Skip to comments.Game Over, Mittens ( Lost Tape from ABC News About Romney's 2002 Election Campaign for Gov)
Posted on 03/03/2012 2:28:54 PM PST by Red Steel
[Excerpts from the news video] ...
Mitt Romney- "I'm a big believer in getting money where the money is, and the money is in Washington.
I've learned from my Olympic experience, if you have people who really understand how Washington works and have personal associations there, you can get money to help build economic development opportunities. ...
We actually received over 410 million dollars from the Federal Government for the Olympic games. That is a huge increase over anything that I have ever done before. We did that by going after every agency in government.
I believe that the number was over a million dollars of Department of Education funding to buy tickets for kids. This way, we got kids there and we also got additional revenues we didn't have. That kind of creativity is what I want to bring in everything we do. ...
I want to go after every grant, every project, every department..."
On the 2012 campaign trail Mittens goes on the attack,
"Republicans spend too much money, borrowed too much, and earmarked too much, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have to be held accountable. In this race, I'm the only guy who has not spent time in Washington. "
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
Thanks ...... I just Tweeted this to Newt and anyone reading his Tweets will also pick it up. :O)
You find yourself making excuses.
I’d rather you say “yeah well I still like him so I’ll vote for him” which I can live with.
But to twist and dance and make more excuses is kind of lame for a FR poster - even moreso for a presidential candidate.
I wish you were right. But, MittWitt the Mormon Bishop, is being selected by American Christians to be the GOP nominee. I never thought Id see the day. But here we are.
This election will be a liberal vs. a liberal
If there was a more viable alternative, Romney would be severely damaged by this and a slew of other flaws as a GOP candidate in 2012. To the typical primary voter, Romney looks to be the least worst option out there, and I am not sure this quote or much of anything will help one of the other three win.
No excuse. But in fact that is how a legislator must operate. He is, after all, responsible only to his constituents. I suggest you read Federalist #10, by Madison. Indeed the most underrated of our founding fathers. From the Mt.Vernon Conference to the spring of 1790, he was the most effective politician in the country. A political genius of the first water. At the Convention, in the Virginia ratification convention, and in the organization of the new government, he got things done. Leadership in a legislative body is very different than leadership in the executive. You are never your own man. The exceptions prove the rule. But men like John Quincy Adams are the exception; he makes Ron Paul seem like a trimmer, but even he made concessions to get things done, for he knew the name of the game.
Obama is a "liberal?" That makes Chavez a liberal.
I suggest you read _all_ the federalist papers ;)
that is how a legislator must operate
Leadership in a legislative body is very different
You are never your own man
Seem like excuses to me. While I will agree that concessions are the bilateral essence of negotiation, the necessary counterpart of concession is gain... there has to be something worth trading for such concessions. The reason for concessions cannot reasonably be “that is how a legislator must operate”, “Leadership in a legislative body is very different”, and “You are never your own man”.
Too bad the alternatives are Rick “earmarks are good” Santorum and Newt “the ultimate insider” Gingrich.
Because I use a really long rake!
When you sup with the devil
You need a long spoon.
And yet, most of the smear jobs done on Newt were blasts from the past too.....
Herman Cain's take down had too many Chicago machine connections for comfort. The media leads the attack against Santorum. It seems every time a candidate looks like they may take off not only does the Romney/Paul team attack but so does the groups on the left.
I fear that the American people will turn back to a candidate who believes in the wrong things than risk a candidate who believes in nothing and thus appears weak.
Santorum, DNC candidate #3
Newt needs to DITCH the R party, cause it's the same as the D party!
Redistribute the wealth.
This is why the democrats are pushing for Mittens now and think they can defeat him in the general.
Obama, Mittens. Not much difference except that Obama truly hates our country.
You mean, blasater, that you thought the little Republican primary voters could make a sane choice? "Sanity" now means Mittens! It's all they understand. Bob Dole says so too.
Perhaps you should read your tagline again.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.