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Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:10 PM

Romney Admits Mistakes as Michigan Votes in Crucial Primary

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Mitt Romney, confronted by polls showing him in danger of losing his home state of Michigan in Tuesday’s Republican primary, accepted personal blame for his inability to emerge as the decisive favorite in his party’s nomination fight, but said that he was unwilling “to light my hair on fire” to win.

After a bruising week in which he drew unwanted attention to his wealth, by declaring that his wife owned two Cadillacs and that he was friends with Nascar team owners, Mr. Romney said he had made “some mistakes,” acknowledging that those off-the-cuff comments had damaged his campaign.

He said he was determined to correct course as he prepared for a dozen crucial contests on March 6, Super Tuesday.

“I’m trying to do better and work harder and make sure that we get our message across,” Mr. Romney said, emphasizing that he faulted himself, not his campaign staff, for the setbacks.

full: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/us/politics/romney-admits-mistakes-as-michigan-votes-in-crucial-primary.html

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Reply Romney Admits Mistakes as Michigan Votes in Crucial Primary (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2012 OP
Liberal Veteran Feb 2012 #1
Doc Holliday Feb 2012 #2
Jester Messiah Feb 2012 #3
SeattleVet Feb 2012 #4
Liberal Veteran Feb 2012 #5
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Angry Dragon Feb 2012 #7
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:16 PM

1. "Or as we say in the Romney household, 'My Badly. You madly, brother?" -nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:16 PM

2. Amazing.

This translates into: He needs to dumb down his message, and figure out how to make himself appear more like one of the unwashed masses.

"Gee, I gotta come up with some convincing way to appear less rich and more crazy."

Some days it just ain't worth it, is it, Mitt?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:24 PM

3. What message?

What does Mitt really have to say other than "I'd really, really like to be President" and "I like money?" If there's any other kind of unifying message or theme to Mitt's run, I haven't seen it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:26 PM

4. His message *has* been coming across, loud and clear.

That's why he's dropping in the polls.

What he needs is a better way to hide his message. He's just not using enough thinly-veiled 'codewords' for his base.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:28 PM

5. I really connected with Romney when he wore the "mom jeans"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:37 PM

6. The whole weird tree height and powdered sugar thing didn't help here either

WTF?

Diane
Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Leo, Sophie, Taz & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"We ride inside--HISS!"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 01:37 PM

7. Mr. Out of Touch

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 02:32 PM

8. Either he doesn't have a campaign manager

or the one he has is worthless.

How could this much money be so incapable?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 05:02 PM

9. "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" by Mitt Romney...this is why he will lose Michigan.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 06:16 PM

10. Locking.

Please consider reposting in GD, or Politics 2012, etc.

Thank you.

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