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Fri May 18, 2012, 06:53 AM

"He was brilliant and charming." These were the words of an attendee to one of the

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two fundraisers held last evening in Boca Raton. Romney was feted by approximately 250 people at the first funder, I believe $2,500 to get in the door, invitation only and $10,000 to have your photo taken with him. The second party was given by someone affiliated with Exxon Mobil, also a pricey event. The woman who said he was brilliant and charming was not on camera but also stated she had no doubt he would be in the White House as our next President.

Romney was most likely brilliant and charming, these were his "people." Ultra wealthy, older and white. The local CBS did the coverage...Secret Service surrounded him and the convoy of silver-gray SUVs made quite the entrance in the gated community where the events were held. I see no schedule that includes his speaking to we mere mortals, the middle-class, seniors. This woman is typical of the republican thinking. He's handsome, white, charming and just what we want a President to "look" like. She couldn't have made it any clearer. I doubt she is concerned with his views on foreign policy, unemployment, jobs, etc. He looks right...I did not sleep well last night.

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Reply "He was brilliant and charming." These were the words of an attendee to one of the (Original post)
monmouth May 2012 OP
brooklynite May 2012 #1
monmouth May 2012 #2
catbyte May 2012 #3
GoCubsGo May 2012 #9
spiderpig May 2012 #4
Brigid May 2012 #5
GoCubsGo May 2012 #10
NoPasaran May 2012 #6
monmouth May 2012 #7
Hippo_Tron May 2012 #8
GoCubsGo May 2012 #11
politicasista May 2012 #12
siligut May 2012 #13
fugop May 2012 #14
jenmito May 2012 #15
Manifestor_of_Light May 2012 #16

Response to monmouth (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 07:08 AM

1. My guess is "getting in the door" was $2,500...

That's the standard "opening ask", as it represents the allowable Maximum contribution for the Primary cycle. The $10,000 will be a blended contribution for the Primary , General and the RNC coffers.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:12 AM

2. Thanks brooklynite, I made the change..n/t

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:28 AM

3. "Brilliant and charming"?



His laugh is getting creepier by the day and he's starting to exhibit the same symptoms of Alzheimers that Reagan displayed in his re-election bid. "I don't remember what I said but I stand by it"...



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 catbyte (Reply #3)

Sat May 19, 2012, 08:22 PM

9. Well...

These are the same people who think Dumbya was "brilliant and charming". They obviously have really low standards.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 10:01 AM

4. Oh, barf.


He's an overprivileged, entitled, opportunistic, job-thieving creep.

And I'm feeling particularly nice today.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 07:32 PM

5. "Brilliant and charming?"

Isn' that what they always say about sociopaths?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #5)

Sat May 19, 2012, 08:28 PM

10. That is how the NYT described mass murder Ted Bundy.

Their review on a book about said psychopathic killer:

"As dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight."—New York Times

Ted Bundy was handsome, charming, a brilliant law student, and on the verge of a dazzling career. On January 24, 1989, he was executed for the murders of three young women, having confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more.

This is the story of one of the most fascinating killers in American history—of his magnetic power, his bleak compulsion, his double life, his string of helpless victims. It is also the story of Ann Rule, a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass murderer. Little did she realize that the "Ted" the police were seeking was the same Ted who worked with her at a Seattle crisis clinic, a man who had become her close friend and confidant. As she began to put the evidence together, a terrifying picture emerged of the man she thought she knew.


http://www.amazon.com/The-Stranger-Beside-Me-Revised/dp/0451164938

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:24 PM

6. I remember there being a group that thought Donald Rumsfeld was sexy

So I guess anything is possible.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #6)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:55 PM

7. Wow. That borders on deranged..LOL..n/t

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 01:51 PM

8. I went to a John Kerry fundraiser in 2004

There was no $10,000 fee to get your picture taken with him. If you had a camera and wanted a picture, he was happy to take one with you.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #8)

Sat May 19, 2012, 08:30 PM

11. You'd have to pay me $10K to be photographed with that creep.

Romney, not Kerry.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #8)

Mon May 21, 2012, 09:22 PM

12. Stories like that need to be told more

instead of the negative ones (supposedly stiffness, pompous, wooden) about the Senator from 04.

While not perfect, he don't seem nothing like bore bully Romney or Porno Brown.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:53 PM

13. If I paid that for dinner, I would be an idiot if I didn't like him.

What did CBS expect?

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 03:17 PM

14. Wow

In all the time I've been watching Romney, I've never seen anything remotely "brilliant" or "charming" on display. How drunk was that woman at the time? Because "beer goggles" are the only explanation I can come up with for her calling him brilliant and charming.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 03:45 PM

15. He's handsome, white, charming and just what we want a President to "look" like.

"White" seems to be the key word there.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 07:23 PM

16. They know nothing about brilliant and charming.

Bill Clinton comes to mind. He has so much charisma that he is a force of nature.

I saw him three times in the summer of '92 when he ran for President. I was turned into a complete idiot in his presence.

I also saw Hillary make a speech at a private fundraiser and she spoke for over an hour without notes, also in 1992.

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