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What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?
FF ^ | 3/13/10 | David Frum

Posted on 03/13/2010 10:08:52 PM PST by pissant

t’s 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 children’s educational experience.”

On p. 257, a funny story about Romney’s 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 friend’s 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 he’d taken my offer instead of joining Microsoft, he’d 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 it’s a long series of salutes to one after another Republican constituency and shibboleth. “I am unapologetically pro-life,” Romney says on p. 265. Then it’s 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.

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They can expect that he did not my vote. And they'd be right.
1 posted on 03/13/2010 10:08:53 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

did not GET my vote, that is...


2 posted on 03/13/2010 10:11:41 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

“Required” to attend? Just who the hell does he think he is?

Cindie


3 posted on 03/13/2010 10:11:52 PM PST by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: pissant

I’ll support a leftist flying a Marxicrat flag before I support a leftist flying a Republican flag.

No more RINOcrats!


4 posted on 03/13/2010 10:12:56 PM PST by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
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To: Fichori

I won’t support either. I’ll write in a conservative, just like I did last time.


5 posted on 03/13/2010 10:13:35 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

God forbid...


6 posted on 03/13/2010 10:13:44 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: pissant

7 posted on 03/13/2010 10:14:12 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: pissant

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)


8 posted on 03/13/2010 10:14:14 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: pissant

(Go DH!)


9 posted on 03/13/2010 10:14:28 PM PST by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
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To: pissant

An empty chair......because it’s not happening


10 posted on 03/13/2010 10:15:18 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: pissant

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.


11 posted on 03/13/2010 10:16:53 PM PST by marron
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To: pissant

What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?

Nothing, because he is never going to be president.


12 posted on 03/13/2010 10:18:22 PM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: pissant

“What can voters expect from Romney?”

A RINO - just like David Frum


13 posted on 03/13/2010 10:18:53 PM PST by Eterna1Soldier
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To: pissant

What voters can expect from a candidate Romney is a President Obama.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 10:20:59 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: pissant

Not by my vote.

EVER!


15 posted on 03/13/2010 10:22:43 PM PST by onedoug
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To: pissant

I don’t expect nothin’ cause I don’t expect there will be a president Romney.


16 posted on 03/13/2010 10:24:49 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: pissant
The only positive thing would be that he would be polluting Washington instead of polluting California!
17 posted on 03/13/2010 10:25:14 PM PST by dalereed
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To: DannyTN

A message the GOP needs to hear so loud their ears ring.


18 posted on 03/13/2010 10:25:53 PM PST by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
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To: pissant

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.


19 posted on 03/13/2010 10:26:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: marron

“Meeting them halfway” is ludicrous when they keep scooting left.


20 posted on 03/13/2010 10:27:24 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Allegra; American Constitutionalist; campaignPete R-CT; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ..

*Slick Willard Barf Alert Ping*


21 posted on 03/13/2010 10:29:19 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: pissant

Mitt’s $$$ couldn’t beat McDEMOCRAT from AZ in 2008. Mitt is a loser.


22 posted on 03/13/2010 10:30:20 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: pissant
Governors get chosen for President because we can look at how they did in the executive office that is closest to the Presidency. Sometimes people forget to look at just how well, or poorly Mitt Romney did in his role as executive office holder, here is the result, terribly.

Governor Romney leaves office with 34% approval, 65% disapproval, I don't think that it gets any worse than this.
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23 posted on 03/13/2010 10:31:08 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

FUMR!


24 posted on 03/13/2010 10:34:10 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck
“Meeting them halfway” is ludicrous when they keep scooting left.

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.

25 posted on 03/13/2010 10:35:56 PM PST by marron
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To: pissant
What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?

Special underwear for everyone in the U.S. ... :-)

26 posted on 03/13/2010 10:36:51 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: pissant
President? Which country is he running for?

If he runs it could get Obama reelected.

Time to step it up and Romney isn't the go to guy IMO

27 posted on 03/13/2010 10:38:54 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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Mike Pence needs to begin making a lot of noise.


28 posted on 03/13/2010 10:39:48 PM PST by jla (http://blogpimpin.blogspot.com/)
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To: pissant; fieldmarshaldj
I hope we never have to worry about what to think of a President Romney.

The thought makes my stomach turn.

29 posted on 03/13/2010 10:40:20 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: martin_fierro
Beautiful photoshop job! That's my favorite photo of psued-shoe boy with his glove. Love it!

Romney has no chance. He's mormon; he's a RINO and a psuede-shoe phoney. 3 strikes and you're OUT!

31 posted on 03/13/2010 10:44:47 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: humblegunner

Ping to Post #30. ;-)


32 posted on 03/13/2010 10:49:33 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: pissant

NOT ANOTHER F**KING RINO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 03/13/2010 10:51:11 PM PST by zimfam007 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: pissant
The voters can expect a catastrophe just this side of Obama...and they can also expect to hear me say...again...I told you not to vote for this fool. Please don't make me have to say that again.
34 posted on 03/13/2010 10:52:35 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: pissant

Another liar working on the side of the lefties.


35 posted on 03/13/2010 11:00:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pissant

An article about a jerk by a jerk.


36 posted on 03/13/2010 11:04:42 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: pissant

Voters can awake from a bad dream and say, “Oh good, it was just a nightmare”.


37 posted on 03/13/2010 11:05:28 PM PST by This Just In
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To: pissant

Sarah Palin’s got my vote if I have to write it in.


38 posted on 03/13/2010 11:07:23 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: pissant

39 posted on 03/13/2010 11:10:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: pissant

If Romney is the GOP candidate, the terrorists win.


40 posted on 03/13/2010 11:17:58 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: pissant

They can expect more of the same globalist destruction of our country that we’ve seen for about 30 years.


41 posted on 03/14/2010 12:19:02 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: gardencatz

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


42 posted on 03/14/2010 12:33:16 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: pissant

Romney: Another commie, with nicer hair.


43 posted on 03/14/2010 1:51:11 AM PST by poobear
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Romney: Another commie, with nicer hair.

John Edwards had nice hair.

44 posted on 03/14/2010 3:44:17 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

“John Edwards had nice hair.”

Yeah?


45 posted on 03/14/2010 3:48:30 AM PDT by poobear
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To: pissant

What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?

Someone who can win and who would be a quantum improvement over the current occupant.


46 posted on 03/14/2010 4:11:49 AM PDT by PAR
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To: pissant

If Romney runs for the Presidency we can expect another 4 years from Obama.


47 posted on 03/14/2010 4:14:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: pissant
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 children’s educational experience.”

RINO Stake President Romney is under the delusion that words like "require," shall," and "mandate" within government programs and legislation are acceptable to Conservatives.

48 posted on 03/14/2010 4:37:20 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Eterna1Soldier

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):
http://thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?t=3117


49 posted on 03/14/2010 5:09:19 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: pissant

MITT ROMNEY - THE PROVEN BAD GOVERNOR

"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


50 posted on 03/14/2010 5:16:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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