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Team Romney Must Sharpen Its Message
Creators.com ^ | 9/11/12 | David Limbaugh

Posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

The November elections are a Republican landslide begging to materialize, but will the GOP make it happen? I believe so. I'm not buying these negative polls, but to increase our chances, let's sharpen the message, not dilute it.

A recent Fox News story reports that Romney and Ryan are both beginning to emphasize a bipartisan message rather than sharpen the contrasts between Obama's manifest failures and their plan for America. They must not follow this suicidal path.

Now is not the time for them to go all John McCain on us and downplay what Obama has done or to apologize for their own winning message. In the campaign's homestretch, they must bring more passion and urgency. It's not enough to calmly assure the American people that they'll do better. They must convince them they believe with every fiber of their beings that the nation, as we know it, would not survive four more years of Obama's assault — that unless Obama is defeated, their children will not enjoy the same America they have enjoyed.

Their message should be: Sure, President Obama inherited a tough economy. But enough already. He knew and stated how bad it was, and he promised that if we implemented his agenda, the economy and debt would vastly improve. He implemented his agenda, yet the economy is still doing terribly, and the debt is dramatically worse. He still refuses to accept responsibility for his failures. He has no new ideas and offers the same failed policies and promises nothing but prolonged malaise if he's re-elected. Under a second Obama term, we'd experience catastrophic financial collapse.

Romney/Ryan rejects the defeatist idea that economic malaise is inevitable. Historically, the worse the recession the stronger the recovery, except with Obama, who has given us the worst recovery in 50 years.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidlimbaugh; romney2012; romneyryan; sharpenthemessage

1 posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:45 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney needs to dump the yes men and start listening to the right wingers who dislike him. We won’t tell him what he wants to hear but we will tell him the truth.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 7:13:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Evil Slayer

.....and use it to skewer 0bama.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 7:14:09 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney CANNOT flinch. He has to be relentless.

I am pretty sure that Ryan is capable of keeping “O’s” feet to the fire.

However, Romney may likely revert to be the ‘old school’ Conservative ‘Mr. Niceguy’! That will NOT work!

We’re beyond that and Romney can’t expect any positive results by being considerate of “O” personally OR his lack of competence, etc.

Take off the gloves and duke it out! It IS called Politics, right?


4 posted on 09/11/2012 7:16:08 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree.

Romney faces a big problem if he does not fight.

FIGHT Romney.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 7:17:19 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Evil Slayer

If Wimpy continues his milquetoast ways I may not vote at all .


6 posted on 09/11/2012 7:25:50 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Evil Slayer

The Romney campaign is worse than John McCane’s in 2008. At least with McCane, Sarah Palin was was visible and bringing up the issues. While I live in South Dakota, a solidly red state, it borders Iowa and Minnesota so there should be some spill over ads in my media market and yet I see or hear nothing from the Romney camp. Romney who at times showed some fire in the belly during the primary debates appears stiff, wooden and lackluster. Even Ryan shows little of the fire and zeal I saw with Sarah Palin. What is wrong with this campaign? Romney should be cleaning up give the state of the economy and mood of the country. I fear November will be a replay of 2008.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 7:26:38 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Romney faces a big problem if he does not fight.

FIGHT Romney.

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He is who he is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDuA1yuQo6E


8 posted on 09/11/2012 7:28:00 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Evil Slayer

The reason that we are in this mess in the first place is that Dems wage take-no-prisoners war and Republicans play by garden party rules. The Dems are out to destroy this country whether they realize it or no. Our lives are at stake. The Founding Fathers pledged “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”. It will take nothing less today. Marxist are a lot more dangerous and evil than GeorgeIII.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 7:34:29 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: The Great RJ

“I fear November will be a replay of 2008”

I think you are correct. At the primary polls this morning in NH I saw about a 3 to 1 ratio of dems to repubs... sad. I see no enthusiasm for Romney in NH


10 posted on 09/11/2012 7:36:56 AM PDT by CapnJack
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To: sushiman

Obama sends you his love.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:38:45 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

I have watched a few of Ryan’s stump speeches.

I cringe when he comes out with this line: ‘Obama is a nice guy. It is his policies that are bad.’

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That sounds too much like the campaign John McCain tried to run, and we know how that failed.

Romney won the primaries because of how he fought against Gingrich and Santorum.

“Obama is a nice guy ... “ isn’t going to cut it.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:43:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: cripplecreek

“Romney needs to dump the yes men and start listening to the right wingers who dislike him. We won’t tell him what he wants to hear but we will tell him the truth.”

You’ll vote for him if he does all those things you want him to do?.......I didn’t think so. You’ll be happier to see 0bama get another 4 years. Here’s a little suggestion for you Anybody-but-Romney folks: Don’t tell us how he should run his campaign. You want him to lose anyway. On Election Day, while you’re feeling pious for refusing to vote for the only viable chance of getting rid of the Marxist, the rest of us will be doing just that.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:50:23 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: SMARTY
Mitt, this finger's for YOU!! If you're man enough, why don't you do something about it. Otherwise, I'm going to keep giving it to you.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: TomGuy
I cringe when he comes out with this line: ‘Obama is a nice guy. It is his policies that are bad.’

Here is video of John McCain yesterday at a Town Hall Meeting where he twice told concerned questioners that Sen. Obama is a "decent family man," and that "you don't have to be scared of Sen. Obama as President."

*siiiiiiighhhhh*

They just never. Ever. EVER learn, do they?

15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:58:29 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: SMARTY

Short and sweet, Smarty. I am copying your comments and sending it to Romney. Hope you don’t mind.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 8:00:40 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Ronald_Magnus

I’m actually suggesting something to make him a better candidate.

You’re the genius using the same winning strategy of attacking all criticism that lost the race for McCain in 08.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 8:01:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
the same winning strategy of attacking all criticism that lost the race for McCain in 08.

A significant portion of Mittens' campaign brain trust, this time out, is comprised of bumblers and maladroits fresh from the epic exercise in failure and humiliation that was the McCain '08 (*snort*) "juggernaut"... so: no surprises, there. ;)

18 posted on 09/11/2012 8:09:28 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Bitsy

Of course... however it’s pretty sad if Romney doesn’t know this ALREADY, without our telling him!


19 posted on 09/11/2012 8:09:53 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
A significant portion of Mittens' campaign brain trust, this time out, is comprised of bumblers and maladroits fresh from the epic exercise in failure and humiliation that was the McCain '08 (*snort*) "juggernaut"... so: no surprises, there. ;)

And if he loses the reaction will be the same. Blame the VP choice.
20 posted on 09/11/2012 8:13:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
And if he loses the reaction will be the same. Blame the VP choice.

Absolutely. To repeat something posted elsewhere hereabouts, earlier this A.M.:

"In desperation, as the conservative voting base's lack of enthusiasm becomes increasingly and undeniably palpable, throw them a 'sop' in the form of a sacrificial conservative in the VP slot -- Palin last time out, Ryan this year. (This handily serves a double purpose. as it gives the Karl Rove/National Review GOP-e faction somebody to blame, after the fact, for their anointed CINO du jour's inevitable electoral thumping in the general. I honestly don't envy poor Ryan the shabby treatment he'll doubtless be receiving at the hands of supposed friends and political compatriots, just a few short months from now.)"

21 posted on 09/11/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: TomGuy

If only Romney would fight O like he fought Gingrich and Santorum. This election should be a cakewalk for ANY Republican.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 8:21:07 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

I guess you just don’t get it. Romney won’t win or lose this election based on what a few conservatives say on the internet about him. He’s going to win or lose on the merits of his campaign. Not a single poster on FR has the power to force Romney to lose this election, if Romney wants to win. It’s his for the taking.

So, come election day, if Romney loses, blame him, not some scapegoat you have dreamed up.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 8:33:27 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Jane Long
Rush Limbaugh back in December.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why has Governor Mitt Romney not had a so-called "surge"? We hear "surge" used with basically every Republican nominee, but you don't see that "surge" with Governor Romney.

RUSH: Well, every poll I've seen of Republican primary voters, he can't crack 30 percent. It has been curious. And you look at it from the reverse, 70 percent of Republican voters want somebody else. This is why we have the phenomenon of the "Not-Romney." Bachmann was the "Not-Romney" for a while. Herman Cain was the "Not-Romney." Now Newt is the "Not-Romney." I think it boils down to something that's not complicated at all. Republican primary voters are conservative. They don't believe that Romney is. They believe that he will stick a finger in the air and moisten it and see which way the winds are blowing and try to get in that direction. They remember that Romney said he believes in global warming and he believes that man is causing it. Well, conservatives don't believe that. They believe it's a hoax. Conservatives know that the whole story of man-made global warming is a hoax. And they're not going to get excited by a candidate who is trying to gain favor with non-Republican primary voters by articulating that stuff.

Here's the big problem, Greta, for the Republicans. And I am a lone wolf on this. The rule of thumb in elections, both parties, 40 percent are going to vote Democrat automatically, whatever you do, 40 percent are going to vote Republican, automatic, no matter what you do. And in the middle, who do we have? The precious, God love them, independents and the moderates. And they are the targets. They are the focus of every election. And our brilliant campaign consultants tell our candidates they are the ones that know how to go get a majority of those independents. And we have, as Republicans, put ourselves in prison to this whole silly notion that you only win elections by moving to the center and getting great independents. Fine and dandy, but if you squander your base in the process, you haven't a prayer.



Rush Goes On the Record with Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren
24 posted on 09/11/2012 8:33:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMARTY

Agreed but it needs to be said and they need to know what we are feeling!


25 posted on 09/11/2012 8:36:06 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Jane Long

The debates with any momentum that follows will make the difference on which side wins.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: cripplecreek

Romney/Ryan need to address the Paulbots. We need their support.


27 posted on 09/11/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

Its far more than just the paulbots.


28 posted on 09/11/2012 8:47:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bitsy

In the debates... Romney needs to beat him up and take his lunch money!!


29 posted on 09/11/2012 8:49:53 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY

Romney needs to beat him up

Beat him! Beat him with a stick, then take his lunch money and give him a one way ticket back to Kenya! Let him destroy what little they have there. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Anyway, we have to keep repeating what should be done. Some of my friends say I won’t sign that petition because to have a petition it means you have to physically sign it and add your address, etc. I feel, while maybe they are right, people need to know how we feel on issues. If they want your e-mail address they are going to have to listen to you first - then you just delete their e-mails.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 9:02:20 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Evil Slayer

Team Romney must get it through their well-coifed yet thick heads that there is no more bipartisanship. The opposition has changed and these are not the “Hubert Humphrey” Democrats of the past.

It used to be true that Democrats and Republicans held the same vision for America, and differed only in how to get there. But that is no longer the case.

The Social-Democrat party of today poses a dire threat to the Constitution and to our very way of life. They must not succeed in November.


31 posted on 09/11/2012 9:06:54 AM PDT by DNME (Something wicked this way comes ... if not before the election then after. Dig in deep.)
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To: Evil Slayer

We will see if the voters wised up in the last for years or stay stuck on stupid.


32 posted on 09/11/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT by Vaduz
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