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Posted on 04/25/2012 7:39:24 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
Mitt Romney is weird. When the Obama reelection campaign early in the cycle made the mistake of indicating that its strategy would be to imply that Mitt Romney is weird by repeatedly telling Politico that it planned on calling Mitt Romney weird, Romneys camp countered by causing a brief and not particularly sincere media brouhaha over whether weird is code for Mormon. Plenty of Americans think Mormons are weird, yes, but in this case, the simple fact is Mitt Romney is weird, entirely apart from his religion.
All video of him attempting to interact with normal humans is cringe-inducing, as a cursory YouTube search quickly demonstrates. (Martin Luther King Day, Jacksonville, Fla., 2008: Mitt poses for a picture with some cheerful young parade attendees. As he squeezes in to the otherwise all-black group, he says, apropros of nothing, Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof!) He seems to have been told that small talk is mostly made up of cheerfully delivered non sequiturs.
Romney recently told People magazine, I tasted a beer and tried a cigarette once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again. Im not sure we should believe him. Theres no way in hell I can imagine Mitt Romney loosening up enough to have a beer.
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
You think they were hard on W? You ain't seen nuthin' yet.
I believe Weird Willard is actually a robot.
GOP-E, he’s all yours....enjoy....I won’t be a part of it.
I understand that FR is not a pro-Romney site, but since he will be the nominee and is less bad than Obama, why should it become an anti-Romney site?
When gauging a man’s weirdness, I look at his wife.
If she seems ok, he’s probably not as bad as you think.
Mittens & Mother of 5 are definitely less weird than Mooch & Barry.
That’s just the nature of this site. All or nothing.
Holy cow....I'm beginning to think this guy IS a robot, and that he's on the verge of a systems blowout.
He’s an Auton not a robot.
“I understand that FR is not a pro-Romney site, but since he will be the nominee and is less bad than Obama”
You comparison is simply a lie situational conservatives tell themselves to justify voting for a democrat with an (R) after his name.
That's where I'm at as well. They pushed romney on the voters...now they can live with it and run the show against Obama on their own.
It was my pleasure to tell the caller from the GOP I would be voting conservative and it would not be for Romney. A slight pause.. then they continued their script to solicite money...with each breath lowering the amount they wanted. My answer was NO I would not be supporting the GOP under any circumstances as they had proven they are not listening to the American people and what they want.
Obama is so gay.
Oh...do you believe that we should all just cast aside principle and kiss his ring now after he spent millions in destroying the candidacy of other candidates?
The article is just the vanguard of the attack that will now be unleashed on Romney by the press. He has no chance in hell of defeating Obama. I, for one, will hold him responsible for giving Obama a second term.
I’m not sure how Jim’s going to handle this awkward place....I can’t see FR supporting either...rather focusing on conservative bills...topics and those who represent us in congress.
Such as with Scotus...opposing those who will not abide by the constitution. No matter how the picture is there are still conservative prinicples we can fight for...
Good job, caww.
I like it!
When Ann speaks and he is next to her, he has this wierd half smile on his face...same one he had during the debates, no matter what the other candidates were saying about him. Reminds me of the Joker.
In the vid, his hand is flung across the women’s shoulder in a creepy way, coming forward too far over her shoulder.
Obviously, he is trying to be cool...but the inappropriate gesture makes the photo op all the more wierd.
Romney is a full on liberal socialist who runs as a republican because he knows that some will vote GOP no matter what.
Its pretty obvious that many would vote for Obama is he changed parties and that’s no exaggeration.
In four years the lions’ share of rabid Romney supporters, will deny they ever did.
(Best be careful w/such language in a thread being contributed to by a nominal Hindu [Reaganaut1])
"Grenell isn't the first out gay person to serve as a high-level staffer to a GOP nominee, but as far as I can tell, he is the first such press spokesman -- the first to serve as the public face of the all-but-certain Republican nominee -- and on the historically sensitive issue of national security, no less."
Why would ANY conservative support Romney?
"I wont be voting for Romney. If he gets the nomination, Ill be campaigning full time against him. There will be NO campaign for an abortionist, homo agenda pushing, gun grabbing, big government, mandate loving, statist, RINO, political whore on FR. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever!!
Anyone who doesnt like that is more than welcome to take his RINO loving free speech rights elsewhere."
Rebellion is brewing.
GO TEA PARTY!!!
You can only make this argument if you take conservatives collectively...
Individually...no...The overwhelming # of conservatives settled for McCain...and before that shifted to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choices in the '08 race...just like many shifted down in 2012...
Same thing in 1990s with Bob Dole.
It's not too much to ask that the guy you vote for isn't pro-abortion, doesn't have a liberal-judge appointment track record, isn't THE pioneer on big govt socialistic healthcare...
Otherwise, what's the diff 'tween him & the (d) guy???
What's now the key differences anymore with the (R) & (D) parties when the GoP-establishment gives us Romney?
If I wanted someone to the left of LBJ & his welfare state, I'd have joined the Dems.
And just what office have you run for? I am a Precinct Committeeman, an office I was elected to hold. My "duty" is to my state and country, NOT to follow the lead of Karl Rove.
You are perfectly welcome to follow YOUR duty whatever the hell it is.
It's relative. If Romney was a moderate with a few blemishes, FR would probably back him. If Romney was who he claimed to be in his campaign speeches, FR would probably back him
But Romney's record is pro-abortion, pro-sodomy=marriage, pro-Romneycare the model for Obamacare, anti-gun, pro-big government.
Were left asking what's the difference between Obama and Romney. And were coming up with so little that it's not worth voting for a GOP-labeled liberal and having the liberal agenda attached to the GOP. Let the Obama and the democrats reap the failures from the liberal agenda.
As an example, what’s the first thing that Romney did, once it was clear he had the nomination? Named an open gay person to be his main spokeman.
That’s a conservative? I don’t think so.
I have to watch it. Creepy is the perfect word to describe Willard. I don’t exaggerate when I say he makes my skin crawl....I’ve been having that reaction to him since the earliest debates.
This forum is probably going to officially be a pro-Virgil Goode forum.
After I vote for Newt in the California primary I am going to re-register in the Constitution Party and vote for their candidate.
If Romney is going to be elected he is going to do it with the votes of Northeastern Liberal Republicans, liberal democrats who are disillusioned with Obama and liberal uninformed independents.
That is his target constituency.
They can have him.
I'm on board with that.
In effect Romney's election ends any pretense that there is any opposition party at all. What ever roadblocks there have been to a socialist agenda will have evaporated.
Huh? Reaganaut is a Christian, isn’t she?
Same here. I’ve already voted in the Ohio primary and done my duty. Romney won by about a vote and that largely because the media spent a month tearing Santorum down. The party’s arcane rules didn’t permit our candidates access to delegates, but did permit outsiders to vote in their primary.
Can you imagine? Your own candidates don’t qualify, but democrats do? Absolutely insane!
So, I’m a Virgil Goode supporter for this election. He is pro-life, pro-God, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-American worker over illegal, pro-controlled border, pro-Americans secure in their persons and papers, pro-best military in the world....everything a conservative could want.
“It’s become a clearinghouse for orthodox conservatives to demand 100% purity from politicians...”
Or the republicans can offer a candidate that is 50 percent conservative...
That is his target constituency.
They can have him.
Exactly, if the GOP wants to keep nominating liberals they need to figure out a way to get them elected without my help.
I don’t expect you to see it like I do. What kind of conservative would want to run for office when they will be in the crosshairs of the media, the political opposition, AND their political allies? Only the kind who will tolerate the pressure as long as they can exercise control over others. This is the environment we have so these are the candidates we will get. That is until one of us decides to make such a sacrifice to advance freedom. I certainly don’t want to run for president and put my family through that kind of hell so I’m in no position to tell others they should. Since I didn’t apply for the head chef job, I will order from the menu.
He sounds like a FREEPER!
Does anyone know his Freeper name? :-)
If you have to ask, you probably won’t understand...
Ask him how he’s going to do it.
Wow. You must have a tin-ear.
Romney Obama the Same
Romney is GOP ‘s Obama lite wannabe.
She is...she is not on this thread yet...reaganaut1 is the current poster.
Sounds good to me.
Can you post some source verification for Virgil's conservative principles as very soon the surrender-monkey Mitt supporters will be on here with their "a vote for Goode is a vote for Obama" rants.
Well hello Stuart...you do seem to pop up with questions you can never quite get the answer you're looking for.
I suggest you go right to the source and ask him yourself. I don't carry 'stuarts' water.
I trust the owner...he'll do whatever he determines is best for conservatisim.
And I hope it does become exactly that. Goode is the real deal: a true conservative. He represented the congressional district next to mine and I heard/read nothing but good commentary on him during that time.
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