Skip to comments.What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?
Posted on 03/13/2010 10:08:52 PM PST by pissant
ts page 258 and suddenly we are back in Campaign Mode. The transition is very abrupt. On pages 256, Romney is describing an interesting program he advocated in Massachusetts: a Parental Preparation Program for every underperforming school district. In order for parents in these districts to enroll their children in public school, the parents would have been required to attend classes themselves, where they would learn about the value of education as well as ways in which they could support their childrens educational experience.
On p. 257, a funny story about Romneys business career, about his unsuccessful attempt to woo a bright young MBA to join Bain in the late 1970s. The MBA declined, preferring to join a college friends startup company. Punchline: I saw Steve Ballmer twenty-five years later at the home of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. He reminded me of my long-ago effort to recruit him. I joked that if hed taken my offer instead of joining Microsoft, hed likely be doing pretty well by now.
And then, p. 258 we are suddenly hearing about the dangers of soft tyranny extinguishing the American entrepreneurial spirit and of the imminent threat from monarchists in spirit. And from there to the end its a long series of salutes to one after another Republican constituency and shibboleth. I am unapologetically pro-life, Romney says on p. 265. Then its on to same-sex marriage and liberal judges attack on the Constitution, and from there to catch-in-throat heroism and sacrifice. I hope I am not belittling any of the gallant people Romney mentions here when I say that these pages read very much like the road-testing of some future nomination acceptance speech.
(Excerpt) Read more at frumforum.com ...
did not GET my vote, that is...
“Required” to attend? Just who the hell does he think he is?
I’ll support a leftist flying a Marxicrat flag before I support a leftist flying a Republican flag.
No more RINOcrats!
I won’t support either. I’ll write in a conservative, just like I did last time.
GovWatch: 1994: did not line up with the NRA. (Feb 2008)
Support the 2nd Amendment AND the assault weapon ban. (Jan 2008)
I support the work of the NRA, but disagree sometimes. (Dec 2007)
Ok to ban lethal weapons that threaten police. (Dec 2007)
Compromise MA gun bills were not gain for gun owner. (Aug 2007)
Supports Second Amendment rights but also assault weapon ban. (May 2007)
Will support assault weapons bill and Brady Bill. (Aug 1994)
An empty chair......because it’s not happening
Romney is a deal-maker. As president I expect to see him meeting the Democrats half-way on all kinds of issues, and calling it success.
Which is exactly what I don’t want in the next president. I want someone who doesn’t want to meet them half-way, he wants to win them over. Or defeat them. Thats not a Romney.
What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?
Nothing, because he is never going to be president.
“What can voters expect from Romney?”
A RINO - just like David Frum
What voters can expect from a candidate Romney is a President Obama.
Not by my vote.
I don’t expect nothin’ cause I don’t expect there will be a president Romney.
A message the GOP needs to hear so loud their ears ring.
McCain would be far superior to this. Romney wants to force parents to classes? The caretakers and breadwinners of the family unit? Surely this doesn’t pass the laugh test.
“Meeting them halfway” is ludicrous when they keep scooting left.
*Slick Willard Barf Alert Ping*
Mitt’s $$$ couldn’t beat McDEMOCRAT from AZ in 2008. Mitt is a loser.
I agree. Its what too many of our Repubs do, though. No matter how crazy left the Dems go, you'll find Repubs trying to reach across the aisle, trying to be bipartisan, trying to find common cause, and on and on. Except during election season, when they suddenly get their conservative principles out of cold storage until after they are reelected.
Guys like McCain, and Graham, and I think Romney too.
What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?
Special underwear for everyone in the U.S. ... :-)
If he runs it could get Obama reelected.
Time to step it up and Romney isn't the go to guy IMO
Mike Pence needs to begin making a lot of noise.
The thought makes my stomach turn.
Romney has no chance. He's mormon; he's a RINO and a psuede-shoe phoney. 3 strikes and you're OUT!
Ping to Post #30. ;-)
NOT ANOTHER F**KING RINO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Another liar working on the side of the lefties.
An article about a jerk by a jerk.
Voters can awake from a bad dream and say, “Oh good, it was just a nightmare”.
Sarah Palin’s got my vote if I have to write it in.
If Romney is the GOP candidate, the terrorists win.
They can expect more of the same globalist destruction of our country that we’ve seen for about 30 years.
I’m not a Romney fan, but in this particular area he is correct. Don’t know if this is the best way, but it is clear at least to me, that one of the major problems today is parents having (seemingly) no interest or involvement with their own children, as it applies to their eduction.
Seems as if most expect the schools to raise their kids with the parents going about doing their own thing
Romney: Another commie, with nicer hair.
John Edwards had nice hair.
“John Edwards had nice hair.”
What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?
Someone who can win and who would be a quantum improvement over the current occupant.
If Romney runs for the Presidency we can expect another 4 years from Obama.
RINO Stake President Romney is under the delusion that words like "require," shall," and "mandate" within government programs and legislation are acceptable to Conservatives.
FRUM! loves hims some Myth. David Frum is the subject of this hilarious People’s Cube postings (David Frum is currently writing a book, I Am Just Like Ann Coulter, Only With A Penis):
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.
The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006
"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,
[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005
Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>
"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!
Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006