I don't know why she and Mitt were surprised they lost. The polls were
The RealClearPolitics average of polls just before the election showed President
Obama with a lead of less than one percent, and Romney was ahead in several
polls, including Gallup. The Romneys' surprise doesn't
strike me as irrational.
"...wanting to do for a very long time, which is ride (horses) a lot, and
compete a lot ,and showing a lot"Well, everyone needs a career.
It's just that for most of us, that involves buckling down and going to
work everyday instead of pursuing expensive upper crust hobbies. I'm not going to defend much of what our current White House occupant has
done, but this misty-eyed pining for the world that would have been under the
Romney presidency is ridiculous. Like a school girl with a crush, they are
making up a fantasy that would never play out in reality. I guarantee you Ann
and the Romney supporters badly overestimate how effective Romney would be in
the White House and how useful his policies would have actually been if they
were implemented. I'm glad you wanted to serve, Mrs. Romney,
but the low, low capital gains tax your husband enjoys and his semi-retired
status pretty much guarantee you have the time and money to be effective
Cripes! Another try at thrusting the Romneys down everyone's throats!
What do we have to do to get a break from them? They lost, for Pete's sake
-- thank God they did -- and it is now time for them to do what so many
politicians have done, and retire gracefully from public view.Romneys -- give us a break -- go away.
It's sad to see individuals get on these boards and really add nothing to
the dialogue, just cheap shots at the Romneys.Their service and
their work and their sacrifice will stand, while the carping critics will just
find themselves frustrated.
@Furry1993The Romneys are wonderful people that have done a lot of
good. Just do what liberals say about all the sex and violence that are shoved
down our throats everyday in music, movies and television. Turn it off,
don't watch, don't read. Obviously people are interested or CBS
wouldn't air it. They are about ratings like every TV station. It's a shame Romney wasn't elected. He's one of the most
uniquely qualified candidates the country has ever had with his combination of
business, government, and non-profit experience. We'd be headed toward
significant budget improvement, less government, laying the foundation of a
great economy and repealing Obamacare, one of the worst pieces of legislation
that's ever been passed in the history of our country. If you don't
believe that, talk to business owners, employees whose premiums are going up
because of Obamacare taxes, unions that have either opted out or are trying to
get exceptions. Google the impact of Obamacare and lots of article come up with
specifics on how everyone will pay more, some close to 50% more.
Re:DanielLeifkerYou are incorrect.In the week of the
election, Real Clear Politics was showing Obama with a 3.9% lead. Only two
polls had Romney leading--and only by 1%--Gallup and Rasmussen. All the other
polls had Obama leading.As for me, i thought it was too close to
call, and didn't understand the overall confidence of Republicans that
Romney would prevail. As it turned out--Republicans were over-confident,
no doubt led by their media pundits.
Re:DanielLeifkerBig correctionReal Clear Politics had
Obama leading by .7%But Rasmussen and Gallup were the only two polls
showing Romney ahead.
Ann Romney is an example of real class. Better than someone who once stated
"For the first time in my life I'm glad to be an American". May God
bless you Ann Romney.
It's truly sad to see what has happend to mankind. All the hate is all for
nothing. I'm not innocent either. I've spoken I'll words towards
people I didn't agree with. I'm done with that life.
What good would Romneys knowledge and experience do in the White House?The GOP base has all the answers already and any deviation would not be
And under obama life is terrific. Wannabes and takers love to criticize
successful people. It like obama is rubbing off on some.
I just have to laugh at all the people from the left that hurry and get on here
and start pointing fingers at Mitt and his wife. It must be a"left"
thing to keep pointing and making things up regarding the right when their own
party is screwing up this country mor and more. They keep deflecting things
trying not to bring any attention to their party and their scams and lies. They
keep thinking that if they can keep blaming and pointing at the right, the we
will somehow forget how incompetent their party really is. The past few weeks is
just the tip of the iceberg of how truely ignorant this administration really
is. There is none so blind as those who will not see.
So many of the people that post on here want to blame the Liberal/Left/Democrats
for the countries problems. Then we have the Conservaties/Right/Republicans
that want to blame Obama for all of the countries problems. Both sides forget
about the Independents/Middle/Citizens that are actually the majority and are
the people that actually decide who will run the country.It is easy
to blame the government regardless of who holds the office and forget that we
the citizens of our beloved country actually have a lot to do with the health of
our country by our every day actions.No matter what is promised on
the campaign trail it never turns out the way we will all be happy with or even
what the person elected will be happy with. Circumstances change from day to
day in the world and that plays on our country. The USA is the leader of the
world and believe me it is judged by the world with so many more opinions that
you will never read here. We need to open our hearts and minds and support who
ever is elected to run our government. The world is watching!
@Eddie 1:47 p.m. June 1, 2013I'm a true conservative (aka
moderate) long-term Republican and a Latter-Day Saint. I not only want my
country to do well, I want it to do good. It would have neither with Romney in
the White House. You are right that there are some who will not see -- the
peoplle on the right to fail to see exactly what a hypocrite, and how truly bad,
Romney really is. Thank God he lost.
Deep down, the reason Romney lost was that people didn't want a replay of
Bush, the most disastrous president in my memory. And that's exactly what
we would have gotten--more leeway for Wall Street to nail us and more stupid
wars--probably in Iran or Syria by now.
If it wasn't for all her money Ann would just be another nobody, so what
is it about people's money that makes them worth listening to.
There's an obvious bitterness and jealousy in some of these comments from
those resenting the Romneys for their success. "Go away", because they
had one huge setback? I was taught that to succeed, a person just had to get up
one more time than getting knocked down.We need successful people to keep
trying to sustain and improve America, regardless if we agree with their
opinions or not. That includes the Romneys. Keep it up, Mitt and Ann, America
needs your voices.