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Sun Sep 9, 2012, 08:47 AM

Where is Romney today?

He takes a lot of breaks from the campaign, leaving Ryan to do the pitch.

I question Romney's physical ability to serve. The Presidency is a very demanding position. Is Romney able to do the job?

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liberal N proud Sep 2012 OP
greatauntoftriplets Sep 2012 #1
spanone Sep 2012 #2
madokie Sep 2012 #3
ewagner Sep 2012 #4
BlueStreak Sep 2012 #12
sofa king Sep 2012 #5
BumRushDaShow Sep 2012 #7
TheCowsCameHome Sep 2012 #6
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #8
C_U_L8R Sep 2012 #9
malaise Sep 2012 #10
CanonRay Sep 2012 #11

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 08:50 AM

1. And a lot of his campaigning seems to be done in New Hampshire....

close to his summer home and a state that he likely doesn't have a chance of winning.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 08:56 AM

2. i question his intellectual ability to serve.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 08:57 AM

3. Personally I don't give two shits as he is not going to win this race

If they steal it for him then I'll be pissed like most good democratic party people will. I think that if the pukes know whats good for them they won't even try as the mighty hand of the man will strike them down. What I mean by that is the average Joe's, like myself whose straw hasn't been broken yet just might have it broken finally and go to the streets in numbers worthy of a change of laws to correct this graft and greed that has invaded our government. If they're smart that is, not so sure they are smart enough to not try this thievery though.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 08:59 AM

4. No...it's CEO behavior

...campaigning is delegated to his "people"..

Need attack ads run in battleground states? Your "people" will take care of it


The CEO's time is reserved for high-level strategy talks in "quiet rooms"

And his "people" report their progress back to him.

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Response to ewagner (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:59 AM

12. That's exactly right. Plus, he's been running for, what, 6 years solid?

At this point, I think he figures it is a lost cause. It is the same thought process that McCain had. He knew he was losing, so he tried a "Hail Mary" pass with Palin. That looked good for a bout 48 hours until she started to open her mouth. Not long after that, he suspended his campaign when the Bush meltdown hit its peak. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he thought this was the right and honorable thing to do in light of that crisis. But he also knew it was a lost cause by that point.

Same deal with Romney -- just a month earlier. He saw a small number of undecideds and didn't think he could make up that ground without a high-risk move. Instead of a safe candidate like Pawlenty or a candidate like Rubio that might help is a must-win state, he picked the highest risk running-mate he possibly could. I don't think that was smart on any level, but he evidently thought it was his best chance to Etch-a-Sketch the race. But it was only about 3 days before he realized that instead of shaking up the race, Ryan was a big net negative. Too bad they don't let you take back your VP choice.

Then the convention. It couldn't have been much worse. "His people" really screwed over Ron Paul. Big mistake there. And then the nation was treated to the angry, frothing, hysterical cast of speakers. What would it take to get a genuine smile from anybody at the RNC? I don't see how Romney could have missed the fact that almost every speaker was jockeying for position in 2016, and most wouldn't even have mentioned Romney's name at all if their speeches hadn't been vetted. And then there was Clint Eastwood.

Romney isn't completely stupid. He must have known the convention was a disaster. He didn't even bother to campaign the following week. If his people told him "Don't worry, the country is so divided now, neither party will get the traditional 'convention bounce'," by now he has figured out the RNC was a new loss and the DNC got a big bounce.

So why campaign? When you plane isn't broken, you are drawing 500 people at the same time Obama is drawing 10,000. Campaigning just reinforces that lopsided enthusiasm gap. So you hunker down and see if the remaining advertising money will do anything for you. And you wait for the last chance for a change: the debates.

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When he destroyed all those companies at Bain, how many times was Romney man enough to come face the employees eye to eye to deliver the news?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 08:59 AM

5. He is in the middle of telling a lie.

No matter where he is.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:06 AM

7. Bingo!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:04 AM

6. A little primer for those who don't know.

When Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he spent more time away (usally at his New Hampshire lakefront mansion) than he did in Boston. The last two years of his term he was seldom in-state, at all.

I seriously doubt he could serve as president, given the fact he seems to be unable to go more than a few consecutive days without taking a break from his elected duties.

Mitt Romney is unfit to be president on that basis alone, IMHO.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:13 AM

8. It must be laundry day



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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:14 AM

9. Romney may know he's going to lose

Apparently he's just phoning it in
and going through the motions.
He may throw more money at it
but I doubt he'll do the real work
required to win.

That said.... GOTFnV !!!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:16 AM

10. Lying on Meet the Presstitutes

calling the Democratic Party Democrat Party and spewing the usual rubbish

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:31 AM

11. He's following the Calvin Coolidge model of campaigning

sitting on his New Hampshire front porch.

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