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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:26 AM

Boston Herald: "Cabinet role for Mitt Romney would be a shrewd move" - Do you agree?

I saw this editorial in the Boston Herald (the right leaning newspaper in Boston) and wondered what you think of it:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/20221108cabinet_role_for_romney_would_be_a_shrewd_move/srvc=home&position=1

Cabinet role for Mitt Romney would be a shrewd move


...In the campaign, Obama proposed creating a new secretary of business Cabinet post and that could be a perfect fit for Romney, though the GOP nominee ridiculed the idea at the time.

Romney’s name also has surfaced as a possible secretary of commerce. Putting the successful venture capitalist in the Cabinet could go a long way toward convincing Republicans that Obama is serious about working with them in Congress.

The move also could appease nervous investors on Wall Street, who reacted to Obama’s re-election by sending the stock market on its worst tailspin of the year. Obama desperately needs someone with business sense and CEO experience in his second term. He also needs to do something to show America that he wants to bring the country together after one of the most divisive campaigns in history.

The president may have won a clear electoral vote margin Tuesday night, but there are 57 million people in large swaths of the country who don’t support him. They need to know Obama isn’t ignoring them.

The big question is whether Obama is really serious about following through on his promise to reach out to Republicans. His victory speech in Chicago was full of lofty rhetoric about bipartisanship, but giving Romney a job? That could set off howls of protest from Democrats who demonized the GOP nominee on the campaign trail....

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:27 AM

1. Herald's a rag...and no. Nothing for Romney

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Response to MadBadger (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:13 PM

156. Romney is a non-entity now

Christie might be a better choice

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:28 AM

2. And Mitt Romney

Made fun of the idea - so since he thinks it's 'funny' he doesn't get the job.


Instead - we ought to ask Frank Lautenberg who he thinks would be a good fit. He's one of my Senators in NJ - and the found of ADP . . . He totally gets out to build a large corporation by catering to SMALL businesses. Let's ask him to weigh in first.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:28 AM

3. Hahahahaha!!

In your dreams, teabaggers.

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Response to Andy Stanton (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:30 AM

9. my thoughts exactly!



Funny stuff!

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Response to Andy Stanton (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:12 AM

67. No. His experience is at money manipulation for personal gain.

We don't need that in the cabinet.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #67)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:25 AM

90. It would smear Obama's reputation & integrity.

It would imply to the American voters that the govt can be bought and paid.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #67)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:23 PM

137. Thank you

we neither need or want him.

Someone who is qualified, is actually good at something productive and whose life's work alligns with the mission of the particular cabinet position should be chosen. PERIOD

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:29 AM

4. Brilliant!!! Secretary of Car Elevators

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:29 AM

5. NO!! ......... and he would never do it

he would have to show his tax returns

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:32 AM

16. I disgree because this was Bill Clinton's move with Cohen

I disagree because I think Bill Clinton enhanced his own reputation by reaching out to GOP William Cohen. From Wikipedia on COhen:

Secretary of Defense

After retiring from the Senate, Cohen was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the position of Secretary of Defense during Clinton's second term, from 1997 to 2001. This appointment was rare because it was one of the few political appointments that crossed party lines in recent history.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:37 AM

25. EGO, tax returns, senate confirmation process

he would not do it, he wants to lead not work for someone

the only time he ever worked for someone was when he started out as a vulture
Bain, Olympics, Governor, running for president

What would be the upside for Willard??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:24 AM

77. I agree

Mittens wanted to be the boss. He has no interest in working under someone.
I feel his take on the presidency, if he were lucky enough to be president, was that he was going to be CEO of the US.
He would want to tell the people what they were to do in HIS presidency and how they were to conform instead of being guided by public will. He wanted to be boss of the US... one of the reasons he wouldn't release his taxes like everyone else had done - underlings have no business there...

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:41 AM

40. Obama appointed Gates, held over from W Bush. He also appointed other Republicans

such as La Hood. And you did not even remember that. So lots of good it did him, eh? He appointed more Republicans than any other President, right out of the gate and he got called partisan.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:26 AM

91. Cohen was a more honorable person than Rmoney

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:25 PM

109. HUGE difference. A man that lied and cheated thru the election, vs Cohen who is actually a pro.

Can't even tell what you're smoking this morning... Romney offers NOTHING. NOTHING. Cohen did NOT wage a personal campaign against Clinton, and actually has qualifications.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:41 PM

125. Appointing a retired Congressman is not remotely comparable to appointing the losing presidential

candidate.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:29 AM

6. Bill Clinton did it with GOP William Cohen

Reading this editorial reminded me of how Bill Clinton appointed a Republican to the position of Secretary of Defense, William Cohen.

Consequently, I think this would be a good move for Obama, too. Plus, Romney says he can create lots of jobs, and he has a "plan."
Under the supervision of Obama, let Romney create all these jobs.

I think it would help bring the country together, too.

But, only if Obama really wanted to do this. I think he spoke of the new Secretary of Business position precisely for the purpose
of being able to offer something to Romney, but that is just my personal opinion.

And, I think Romney should consider it, if offered. I don't think the GOP has any plans for Romney other than throwing
him under the nearest bus.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:40 AM

36. We already have a Commerce Dept

So just what would a Secretary of Business do that is not already being done? Would not adding this position, be expanding the Federal Government? Something to which our esteemed GOP friends frown upon? I see no role for Mitt in the Federal Government, however thoughts of him going through the vetting process and Senate confirmation process has a certain appeal.....

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:55 PM

131. Yeah, "Secretary of Business" is a joke

Sounds like one of those lofty title/zero responsibility -types of positions...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #131)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:34 PM

143. Right up there with

Vice President of Paper Clips....

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:42 AM

41. Romney's a dumb shit who isn't qualified for a minor ambassadorship

Obama has already had Republicans in his cabinet, including Robert Gates, the SecDef from Obama's inauguration day until July 2011, and Ray LaHood, the Secretary of Transportation.

Romney will fade out from the news and few people will remember his name in 10 years. And that's just as it should be, since he's a big fat ZERO.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:44 AM

45. Obama has appointed Republicans to his cabinet before

But he doesnt have to appoint Romney for that to happen. Clinton didnt run against Cohen.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 AM

81. I wouldn't want an out-sourcer in a cabinet post over business policy

For someone who made his fortune outsourcing jobs and laying off Americans in pursuit of that fortune, somehow just wouldn't seem right.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:32 AM

85. William Cohen had principles

Romney not much .

Rewarding the king of vulture capitalism with a Cabinet post would be a bad move.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:28 AM

94. Senator Cohen was an intelligent and fair minded man. He did a great job as Secretary

of Defense. Romney is no Bill Cohen. Please!

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:26 PM

110. Anobserver2 .. Ann Romney? Is that you? Are you trying to get Mitt out of the house?? lol nt

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:43 PM

126. And Obama did it with Ray Lahood

Both Lahood and Cohen were former legislators. They were not former opponents of the president for that office. Not even remotely comprable.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:29 AM

7. Secretary of 1% of something, no doubt.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:30 AM

8. Hell no.

Why invite a cancer cell into your body politick?

They can metastasize and kill the host.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:30 AM

10. Seems like the dead opposite of the brilliance of selecting Hillary four years ago!

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:30 AM

11. The WH should pretend they are vetting Mitt for a job.

He will be required to turn over his tax returns. Then they can be leaked to the press with the comment that he is not qualified to serve because he is a tax cheat.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:27 PM

149. ****

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:31 AM

12. Absolutely not

He has no integrity and no talent.

Oh, and he doesn't give a shit about 53% of Ameticans.


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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:31 AM

13. No, I don't agree.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:31 AM

14. The people voted resoundingly against Romney/Ryan and their

awful economic plans and the Herald thinks he should be put in an economic post? Excuse me while I laugh. How about ambassador to China?

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:06 AM

65. Ambassador to China is an important position...

and has required past ambassadors to speak Chinese at time of consideration.

If we're shipping Creepy Willard anywhere as an ambassador, I'd like to make it someplace non-violent that we just don't like very much and isn't that important...like Turkmenistan or Algeria; or someplace remote where we never have to hear from him again...like Vanuatu or Micronesia.

While we're at it...Sarah Palin for ambassador to Russia! She can probably commute since she can see it from her house.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:31 AM

15. As I posted the other night...

this is the future for that Trump-coddling, race-baiting oligarch:


No parting gifts for Willard. Them's the rules.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:39 AM

29. + a billion

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:32 AM

17. Hell no! He's a lying POS who cannot be trusted. EVER! nt

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Response to Kahuna (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:29 AM

95. I think one of the disqualifying characteristics of Cabinet candidates is being a

"lying POS". What possible good could he do?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:32 AM

18. It's the Boston Herald which has about as much

credibilty as the New York Post or the Washington Times. Right Wing rags.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:32 AM

19. There isn't a position of national dog catcher.

Plus Mitt would have to be appointed to it, couldn't win an election for the spot.

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Response to Paulie (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:00 AM

59. Ok I definitely wouldn't appoint him dog catcher.

He's mean to dogs!

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:33 AM

20. Obama better not do that crap!!

Screw Mitt Romney, is how I feel about it. I don't wanna see his grinning, smiling, outsourcing, lying, tax cheating ass again EVER! How could anybody trust him? The Prez mentioned meeting with Romney soon.

Really?

W
T
F?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:35 AM

21. Secretary of Lying /nt

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:36 AM

22. I can do Nate Silver projection on that..

0.00% probability!!!

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:36 AM

23. Ridiculous!

If there was a cabinet-level post, Secretary of Business, the LAST person the president should appoint is a guy whose "business" background involved buying up "troubled" companies in leveraged buyouts, intentionally running those companies out of business and extracting huge fees for doing so. And...let's not forget. Cabinet-level appointments have to be approved by the Senate, AND the appointees have to release information about their taxes, etc. Does anybody think Romney will release his tax returns to a bunch of Democratic party senators?


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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:37 AM

24. Ambassador to the Cayman Islands

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:38 AM

26. Whoever wrote that article must have been watching a "West Wing" rerun...nt

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:38 AM

27. Secretary of Bullshit?

ok.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:38 AM

28. Noo

Romney is a control freak and not a team player. I personally do not believe that he would accept such a position in the first place. Besides, after all we have learned about Romney the past few months, how would one conclude that he has the ability to create jobs? I see nothing from his past that indicates an ability to create jobs, as his MO has been to buy struggling companies, drain them to the bone for profit and then throw them to the curb

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:39 AM

30. Ambassador to Nauru or nothing!

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:39 AM

31. Absolutely not. Let's never speak of this again.

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Response to Mass (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:48 AM

50. Very interesting that the Boston Globe is suggesting the same thing

Thanks for posting that link; very interesting. Again, I am glad Obama won, and I did vote for Obama (both times, too - 2008 and 2012).

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #50)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:56 AM

58. To answer to your initial question, I deeply disagree.

MA has massively rejected Romney (and Brown and Tisei). I dont know why the MA papers think it is necessary to promote him.

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Response to Mass (Reply #58)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:05 AM

64. I know; I live in MA

I know; the MA GOP was basically wiped out in this election cycle. I guess it does surprise me that both the right and left leaning papers in MA,
the Herald and the Globe, are both publishing editorials about some sort of business position for Romney under Obama. interesting, surprising, whatever. It is unexpected; I agree.

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Response to Mass (Reply #58)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:36 PM

115. it only takes ONE person to write an editorial, ya know. And Romney has friends in Mass. nt

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:39 AM

33. hell no. fuck that noise. he is a loser. he is a liars. he has no principle or morals. why the

hell would anyone give a man like that a job.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:39 AM

34. Secretary of Locked in a basement room and forbidden to do anything.

I'd support that.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:40 AM

35. Oh HEEEEELLLL no.

But then again, Obama should offer it to him - IF he passes the vetting, in part by releasing his tax returns.

The thing is, Romney has the stench of decades of questionable business practices all over him and he wouldn't pass Obama's vetting process.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:40 AM

37. No...

I am all for reaching out in the spirit of cooperation to move the country forward, but the problem with Romney is he isn't good at anything. He was a scumbag businessman and a bad Governor. Reach out to moderate Republicans that are actually skilled.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:40 AM

38. No, No, No. The time for building bridges is over.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:41 AM

39. Romney was a vulture capitialist, not really a venture capitalist.

He made money by buying businesses and parting them out. Not a good business model for the nation.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:42 AM

42. "Secretary of Car Elevators" should suit him just fine...

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:42 AM

43. If his ideas were progressive and in the mainstream

I would not be opposed to it but... His ideas are not and as we speak he is still profiting from the outsourcing of jobs. Why give him a cabinet job when his company destroyed jobs at Sensata?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:43 AM

44. Please, God, NOOOO! Mitt Romney will just use it for his own personal profit.

He should not have any ties to tax payer money.. EVER!!

After all the shit he said about our President, rewarding him after the fact isn't "shrewd" at all.
It's masochistic. He will continue to bash the President for not doing things his way.
He only knows how to make money from destroying people's lives. He has NEVER saved one
job. He only cares about stock holders, especially himself.

ALSO, the republicans will be gunning for ANY REASON AT ALL to try to impeach President Obama.
If republicans have a guy like Romney on the inside, they will use him to set up the President.

This is a REALLY BAD IDEA.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:45 AM

46. Romney ridiculed and ran against post

Obama might as well nominate Donald Trump.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:45 AM

47. Willard can not qualify because he refuses to be vetted. Tax Returns would be

required, not optional. When Hillary was vetted, they also vetted Bill. So cabinate positions are not like running for office where you can just refuse to show them. More than half of America assumes Mitt is a major tax cheat.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:46 AM

48. Well, I still think Obama may be thinking of doing this or something like it

I think Bill Clinton gives a lot of advice to Obama, and it would not surprise me in the least if it was Bill Clinton who
perhaps suggested a new cabinet position of Secretary of Business to Obama, which Obama did mention.

I don't think it's a terrible idea either, because it shows that Obama can reach out. However, I understand the chorus of no's
on this thread; victory is sweet.

I am glad Obama won. But it would not surprise me in the least if Obama makes this offer to Romney.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #48)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:30 PM

113. NO. No, he is NOT considering this. They dont' give trophies to everyone that plays.

I'm starting to wonder about your posts now....

There is no way the President is going to offer that person a job. No way. Romney was not even CLOSE in the voting. He employed an army of billionaires to personally attack the President in the most vile ways.

Romney made his money by fucking over American workers.

Can we just tell you again.. NO FUCKING WAY this will happen.

The President doesn't need to show ANYONE that he is bipartisan. He has been bipartisan the entire fucking time. The republicans have blocked him at every turn. He doesn't need to show jack shit. He won. Romney lost, and in a BIG way. He has nothing to offer America. Period.

And I'm starting to feel a bit wary of your posts now... Just because someone at Mass. papers wrote that, where ROMNEY is from.. tells me that this is a concerted bullshit effort. Not going to happen. YOu don't offer a job to the loser. period.

I'm waiting for the asshole republicans to actually do something bipartisan.. you know, like pass the jobs bill? or pass the bill for veteran's jobs????

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:48 AM

49. Romney has no credibility and Republicans don't even like him...

They picked him because they thought he was most electable of their candidates. I don't know why they thought we would like him when they didn't even like him. He has nothing real to offer. Shows how disconnected they are because at the end of the day, Mitt Romney is an a-hole. Nobody wants to vote for an a-hole and nobody wants to work with an a-hole. Not only that, he has no credibility. Hiring him to do anything would taint Obama with Romneys dishonesty.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:48 AM

51. Sec of Treasury, he loves money

 

make him sign every bill by hand.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:49 AM

52. Ha!! Is this an Onion piece?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:50 AM

53. If Obama needs a lying sack of shit in his administration, I'm sure

he'll consider Mittens.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:50 AM

54. No -- Romney's incompetent.

He doesn't bring anything to the table except a little r after this name. Of course, I suspect that may be the Boston Herald's point.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:50 AM

55. Oh, Onion

You get funnier every day!

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:51 AM

56. Secretary of Mendacity

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:54 AM

57. I hope our newly re-elected Prez will reject the idea - just like the American people rejected

Romney.

Wish the Prez would appoint Robert Reich to a position. He is a brillient man who was in the Clinton administration.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:00 AM

60. Romney voluntarily answering questions under oath in televised confirmation hearings? Can't see it.

Cabinet appointees have to be approved by the Senate, and a number of them get tripped up by tax issues. I cannot imagine Romney would submit himself to answering questions about his finances under oath in televised hearings.

Would President Obama make an empty gesture for the sake of appearances - just to seem conciliatory? I can't see that happening.

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Response to MostlyAmused (Reply #60)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:38 PM

116. It would be worth it just to see that happen!

C-span ratings would soar, and in the end the Senate would refuse to confirm him anyway.

Realistically, Romney won't accept a consolation prize. President was a key step in his path to the highest level of the LDS (IMHO), and having to meet with the upstart that beat him day in and day out will just keep reminding him of what he lost.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 AM

61. How about ambassador to Utah?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 AM

62. No. I doubt Romney would be willing to do any real work,

and I also don't think he's qualified.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:03 AM

63. NO..he is a proven LIER

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:06 AM

66. rMoney never wanted to serve the country . . .

he just wanted to add POTUS to his resume, and perhaps fulfill the White Horse Prophecy. There is no way in hell he would except anything other than CIC!

And there is no way in hell any Democrat would support him in ANY POSITION whatsoever, except maybe the fetal position in which he currently lies curled.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:13 AM

68. The Boston Herald?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:15 AM

69. Obama despises Romney. No way in hell that would happen.

No way.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:15 AM

70. A cabinet position is a great idea

in his mind.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:16 AM

71. As much as we dislike him

I dont think it will be such a bad idea , granted that obama tried this in his first term and it didnt work , give Romney a position of some sort will help unite the country ?? is that even possible .Guess wishful thinking on my part

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Response to outsideworld (Reply #71)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:21 AM

75. I don't know what would happen

I think the objection people have expressed in terms of Romney's tax returns may be very valid;
and I did not know Obama ever appointed any GOP member to his cabinet (as some pointed out here).

But, still, even though elections have consequences, and one is that Romney lost -- you have a lot of
people who voted for Romney and are basically having a nervous breakdown right now. There is a part of me
that would like to see more people have faith in Obama, since Obama IS the president. How to do that, I don't know.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #75)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:25 AM

78. exactly

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #75)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:40 PM

119. I don't give a fuck about the republicans who are melting down today.

it's called losing. they need to get over it. the president doesn't need to show jack shit. He won. Period. Over. Make Romney go back to his many homes so we can never have to see his lying, smirky, sweating, face on tv again.

When you some of you get it thru your heads that it doesn't fucking matter??? The president could fire Joe Biden and ask Romney to be his VP in the spirit of bipartisanship and he would stlll be attacked by the RW.

You guys remind me of Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football. He keeps running up to kick it thinking that this time Lucy won't pull it away at the last moment...

It's over. Romney needs to go play with his car elevator.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:17 AM

72. Which Mitt Romney would he nominate?

Honestly, no. Republicans rarely put Democrats into their cabinets, why do we keep putting them into ours?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:18 AM

73. I have three issues with it.

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They aren't major, but they are significant.

1. What position would be fill? His experience isn't particularly good for anything that currently exists. The Sec of Business idea isn't terrible, but I don't know if Romney has the experience to be a cabinet secretary.

2. Romney is a flawed character. He doesn't believe in govt and he will now take a roll in expanding it? It seems hypocritical. He has issues with honesty. I'm not sure if Obama can trust him. I think Romney could become a loose canon. Can he handle not being the #1 guy?

3. Would it make Obama look bad to put Romney in a position of authority over business practices after we just spent the last few months criticizing his his business practices?

The reasons to do it: Romney is a well recognized personality in American politics. People think he has business skill, though it's more finance based. Romney needs a job. Romney's govt experience is actually pretty limited. He only served 1 term as governor and lost all of his other elections. Romney needs to rehab his reputation after all the lying, 47% stuff, and everything else.

I won't shed a tear either way, but I can see why others would be upset.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:20 AM

74. I doubt Romney could work for anyone - he has been the "CEO" in everything he has

done for decades. Not to mention that I really do not see where he could fit in an Obama administration with his venture capital background. One thing I had thought of was that if he helped get Republicans on board - Kerry's infrastructure bank bill, that Obama backed, and which Kerry got Kay Baily Hutchinson to sign onto is using venture capital techniques to do good rebuilding the country. However, this type of spending was opposed by Romney in the campaign.

The fact is that, now that he has loss, the Republican party that never liked him, is unlikely to consider him one of their leaders. So, it likely would have almost no possible gain. Not to mention, in 2009, Obama did not give McCain a cabinet post and he seemed to respect him more. It should be noted that the BH never suggested that Bush put Kerry in his cabinet - though Kerry actually came closer to winning and people like Rice had respect for Kerry. ( Not to mention, I think it completely unlikely Kerry would have taken one - and if he did it would have silenced an important Democratic voice. )

Given that Obama likely has no personal respect for Romney and the Republicans will not be likely to follow Romney, what possible gain could be had putting him in the cabinet?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:22 AM

76. Hell no!

The man has no smarts. He's obnoxious. And he needs to disappear into his car elevator.

Locking him in a cabinet might work.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 AM

79. doesn't matter - would never happen. Obama HATES him

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 AM

80. I'd need to see his tax returns first. :-)

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:30 AM

82. Hell no, he has nothing to offer (Romney that is).

Republicans don't have any great love for him either. His career was over yesterday.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:32 AM

83. HELL NO. Never let Romney anywhere near a dollar of the American people's tax money again!

The Boston Herald is just moving right along with oligarchic influence on the American government.

Obama's being "Really Serious" doesn't mean that he ever gives a vulture capitalist a seat at any decision-making body's table again. Ever. It means that he listens to this feckless idiot's ideas, and then moves forward.

The GOP is not being demonized by the Dems. It has demonized ITSELF by sociopathic lying and manipulating the American people. I can't believe that you're falling for some toss-off attempt by an East Coast paper to have some media influence on events. This paper is an oligarchic newsfeed. Trust it accordingly.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:32 AM

84. Does President Obama want a Secretary of Outsourcing and Offshoring?

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #84)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:27 AM

93. That's the issue right there

We just spent the last few months talking about how terrible Romney's business practices are and now we will put him in charge of business? Still, Obama is the boss and Romney would have to execute Obama's agenda. Can he handle that? Not sure

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:37 AM

86. Secretary of Lying About Things???? n/t

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:38 AM

87. Possibly the only thing Obama could do to make me lose all respect for him. nt

 

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:21 AM

88. No, but I think Huntsman -

 

the other multi-millon dollar Mormon could be usefull especially with his experience with China. He is registered R and sane. It would make a statement that these are the type of R's that BO is willing to work with. If you're an R that acts nuts and demand things like a child, there is no seat at the table for you.

(Huntsman is loaded because his family invented the polystyrene containers we use for eggs, of all things. He is not a coporate raider like Mitt)

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:23 AM

89. Heck no! nt

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:26 AM

92. Is this a joke? Hell No! I don't want to even see his face or read his name any more.

He tried to hijack America and turn over the profits to himself and his rich friends .

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:30 AM

96. To do what exactly? Become an embarrassment the first time he can't explain basic policy? nt.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:36 AM

97. Hell no, romney is a crook and an intellectual tiny tot

I get burned up when the president says "he's a good man." I know he's just being polite, but let's not whitewash the lying fascist who is as close to the anti-Christ as anything I've seen in decades of elections.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:41 AM

98. .

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:42 AM

99. Never, please

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:43 AM

100. Just no and I would hope not!

This isn't a Hilary Clinton kind of situation. At least she has a proven record. Mitt Wrongly got roughly 47% (hehe) of the pop to vote for him but without the benefit of a reliable record or actual conviction. No one knows what he stands for - not even Mitt.

So lovely pipe dream as a consolation prize - but I would rather believe Obama is far smarter than that.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:53 AM

101. Why would he gain from doing that?!?! Seriously...what drugs are they on?

The GOP settled on Romney; they don't like him at all.

His idea of business is shipping American jobs to China and pocketing the savings.

His track record is of job and business destroyer, not job or business maker.

In Lyin' Ryan's words, Romney is a taker, not a maker. He just takes on a vastly larger scale than most thieves.

He ran a shitty campaign. Debate #1 is the *only* thing he got right. And then he got pulverized after that.

He has very little credibility with anybody. And he has all kinds of money laundering and potential felonies lurking around waiting to rise to the surface.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

102. No way

As to the 57 million, too bad. That's the way it is. Yeah like that would ever be suggested for a Republican President. They have no shame as to how far they will go with the chutzpah. Unbelievable.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

103. No. Hell no.

I don't want that crook anywhere near my government, let alone in a cabinet position.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

104. The Minister of Malarkey


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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:56 AM

105. no F-ing way

Another business guy, sure, but not Romney. He is a thoroughly disreputable human being. He probably couldn't make it past a Senate confirmation due to his dodgy taxes anyway. Actually, now that I think of it: that would be one way to bring his tax dodging to public light.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:58 AM

106. Mitt Romney is an unethical snake , so no.nt

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:19 PM

107. Sure. Give that poor unemployed fellow a job....

White House Janitor... all he's qualified for.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:23 PM

108. NO FUCKING WAY!!! Why in the hell would ANYONE give that liar a chance to improve his resume?

OMG.. who even thought that?? Romney lied repeatedly about the President, even though he was told to stop. He marshaled the biggest assholes in the Country to attack the President personally.

He doesn't deserve jack shit. Why the fuck would anyone give the OUTSOURCER in Chief legitimacy?

This is not 1st grade soccer.Everyone does NOT get a trophy. Let him go to one of his many homes and count his money.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:27 PM

111. Why not instead appoint a repub current senator who can be replaced by a Democrat?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:30 PM

112. Fuck no. He lost. People rejected him.

And fuck the Herald. I hope their editorial staff is still crying over Scott Brown losing.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:34 PM

114. He couldbe ambassador to Mali.

As we saw in the last debate, he's quite knowledgeable about the situation in Mali, and he speaks the national language.

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Response to bornskeptic (Reply #114)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:54 PM

147. Or Iranian weapons inspector

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:39 PM

117. It would be a very magnanimous thing for Obama to do

I said all along that Romney's business experience had nothing to do with being president, that it sounded like he was making the case for himself to be secretary of commerce. There's probably too much bad blood between him and Obama but it would be a shrewd move in some ways in terms of building bridges to the Republicans. On the other hand, it's probably more valuable for Obama to have Republicans in the cabinet who are former members of Congress and thus have those connections.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #117)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:44 PM

121. I'm sorry. What point of Romney's 'outsourcing IS romney's business" aren't some people getting?

I'm reading some delusional posts here... talking about Romney's biz experience. And what is that experience??? Oh yes. Buying up american companies, borrowing against them to pay himself, then firing Americans and shipping everything to China.

You think that is something we should celebrate??? That's someone you think we should have in charge of Commerce??

Why the fuck would Obama give ANY republican a chance to polish their resume? He doesn't need to hire republicans. He's hired plenty of them, and guess what? They STILL attacked him and called him partisan.

It's over Romney lost. the republicans lost. The onus is on them to act like adults. Democrats need to stop reaching out. It's their turn.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #121)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:11 PM

155. Economic Stimulus Plan

talking about Romney's biz experience. And what is that experience??? Oh yes. Buying up american companies, borrowing against them to pay himself, then firing Americans and shipping everything to China.


It's a One-Point Plan: Save American jobs by keeping Romney out of the private sector.

Chief of the Bed-Bug Task Force? No, make that "Czar".

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:40 PM

118. The only way Romney should get into the White House is as a tourist...

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:41 PM

120. Dumbest. Idea. Ever.

Proof that print journalism is dead. They'll give any gibbering idiot a column.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:44 PM

122. If the President did that he'd basically be letting him open a path to running in 2016! Thx, but no!

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:33 PM

123. I DON'T WANT ROMNEY IN CHARGE OF ANY FINANCIAL DECISIONS!!!!

That's why I voted AGAINST Romney, for chrissake!

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:37 PM

124. Obama loathes Romney. This will not happen.

The President finds Romney repellent.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:46 PM

127. I don't want

that asshat any where NEAR this administration. Fuck him.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #127)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:51 PM

129. Romney as Dogcatcher?

Maybe the president could create a new government position for Romney -- Federal Dogcatcher! He could pick up stray dogs and haul them to the pound on the roof of his car.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:50 PM

128. My suggestion. An ambassadorship to the Boston Herald.

How long will they be able to tolerate him?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:53 PM

130. Ray Lahood has done a good job, and I want him back as Transportation Secretary.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:55 PM

132. He'd never accept it

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:00 PM

133. A Democratic president should take advice...

...from the rag that smeared Michael Dukakis over Boston Harbor? I think not.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #133)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:19 PM

136. CNN and other media suggested it, too -- but, I am now against it

This idea, that I posted from the Boston Herald, and which is also in the Boston Globe today, is all over the web in other
media, too, as below.

But, after reading all the comments on this thread, I find I am now against this idea for a variety of reasons.

I think it is a very valid point to question Romney's credibility on business matters (indeed, that was much of the Democratic campaign strategy);
so to now appoint him to a business position just doesn't make sense.

And, I strongly agree that it is very different to appoint a retired congressman like Bill Cohen to a cabinet position than to appoint an opposing party's
losing presidential candidate to a cabinet position.

Still, I think some on this thread understand where I was actually coming from, including the person who mentioned GOP John Huntsman, for example,
or, some other principled GOP person for the job. Someone who is retired and well known in business and who is a Republican with principles; I don't
think that is a totally terrible thought to merely consider for bringing more people onboard to support Obama's administration in the coming years.

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Other media:

A job for Mitt Romney
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/266813-a-job-for-mitt-romney

...Both Obama and Romney, in their speeches on Tuesday night, talked about unity and bipartisanship in the interests of the nation. Obama reached out to former rival Hillary Clinton, who joined the Cabinet in the first term. He has said he will talk to Romney about working together — so what about offering him a job?

Romney, although lacking a party base, which could diminish his value as a dealmaker in the corridors of Congress, chose House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate. Ryan clearly respects Romney, who touted his business skills on the campaign trail. Obama should call Romney’s bluff and put together a “team of rivals” in this time of crisis.

You might think this is a long shot, but much to my surprise I am not alone in this campaign. None other than the New York Daily News has suggested Romney as Treasury secretary. So take off your “Romney for president” buttons and put on your “Romney for Treasury Sec” versions. Let’s see a real America’s Comeback Team.



http://www.inquisitr.com/390785/next-for-mitt-romney-president-obamas-secretary-of-business-video/
Next For Mitt Romney: President Obama’s Secretary Of Business

...CNN host Wolf Blitzer suggested that Obama would benefit from appointing a few Republicans to his vacating cabinet positions, and suggested the POTUS court Mitt Romney for “Secretary of Business.”

“Look at what the president did last night in his speech,” Republican strategist Alex Castellanos said. “He said he was going to call Mitt Romney and talk about how to move forward together. That was incredibly generous and also incredibly smart politically.”

Blitzer suggested President Obama make a bold choice and appoint Mitt Romney to a secretary position, potentially of the Treasury.

“As soon as the president talked about Mitt Romney and calling him up, the social media was abuzz with the idea, what about appointing Mitt Romney as the secretary of Commerce,” senior political analyst David Gergen remarked. “Wouldn’t that be an interesting thing? I think it’s probably a non-starter, but it does emphasize, he does need a CEO business person.”

“The president suggested the other day maybe creating a new secretary of business,” Blitzer said.

“What if Mitt Romney was in that cabinet?” host Suzanne Malveaux wondered. “I mean, he brought Hillary Clinton, kept her close to him, by his side. So, you never know. It could be part of the strategy.”

The idea of a Secretary of Business has been floated before, with Obama himself suggesting it last week on MSNBC. Though his name hadn’t yet been attached to it, Mitt Romney scoffed that the office would amount to just “another bureaucrat.”
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/390785/next-for-mitt-romney-president-obamas-secretary-of-business-video/#aYpXzQ7DR4PpvhHD.99

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:16 PM

134. Stupid move!

1.The Repugs don't like Mitt, and only accepted him begrudgingly as a candidate.
2. Mitt appears to have no principles and little character. Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop.
3. Mitt has no ideas. Where are his plans for our country? Never told us during the campaign. Hell, where are his tax returns?
4. Mitt's heart is not here in the USA. Mitt said during the debate that people put their money where their heart is - well than Mitt's heart must be in the Cayman Islands or Switzerland near his bank accounts there.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:17 PM

135. For WHAT?

Secretary of B.S.???

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:25 PM

138. It's a good idea

Obama has to extend an olive branch to the other side. Romney is smart capable man. We may not agree with his politics but he has plenty of private sector business experience.

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Response to RosedaleGuy (Reply #138)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:37 PM

140. Read the whole thread

I posted this thread - but I changed my mind on certain points, as I think some posters made me think a little more about it.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:36 PM

139. No

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:43 PM

141. Ambassador to Kolob

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:59 PM

142. Obamacare Spokesman

With so many provisions still to go into effect, who better to explain it than the guy who passed it first?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:37 PM

144. I think Obama should offer Romney exactly what Romney would have offered Obama

i.e. a big fat zero.

If someone feels Romney should get ANYTHING, it's maybe some Chamber of Commerce award for inspiring Crossroads GPS, Sheldon Adelson, the Kochs, the Texas gazillionaires and Rupert Murdoch to pump a billion dollars into the American economy that will generate some much needed tax revenue.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:52 PM

145. Ambassador to Bullshit Mountain

only thing Romney is qualified to do.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:56 PM

146. Absolutely not.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:21 PM

148. Not Just NO

But HELL NO

Are they out of their mind? TAX RETURNS? LIES? 47%

GO AWAY!

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:35 PM

150. I would prefer a progressive in that post.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:46 PM

151. Not just NO

but Hell, Fuck, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Let that fucker stew in his own juices. Anyway, he can go back to sending jobs overeas and firing his employees. He ought to be happy doing what he loves.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:53 PM

152. Secretary of Tossing the President's Salad.

 

and let queen ann join him and get some of her own licks in.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:54 PM

153. Secretary of Coffee and Doughnuts

"Cream, no sugar, Mitt."

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:58 PM

154. Obama and Romney dislike each other on a personal level

there is no like, there is no trust, Romeny told big fat whopping lies in public and didn't tke any of it back. Doesn't sound like the makings of a good boss/subordinate scenario.

There have been plenty of Reps' picked for office and I'm sure Obama will continue to do so, but without Romney.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:18 PM

157. The subject is embarassing and a slap in the face.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:22 PM

158. The only thing I want to see in Romney's future is an IRS audit.n/t

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:25 PM

159. Secretary of Lying, perhaps?

Do we have a lie department?

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:35 PM

160. Not only NO! But hell NO! He'd be a disaster and I don't want to have to see his face or

funny walk again, ever!!!!

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:43 PM

161. White House shoeshine boy?

They could let Romney be the White House shoeshine boy.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:58 PM

162. No

I believe the same things were being said about McCain after his loss in 08'. While I do think putting a Republican or two in the cabinet, I don't think the losing candidate should necessarily be considered.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:00 PM

163. Nope.

He doesn't share our vision for job creation.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:01 PM

164. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

"Obama desperately needs someone with business sense and CEO experience in his second term. He also needs to do something to show America that he wants to bring the country together after one of the most divisive campaigns in history."

1. There isn't anyone else in the country besides Romney with business sense and CEO experience??????

2. Needs... to show America he wants to bring the country together? Not with Romney he doesn't. He makes the Repugs happy while alienating his base. Again. Surely there's a better way.

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