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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:30 AM

Romney Cracks On the Late Ted Kennedy

"I didn't beat Ted Kennedy but I made him take a mortgage out on his house!"

Romney again references how Ted Kennedy had to take out a mortgage on his house to beat him http://t.co/tSexy7Sz #FLDebate
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10:39 PM – 01/23/2012
What A Thrill
TheFix @ TheFix : "What a great thrill that was." -- Mitt on running against Ted Kennedy. #fldebate


from WaPo blog:

Mitt Romney responds with a reference to his record as Massachusetts governor as well as his 1994 Senate bid against then-Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).

“What a great thrill that was,” Romney says. “I didn’t beat him, but he had to take a mortgage out on his house to defeat me.”

It’s a line that Romney has said in previous debates, but one that – given the now-heightened scrutiny on his finances – could come back to haunt him.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:36 AM

1. Those who speak ill of the dead do not deserve to be spoken well of.

And generally can't be trusted.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:37 AM

2. Sure hope it will hurt him, but

may be one of those details only DUers and some also interested Dems notice.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:44 AM

6. Edward Kennedy

. . . touched a lot of lives with his record legislative accomplishments in the areas of Health, Labor, Workplace Safety, Health Care, and Hunger.

He's remembered by more than DUers and 'interested Dems. Ronmey's treading recklessly and callously over sacred ground.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:37 AM

3. The phrase "Not fit to shine Kennedy's shoes" comes to mind

 

Rec

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:41 AM

4. Yes

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:42 AM

5. I don't see the big deal here

 

I was expecting something like 'good riddance he's dead' here. Instead it's some bullshit about how he gave Kennedy a run for his money. That may be true or it may be false. I don't know enough about the race to say either way. But I don't think it's a big deal. It's just your normal grandstanding. it's essentially Romney saying: 'I took on a dynasty and like, came close to being a real challenger. Look at me!'

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Response to RZM (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:46 AM

7. it's not a big deal

. . .just some creep leveraging his cynical politics on the memory of one of our party's most respected icons.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:55 AM

9. Yes, but that icon is part of Romney's history and he can reference it

 

He got his ass kicked, as would be expected in a race between a loser like Romney and a lion like Ted Kennedy. But I don't think he did anything wrong. After all, he is referencing him losing.

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Response to RZM (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:07 AM

16. The bigger deal is he took pleasure in the fact that

he made a man who didn't have much, borrow money just to keep up with his millions. Not sure why he thinks that is some kind of accomplishment. It just shows just how out of touch he truly is.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:47 AM

8. "I didn't beat him..."

Says the soon-to-be loser of another presidential election.

Face it Romney, you'll forever be the bridesmaid; never the bride. In fact, your party would rather have someone that's had three brides over you.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:00 AM

10. If there is footage of this, Romney is toast.

Plain and simple

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:01 AM

11. Two gaffes:(1) Ridiculing someone who is deceased but lived to help the poor & disadvantaged

and (2) calling it a "thrill" that someone had to mortgage his home at a time when foreclosures are happening too often.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:06 AM

12. Shhh, it points out what an ass Mitt is. Let him do it.

Because Kennedy is dead.
And paybacks are a bitch.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:14 AM

13. It point to what an elitist he is. n/t

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:11 AM

19. Exactly right!

Once again the jackass inadvertently makes our point for us. His bragging about how he made Ted Kennedy mortgage his own house, while he, Mr. Moneybags, was able to piss away piles of his own money and still have lots more left over, shows just how fouled up our electoral system is. Just like his tax release battle is showing how messed up and unequal our tax system is. Thanks, Mitt! Keep up the good work!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:14 AM

14. Wilard is not only not fit to shine Ted Kennedy's shoes

but he isn't fit to kiss his ass either. The quote points out a serious problem though. As a former liberal US Congressional candidate myself...it was virtually impossible to beat the incumbant. He spent 796K to my 58K I got 43% percent of the vote. Just suppose, that we had election financing and strict limits...might have been an even race? If I was Willard I wouldn't be bragging about how some one had to mortgage their home inorder to participate in serving our national political discussion.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:39 AM

15. The appropriate response

Governor, I served with Ted Kennedy, I knew Ted Kennedy, Ted Kennedy was a friend of mine. Governor, you're no Ted Kennedy

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:32 AM

17. It was the same kind of pleasure he took in showing up Perry about the $10,000 bet...

little Richie Rich smirking "I have money and you don't"! And then he wonders why NO ONE likes him, get over yourself Willard, the rest of have.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:41 AM

18. That line should haunt him forever! Fucking prick!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:19 AM

20. "I had more money than a Kennedy and still couldn't beat him"

That, at least, is how it sounded to my wife.

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