATELY and HONESTLY he wouldn't have this problem.I'll be blunt:
it makes me want to throw up when I see how the treasonist mainstream media
relentlessly portrays Romney: "plastic", "fake",
"inauthentic", "corporate pirate", "tax dodger",
"out of touch", "liberal", "uncaring". Did I miss
anything?Is Romney perfect? Of course not. But I can guarantee you
that he's nowhere near the dweeb the treasonist media portrays him as.
A Guy With a Brain: I agree with your thinking. Thank you for your remarks!The Main Stream Media (including DN who published this) try continually
to tell us what and how we should think about Mitt Romney. I listened to his
cpac speech, and I thought it was great, inspiring. I think Mitt would make a
great President of the United States. He's got all the credentials to do a great
job. He is the complete antithesis of BHO who had no experience and only hype
which he called "hope". I am deeply annoyed by the Darth
Vader remark. How cruel and insensitive a comparison to a really good, honorable
man. Will we allow the liberal press determine this year's election? I say,
"NO!" Look to God, seek his guidance not that of men. We need to save
this country from economic ruin, and Mitt Romney has the knowhow to turn things
around and help bring stability and strength back to this country. We must not
continue to be fooled by slick reporters and politicians anymore. Please stand
up to this, turn to God, and help save our great country! Go Mitt
You know all of you who put nasty things on here because you must watch Fox news
and listen to Rush and Hannity. I am sorry but I have a lot of faith in Mitt
Romney and he will turn this thing around. He knocked the ball out of the ball
park today with his speech at CPA and even got a few standing Ovations as well.
So it is not over that is for sure.
I truly wish Romney could win, but Noonan hits the nail on the Noonan is looking
for passion and purpose: A particular problem is that he betrays little
indignation at any of our problems and their causes. He's always sunny,
pleasant, untouched by anger. This leaves people thinking, 'Excuse me, but we
are in crisis. Financially and culturally we fear our country is going down the
drain. This guy doesn't seem to be feeling it..." Where is the indignation
and evidence he will truly take on the left?
Noonan nailed it. "Romney as better at dismantling than at mantling."
I like his economic credentials but his plans and policies are worthless if he
can't get elected. Romney's inability to connect with people (and I don't mean
the far right wingnuts) could well cost him the nomination and, if he clears
that hurdle, will almost certainly cost him the general election.
He (Romney) would have been better suited to be a cadidate on the Democrat
Primary And I really think he could beat Pres. Obama there. He has a record in
MA. Why are so many people still convinced he is somehow a conservative or a
I support Romney say over the other three R candidates. However, Romney had
never won over anyone. His candidacy was always a paper tiger at best. He was
always vulnerable.I think Santorum's poor performances in Florida
and SC and Nevada actually helped him. He kept a low profile and concentrated
his forces in CO, Misouri and Minnesota. Meanwhile Gingrich was torn apart by
Romney's machine and basically by Newt himself. As for Ron Paul, he's a
non-factor now, later a factor surely. But as this happened Romney hurt himself.
And by flying under the radar for a few states and letting Romney look like a
bully and out-of-touch mega- rich person, and letting Gingrich's own candidacy
unravel (with plenty of help) he has emerged as the new "conservative"
candidate and the alternative to Romney.I think Romney is in
trouble. Santorum, unlike Newt, has the looks. He isn't quite as grating. But
sooner or later people will find out about him and why he lost his last
Senatorial election by 18 points. There are significant reasons for that. He
can't hide out forever and I think nominating Santorum will lose the R's the
I keep reading on these comments that the "liberal" media is tearing
Mitt Romney apart. Perhaps you all should take a closer look at Fox news and
Rush & Hannity. Fox news is doing Romney no favors, the other mainstream
media are much more balanced in their reporting.
A Guy...So, people who don't agree with me or vote like I vote, are
"TREASONIST"?byualum"...The Main Stream
Media (including DN who published this) try continually to tell us what and how
we should think about Mitt Romney...".There is some crossover
between OPINION and NEWS, at the DN, as well as most other "media".Positioning the DN as "Liberal Press", might be "a bridge
I agree with SLMG--the real Romney enemies are from "within".
I think folks it's time to face the music. That music is.....that America has
become fat, lazy, and a society where people no longer want to think for
themselves. There's no one on this blog that convince me that Obama should even
have a chance at relection.....so why does he? Because most Americans anymore
want to sit on their duffs and get a handout. And what's worse, they expect hard
working, rich Americans to pay for it. This has been a plan put forth by the
left years ago. The reason it hasn't worked until now is because you have to go
through generations of people before anyone who ever resembles what America
stands for is gone. Look at our schools, in a recent national poll, 77% of kids
in high school believe that America gained it's independence in the cival
war....Unbelievable!!! And we wonder what's happened. We are continually
bombarded with policies that make evil seem good, and good seem evil. We're in
trouble folks. But I know how this ends, so does many people. I'm greatful for a
living God who will teach the inhabitants of the earth what happens when we
forget him. I'll gaurentee you this....it's not a pretty ending for most. Call
me a religious zealot or a kook all you want.....it's not going to change these
facts. And while we're on facts....what makes a normal persons thinking tell him
that he's entitled to the hard work and efforts of others. Get off the sofa and
carve out a niche in our society for yourself.
per LDS Liberal 10:15 p.m. Feb. 10, 2012Thanks. I was thinking the
same thing and wondering how this will play in Mitty's 'home' state?per A Guy With A Brain 10:51 p.m. Feb. 10, 2012The truth hurts!!?
I fail to see how any of the descriptions you cite aren't in the ball park. Though, calling Williard a pirate is unfair to Blackbeard, Jack Sparrow,
Captain Morgan, etc... they all had personalities. Further, Buccaneers preferred
Jamaica to the Caymans.VC firms are nothing more than House flippers
on a grander scale.p.s. you did miss one crucial adjective...
re: BYUalum 12:13 a.m. Feb. 11, 2012South Jordan, UTA Guy With a
Brain: I agree with your thinking. Thank you for your remarks!The
Main Stream Media (including DN who published this) try continually to tell us
what and how we should think about Mitt Romney. I listened to his cpac speech,
and I thought it was great, inspiring. I think Mitt would make a great President
of the United States. He's got all the credentials to do a great job. He is the
complete antithesis of BHO who had no experience and only hype which he called
"hope". "I am deeply annoyed by the Darth Vader
remark." I'm sure George Lucas is too; DV was interesting &
charismatic. "Look to God, seek his guidance not that of men...
We need to save this country from economic ruin, and Mitt Romney has the knowhow
to turn things around and help bring stability and strength back to this
country. We must not continue to be fooled by slick reporters and politicians
anymore. Please stand up to this, turn to God, and help save our great
country!"Mitt is yet another yahoo w/ an Ivy League sheepskin
which makes him no different than the rest of Wall St & DC who have pushed
this county to the brink.What is Mitt supposed to do have Bain
payoff China, get us in economic shape, then turn around and sell us to the
highest bidder? "Go Mitt Romney!" Where?
The quotes Eric provides in this article underscores the reason the founding
fathers insisted the United States of America not be a democracy, but a
republic. It's for these reasons the Seventeenth Amendment is so horribly bad,
it eviscerates the states and eliminates an element in government that refuses
to vote on "passion" "emotion". If voters are making their
decisions on passion, emotion and fluff, then Obama is your guy, now and
forever. Obviously, that stuff does not make good presidents.