The factor that beats Romney will be self inflicted. With the economy in
shambles Mr. Obama should be 15 points behind.
Remember when Obama said that rural Americans had to choose between their guns
and Religion? Did it harm his chances?Pitting the elderly and
against young families is low. There are plenty of other
entitlements that could be talked about, but are ignored. Business entitlements,
illegal immigration/cheap taxpayer subsidized labor/multiple organizations doing
the same thing, etc. We need a house cleaner, not someone that adds
to the mess.
He is lacking in community organising experience.
I think that Mitt should not listen so much to all the various voices telling
him to do this or do that, or this way or that way. He is a smart guy, and even
though public speaking seems to be a weak area for him, and he continually puts
his foot in his mouth, I still think he would do well to follow his own
instincts on his campaign. His campaign started out much more positive and
issue-oriented than it has become. I am tired of all the finger-pointing on all
sides of the campaigns. I want to know what Mitt plans to do, in as concrete
terms as possible at this point, and I'm sure others would want to know the
same thing.He needs to be definite, precise, tactful, careful to not
offend various voting groups while still getting his message across. He should
approach this like he would a business that is in trouble, and plan and organize
his campaign accordingly. It is painful to watch him continually shoot himself
in the foot when I know he is more capable than this.
The only reason that it appears that Romney has made any "gaffes" is
because of the media. The Dominant Liberal Establishment Media is looking for
anything it can to make Mitt look bad. President Obama is not that good of a
speaker without a prompter, but you would't know it from the media. They
did the same thing to Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Anything a conservative says
is downplayed or labeled "kooky." Clint Eastwood did an excellent
"off the cuff" performance at the RNC, but all we hear about is how
"crazy" he sounded. No credit was given for the memorization, or
performance. Bill Clinton is a master speaker, and can work any crowd with
ease, but with Clinton is on board with all the left wing causes.
Re: "Romney running a 'depressingly inept' presidential
campaign"So, that's it? Liberals believe they can
"DanQuayle" their way through this election? Examining this obvious,
disingenuous little liberal ploy, the term "one-trick pony" springs to
mind.But, it won't work, this time. To few people even watch
the "mainstream" media, and there are just too many media outlets
liberals don't control.And WAY too many people who don't
care how a candidate spells "potatoe" since there are real, critical,
even existential issues to worry about in this election.
"The only reason that it appears that Romney has made any "gaffes"
is because of the media."Ah, yes. When all else fails, blame
the media. You may want to look a bit closer. Last I checked, these
folks were not part of the "Dominant Liberal establishment Media""But that shouldn't blind us to the fact that Romney's
comments, like those of Obama four years ago, are stupid and arrogant."
Bill Kristol"On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal’s
editorial board slammed Romney for being too vague on his health care policy
proposals"Laura Ingraham said, "If you can't beat
Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party. Shut it down. Start
new, with new people."
I've often wondered if folks like David Brooks, Chris Matthews, etc. are
PAID by the Democratic National Committee?If not; WHY not?All they do is spout the Democrats' talking points.
@Mark, procuradorfiscal, fitness freak wow you talk about playing
the victim. The only bias Romney is a victim of is his own.
Nice article in the New York Times by the moderate conservative Brooks. How on earth can anyone expect Mitt to run the entire country, when he can
barely pull off a convention, and his campaign has been a mini disaster?
Are David Brooks, Bill Kristol, and Peggy Noonan sudden supporters of Barack
Obama? To listen to the conservative defenders of the faith in this thread, one
would have thought they had jumped ship and joined the Liberal Left after their
criticism of Mitt Romney.Now we know that deep down, Romney agrees
with Paul Ryan and considers anyone living off the federal government,
particularly retired people collecting social security and receiving medicare,
are moochers and parasitic ne're do wells taking advantage of those
exemplars of American values who can afford $50K fund raising dinners for the
Republican candidate. The only problem is that many in the 47% mooch category
are people who will vote, regardless of how they may be insulted, for him. One
must only accept that they do not mind the mistreatment as long as it is a
Republican shooting from the hip.
Or one could say the United States has spent too much on wasteful and
Inept campaign by an inept candidate. Hmmm. Wouldn't one think that would
translate into an inept President should he be elected?So far:Mitt's foreign policy: ineptMitt's national policy:
unknown ("trust me" isn't a policy, sorry Mitt)Mitt's
public relations: ineptMitt's religion: the ONLY thing we really know
Quoting David Brooks as a basis for the DN opinion insures immediate lack of
credibilityObama lies about Libya being premeditated - shifting the
focus to to a media manufactured Romney gaffIs that the Deseret
New's idea of a competent campaign? Because it is my idea of a
fundamentally evil campaign.
But..there have been some great, unforgettable moments!The public service
segment of the Republican Convention ....Clint Eastwood sharing knowledge no one
expected!Clint provided information that will be passed down from parents
to their children for generations to come.A chair can provide safety in
times of anger and violence.Educators, Psychologists, Psychiatrists,
social service agencies, families, and multitudes of citizens will remember
this.Society has now learned that when becoming angry, frustrated, or
violent, one only need to grab the nearest lightweight chair. One can then
"take it all out" on that chair. No more worries about loved
one's feelings being destroyed, no more violent attacks on one another.
Hopefully, deaths will be averted, as well.Besides Clint's theatrical
talents, he will now be revered in our society for helping his fellow men.Thank you, Republican Conventions planners, for including this public service
Personally -- I felt the Clint Eastwood / empty chair routine was
symbolic of the modern Conservative movement.An angry old white guy,
Blaming an imaginary Harvey Rabbit that only he can see, While the
rest of us either nod our heads in agreement, or shake them in embarassment for
him.No differnet than listening to AM radio...
Wasn't this the very same Mitt Romney who bragged about firing those who he
said were inept?
For the Romney true believers, he can do no wrong. They insist his is
misunderstood by the 47% of the public who will vote for Barack Obama because
they are "moochers and irrespondible ne're do wells" who refuse to
take control of their lives. It doesn't matter that the vast majority of
these ingrates have worked all their lives and now, retired, enjoy they system
they paid into during those years.Nobody likes a free-loader. But
the Romney true believers especially don't like anyone they feel they are
having to support, especially retirees, poor people, the infirm and handicapped
who are not still working. They want a return to the workhouse policies where
those who needed help were forced to work at menial jobs until they died.For people who have benefitted significantly from the work of others,
these Romney true believers have given new meaning to the definition of
"selfish". They want government to provide for them, to help them in
their own success, but complain bitterly if they are asked for something in
return. Yet, they refuse to see that aspect of being a "free-loader"
that they enjoy in our society.
"Inept campaign." Don't blame the independent press. The liberal
media has been saying this, yes. And the conservativve media has been denying
it as much as it can. But conservative pundits writing for a conservative
audience, including David Brooks, Bill Kristol, and Peggy Noonan have called it
Part of Romney's problem is that he has backed himself into a very tight
right wing corner. The other is that he is a plutocrat, mostly interested in
retaining or improving his class conscience federal tax advantages. (see the
Ryan Romney plan to eliminate the capital gains tax)This gaps and
misteps are hurting my not nearly as much as his publically and privately stated
policys and views toward the American electorate.
"In 1980, about 30 percent of Americans received some form of government
benefits. Today, as Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute has
pointed out, "about 49 percent do".------The
proper way to reverse this is to distribute income properly in the first place.
A society where 1% of the population takes 1/3 of all income is not a society
with proper distrubiton. A society where the average CEO of a company takes 500
times what their workers do is not proper distribution of income.Since 1980, this has gotten worse. If we are going to talk about one side of
the coin, lets not forget the other side of the coin. It is not proper to
dispose of one side of the coin without also disposing the other side. Once
income is distributed properly in the first place, the governmental need to
redistribute income will be reduced.