Skip to comments.Romney needs to get small donors hooked / Weak passion seen for candidate
Posted on 05/07/2012 5:47:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
Wow, look at those enthusiastic faces surrounding Romney!
Now that the race [is] a two-person contest, Mr. Romney ought to be able to bring more small donors in, said Michael J. Malbin, executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute (CFI), a Washington-based think tank. But to do so, some things will have to change. He will have to gain more passionate support or more committed support as opposed to respect. He will have to make a real effort to find these people and go after them. This campaign at several points has said that it was doing so, but we do not see much evidence of that.
Even if Mr. Romney goes after smaller fish, its not clear the GOP rank and file are eager to hop into the presumptive nominees net.
Not unless Im struck by a lightning bolt from on high, said Emma P. Routh from Franklinville, N.C., who fired off a $100 check to Mr. Santorum in March, weeks before the former senator from Pennsylvania dropped out of the race. She said it might take divine intervention to get her to send a similar check to Mr. Romney.
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If obamney wants to WIN, he needs the Palin/Santorum/West types to get him some passioniate voters.
His campaign sent me a request for a donation. It went straight to the garbage.
I don’t think any of those types will ever forgive him for the consequences of his fear of Palin.
I see that over the weekend Ron Paul secured the delegates from 2 more states. It’s getting closer and closer to forcing a brokered conventions.
I really don’t want to vote for Romney.
...you are probably right...here is a good article on Sarah...
Ya think!?! But to win and rouse any enthusiasm, he needs to make clear that this Country cannot survive another four years of the kenyan commie usurper!
He will have to gain more passionate support or more committed support as opposed to respect
No one respects Romney, they only fear an Obama 2nd term and fell once again for the media driven lie that only a moderate can win.
yep... I saw that too.
I personally think Paul is crazy... but who knows... maybe he is crazy like a fox :)
I will be casting my Texas vote for the nut Paul, maybe we can still deny Romney the nomination.
I agree with you.
“Weak passion seen for candidate”
I’ll vote for him, and even take some time to debate with those who aren’t so inclined. But I won’t be giving his campaign one red cent. He had all the money he needed to buy the nomination and he can afford to spend his way to the WH too.
romney knows he didnt win anything, he just outspent candidates who split their votes. He better wake up real quick or he will be the laughingstock of 2012. Can anyone imagine losing to a communist fraud and forger usurper with $16T in debt, 20% unemployment, Record food stamps, $5 gas etc?????
Ain't going to happen. Obomba has every taxpayer's support and has since he pilfered trillions of dollars from us (taxpayers) for his re-election slush funds. Romney, a man of no character or spine, nor his mormon cult can muster enough money to compete with the 100's of millions of American tax payers and the billions of dollars of support from his friends in the muslim brotherhood. Only a true Conservative could've garnered enough of the conservative demoncraps needed to beat obomba. Romney's no conservative and there aren't enough 'independents' to give romney a victory in November nor to justify giving him the Republican nomination but... because Americans are for the most part, ignorant, self-centered, non-repentant moderate/leftist narcissists hell bent on only voting for what's "in it for" them individually we are all screwed.
Four more years of obomba. Count on it.
I have to hold my nose to vote for him. Some choice a Socialist vs a Marxist, a dime’s difference in the 2.
This is how moderates win in TN, 1 moderate, 2 conservatives run, the runner up conservative will not concede to the #1 conservative on principle, and we end up with the likes of Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker and Bill Halsam. ALL VERY RICH PEOPLE to boot.
Romney can buy this on his own. Why would anyone with any sense donate a dime to him?
Yeah, that's really going to be effective, once he debates Obama, and Obama points out that Romney did the exact same things as Governor that Obama did.
He won all the states that he will lose in the General.
He’s Dukakis without the Unibrow.
Go to a Ron Paul meeting before you decide. If social issues tweek your passion, this guy is the democrat party in full drag. Paul is a democrat if you look only at social issues, and the only way he scores on conservative issues is going to all the Gun Shows, Fiscal and money policy. Of course, he wants to steal the nomination. How does this make Paul better than Romeny other than neither is Obama. People will vote for Romeny due to his past 20-years of organizing for the Presidency.
Maybe those guys are Secret Service.
But, c’mon agents. For cryin’ out loud, guys!
We're talking about the Celtics, for Pete's sake!
Lighten' up, fella's. Its the CELTICS!
Same here.. after my 2-year-old granddaughter marked it up with crayons, into the circular file it went.
I totally agree.. Romney is going to have his a** handed to him in November. The sad part is... this was once winnable. Too bad the GOP-e opted for what they hope will be gracious defeat, rather than go for the win.
But then, why would anyone expect anything different from that party?
You absolutely CANNOT win or rouse ANY enthusiasm out of a fear-mongering campaign that says "Vote for me or else we all die!". You will not get passion, you will not get enthusiasm to crawl over broken glass to vote for a turd who is on record, the same as the guy we are told to fear another 4 years from.
Not going to happen because enthusiasm cannot be won that way, plain and hard fact.
Between Romney and Obama, it's not a choice, it's a trap.
ANYTHING WHICH KEEPS MITT ROMNEY FROM GETTING THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION IS A GOOD THING!!! Yes, even voting for the crazy uncle.
"You are all condemned men. We keep you alive to serve Romney. So donate well and live."
If I have any money for politics this fall, it will go to Congressional candidates, especially senate candidates. We need conservatives in Congress to counter either presidential candidate.
Not going to happen. His big money backers want him to represent them, fine, then they can pay for him.
This sounds like the Republican version of the Warren Buffett tax. A billionaire who demands that billionaires pay more in taxes, while evading the taxes he already owes.
In this case, the onerous Romney’s only pitch to conservatives is that they have no choice but to vote for him, even though he utterly disdains both their beliefs and them personally.
It is an excellent political rule of thumb that voters will vote against somebody they intensely dislike, like Obama, but they will not *pay* to support someone they still intensely dislike, just *less*, like the onerous Romney.
Right now, the only way that the onerous Romney will win is if he shuts his mouth. If he offends conservatives any more than he has already done, it will not earn him any money, but they may decide to not vote for any presidential candidate at all, just for conservatives in the House and Senate, hoping that they will at least neuter whoever is elected.
This does raise the issue that the office of the presidency is too powerful, right now, and needs to be taken down a bunch of pegs, that it once again become “co-equal” with the congress and the Supreme Court.
I have a gut feeling history is about to repeat itself, and it is not going to be like 2008. Obama could very well be “one and done” using the college March madness phase.
I'd really like to agree Obama's in trouble, but other than peoples' gut feelings and anecdotal statements, there's no real evidence showing Obama will lose. That RCP electoral vote map (253-170 advantage for Obama) is conservative measure, not including swing states showing Obama with comfortable leads.
The butt ends everybody laughing at will be the GOPers, and party strategists.
Why would there be any passion for a lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal who spent millions lying about his opponents in the primaries?
All he did was depress turn-out for himself in the general election with those types of treacherous tactics.
But we will see.
The pocketbook and the wallet issues still hold sway at Presidential election time.
As I have said, the economic issues is going to be a BIG factor here, as always.
It's a new technology from the Ohio Art company, Etch-A-Sketch cloth. Just give it a shake and it becomes whatever team you're attending.
No kidding? I can't imagine why.
Let's face it - given the almost complete overlap between the two candidates, Romney's natural base is already taken by Obama. All Romney has left is to try to desperately try to convince a bunch of people who don't really like or agree with him that the tiny, tiny little minutiae of differences between him and Obama are really some huge, vast gulf. The going will be rough and uphill for him on that score.
Big donors wanted him, big donors can get him across the finish line.
Me, I don’t want him. Viscerally.
Romney is a root canal.
No one wants it, they hurt, the thought of them make us sick but if you don’t get one, you lose the tooth.
Just ask those guys from the Muslim Brotherhood that Obama appointed to the TSA.
Or anyone in the coal industry.
Or the Supreme Court Justices who LOVE being threatened by Obama and will adore his appointees (does that need a sarcasm tag?)
Or Putin who is waiting until BOs next election.
Etc. etc. etc.
And those could all disappear with the next shake of the Etch-A-Sketch.
I've never respected Mutt.
He’s got GOPE and the corporate welfare queens of Wall Street. Now all he needs is voters!
>>The problem is, that even with the Romney root-canal, you eventually get LockJaw from the botched job he does and end up dying anyway.<<
To quote a brilliant FReeper
(1) You seem to overlook the shenanigans of Obamination in appointing czars, issuing Exec Orders left and right and basically ignoring BOTH the Constitution AND Congress.
(2) If re-elected, He will screw the US Supreme Court for the rest of our lives and most of our kids; lives, issue Allah only knows what new pile of exec orders, continue to trash the fabric of this once great nation, etc, etc, etc.
(3) What SIGNIFICANT action have you seen from ANY of the last round of tea party supported bozos that got elected, other than the occasional NO vote on some stupid piece of legislation. The utter and absolute corruption so rampant in DC quite simply infects EVERYONE who is part of that monstrosity called the US Federal Government. With recognition of Edmund Burke’s prophetic principal about the relationship of power and corruption, may I reword it to fit what we have seen in these latter days of the USA: Power corrupts and ANY SIGNIFICANT amount of power will begin the corruption process, usually not reversible, of most people today beyond any hope of reversal or redemption. (Just review in your own mind for a few moments, the behavior of any member of the & public service sector, from local and county through state and up to federal service, and count up any SIGNIFICANT players who have NOT been corrupted.)
(4) The ONLY thing of ANY significance about the election is to defeat OB or, better yet get him declared ineligible before the election.
(5) And, BTW, OB has set such a horrendous pile of steaming precedents, that I seriously doubt ANY future POTUS will be morally clean enough to resist taking advantage of them, with the possible exception of Sarah Palin.
62 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 11:05:54 AM by CanuckYank
Perhaps at his acceptance speech, Romney can declare "Read my lips: no new taxes!"
>>How is Mr. Etch-a-Sketch going to help with economic issue? <<
At least with the “lesser of two evils” you have a CHANCE that he will not override the congress and constitution. Get a good conservative congress and we at least hold the status quo. Even with a conservative congress, Obama accelerates full steam ahead to Marxism, spouting liberal Supreme Court justices to seal the deal.
The biggest problem I see is that people were infighting SO MUCH that we picked off anyone better than MR. Perhaps we should do better after we avoid becoming Venezuela.
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