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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:52 PM
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The plastic Romney is cracking...
And he'll flame out once again like he did in 2008. The guy can't campaign. He's awful. Everyone likes to chalk up his defeat in 2008 to his Mormonism - but no. He lost because he's duller than a 300 year old blade. The guy can't close a deal to save his life and wilted constantly in the big debates (remember McCain owning his ass - if you're owned by McCain in a debate, you're officially roadkill).

Frankly, he'll be the frontrunner solely because of his name and then, when voters take a look at the substance of a candidate, he'll flop big time.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:56 PM
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Which is why I wouldn't mind him getting the nomination
He doesn't have what it takes to be president in any way shape or form, and the American people would not hire him.
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Faryn Balyncd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:11 PM
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6. 1+
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:56 PM
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1. +1
:kick:
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aquamarina Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:56 PM
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2. "Duller than a 300 year old blade."
Made me laugh...
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:39 AM
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22. C'mon - the story about putting the dog on the roof of the car -
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:10 PM
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3. Beware of dull and incompetent
Remember 2000
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:41 PM
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4. Bush wasn't dull...
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 05:42 PM by Drunken Irishman
Lots of Americans liked him. He was quirky, of course, but he had some charisma. I didn't see it, but lots of Americans did.

Romney? Not so much.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:48 PM
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5. I'm from Texas, and I didn't see any charisma either
He must have kept it hidden somewhere across the border in Oklahoma.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:15 PM
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14. Maybe charisma is the wrong word...
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:17 PM by Drunken Irishman
He certainly wasn't as charismatic as Obama. But we all remember those polls from 2000 where Americans said they'd rather have a beer with Bush than Gore. It was ridiculous, of course, but it did play a role in why the campaign was so close. Bush was good at projecting an image of a tough, confident and average guy who just wanted to do good. It was a bullshit image, of course, but it fooled a lot of people.

He had that strut. He had that personable quality to him that helped in the debates against Gore - who always battled image problems.

Sure, he was dumb as a rock (Romney isn't), but he looked affable.

Romney doesn't look affable and he certainly isn't charismatic. He's boring and worse, he's not personable in the least. He looks like someone who is trying way too hard and against the cool and collected Obama, that will play badly to most the general public.

He's fake. And the people will see it. Bush wasn't fake, though. What you saw is what you got - a dumb fucking cowboy.

But it worked. Romney's image won't.
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golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:50 PM
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13. I have to agree, Bush was better in 2000 campaign
but near the end of his 2nd term he looked beat and confused.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:23 AM
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20. Remember Scott Walker
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:27 PM
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7. When the heck was the last time
voters took "a look at the substance of a candidate." Americans vote for manufactured image and PR every time.
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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:40 PM
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8. I think Romney pulled out in 2008
because he understood no Rethug was going to win in 2008. For 2012 he will put his nose in but will again pull out if he thinks the GE wont go his way.

He can afford to play a long game.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:56 PM
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9. Compared to the rest of the pack, he's the only half sane one.
That's all he's got, actually.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:14 PM
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10. He can't campaign because he can't remember his latest positions...
There's no passion because he doesn't believe in anything enough to stand by it.
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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:16 PM
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11. I know some Christian fundamentatists...
They think Mormans are an evil cult group. Can't imagine them voting for Romney. If he does get the nomination, we need to start rumors questioning how many "First Ladies" there will be.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:38 PM
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12. Don't forget.... the magic underwear! That's a fun thing to get him on nt
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:40 AM
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23. Seriously? Do we here at DU have to mock other people's beliefs?
Go after the LDS all you want over Prop 8, but leave their private stuff alone.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:50 AM
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24. OK, I'll be civil. I used to be a Christian. Now I know I was fucking insane. How's that? nt
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:39 AM
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25. Better. I'll criticize the Catholic Church myself until the cows come home and
then some over bishops dabbling in politics, failing to take responsibility, closing churches etc. But it's offensive and rather juvenile when others snicker at the Resurrection or virgin birth.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:39 PM
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15. He's easy to tear down. I think Obama
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 11:41 PM by Thrill
would like to face him. But Mittens will likely be ripped to shreds in a Republican Primary.

And if he were to win. Conservatives in States like VA and NC simply aren't going to vote for a Mormon. They would rather stay at home
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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:15 AM
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16. Didn't he say, "I go out to hunt varmints, as it were?"
and Stewart pointed out that anyone that uses the term "varmint" and "as it were" in the same sentence has no clue who he's talking to.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:29 AM
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17. Your headline makes me think of these guys
Romney's secret plan?

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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:35 AM
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18. He needs to "go birther" or he is really out of it. The republican party base will only support
birthers.
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:46 AM
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19. And, as a really perceptive DUer put it not too long ago (sorry,
I can't remember the name to properly attribute it), "Romney looks like all the guys who fired your father".
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:55 PM
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29. Romney actually was that guy.
IIRC, Romney made a fortune in the "corporate raider" business, buying companies and stripping them down. When he (rarely) talks about his business experience, it's always light on details.

--imm
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:36 AM
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21. The Most Exciting Mormons in History Are The Osmonds

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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:48 PM
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28. Oh no! They wear their underwear on the outside!
Is it still magic?

--imm
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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:42 AM
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26. He's been campaigning for almost four years straight and he's losing to a megalomaniacal combover
That's just sad.
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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:22 PM
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27. I've read that he has problems connecting with us commoners
So there ya go - he can't even fake being a good con man.

:rofl:
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