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Romney says Clinton can 'do a man a lot of good' (BARF)
Associated Press ^ | 9/'25/2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN and KASIE HUNT

Posted on 09/25/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by Alter Kaker

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney is unlikely to win Bill Clinton's vote, but that doesn't mean he can't soak up a bit of the popular former president's luster.

The two men stood side by side Tuesday as Clinton introduced Romney before the GOP candidate's speech to Clinton's annual global conference in New York. Clinton recalled working with Romney to save AmeriCorps, and praised the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to persuade fellow Republicans to support the national service program.

Romney, taking the podium, returned the compliment.

"If there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from Bill Clinton can do a man a lot of good," he said, prompting loud laughter and applause from the crowd.

It was a clear nod to Clinton's speech praising President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention earlier in September, and the slight uptick in the polls that Obama enjoyed soon after.

"All I have to do now is wait a few days for that bounce to happen," Romney quipped.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americorps; bubba; clinton; idiotromney; nomessage; noplan; romney; stupidparty
Uggggh
1 posted on 09/25/2012 8:23:58 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker; tx_eggman

That’s true. It’s WOMEN that need to be nervous around him.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 8:26:50 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Alter Kaker

” Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney is unlikely to win Bill Clinton’s vote, but that doesn’t mean he can’t soak up a bit of the popular former president’s luster. “

Any “luster” on Bill Clinton is likely to be dried semen.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 8:27:02 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Alter Kaker

so it was taken out of context.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 8:27:17 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Alter Kaker
but that doesn't mean he can't soak up a bit of the popular former president's luster.

Luster or DNA evidence?

5 posted on 09/25/2012 8:27:27 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Alter Kaker

I listened to the comments. Romney was just trying to be polite and humorous. Nothing wrong with that.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 8:27:29 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Breaking News? I don’t think so Tim.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 8:28:01 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Alter Kaker

C’mon, we can’t be overreacting to good-natured ribbing. Saw this on the tube and it was pretty funny.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 8:28:16 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Alter Kaker

Clinton is a disgusting person.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 8:28:52 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Alter Kaker
I'm sure Romney's kind words for Bubba will help his poll numbers slightly with brie-eating cocktail party doyennes on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Now why is he there instead of Ohio? I don't get the GOP Elite's obsession with making country club liberals like us.

10 posted on 09/25/2012 8:29:26 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

Clinton is out for himself. He wants to get back into that WH, and the best chance for him to do this is if Romney ‘wins’ the election in 2012, so Hillary can go up against Romney in 2016. Versus Obama really mucking up the country for another 4 years, and then the electorate will want to throw out every RAT with the entire dirty bathwater in 2016, leaving Hillary with a worse uphill battle to get in the WH. Clinton’s no dummy. He’s playing both sides in this game now.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 8:29:29 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Alter Kaker

Actually, Romney reveals (again) that he’s a decent and good man who can crack a good joke.

BTW, Bill Clinton, very likely, is voting for Romney.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 8:30:25 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: JennysCool
C’mon, we can’t be overreacting to good-natured ribbing. Saw this on the tube and it was pretty funny.

Ok fine, but tell me -- why is Romney hanging out with Bill Clinton and Manhattan Upper West Side liberals instead of, I don't know, campaigning in the heartland with people who might actually vote for him?

13 posted on 09/25/2012 8:31:20 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: xzins
Romney was just trying to be polite and humorous. Nothing wrong with that.

Agree!

14 posted on 09/25/2012 8:32:13 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Perdogg
so it was taken out of context.

Contextualize Romney's decision to take a day away from the campaign to support Bill Clinton's foundation? What is Romney getting out of this, aside from sucking up to people who will not support him no matter what he does? I don't get why Republicans crave the approval of the chattering classes.

15 posted on 09/25/2012 8:34:17 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

Sheesh, It was a joke... vain praise of Clinton while mocking Obama... You gotta move through theses circles and you have to do it with a kind of backhanded charm... Reaganesque if you ask me.


16 posted on 09/25/2012 8:34:43 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Alter Kaker

It was a joke


17 posted on 09/25/2012 8:35:09 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Alter Kaker

Well, I’m guessing he was invited to speak and knew there’d be a lot of press around to cover it. Not everything is sinister, you know.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 8:35:46 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: dps.inspect

beat me.i like your follow up too


19 posted on 09/25/2012 8:35:54 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Alter Kaker
Chill, it was a joke. And in a way it was a slam at Obama who had to rely on Clinton to resurrect his standing.

FYI: Clinton, the rapist, molester, philander who had his law license suspended for lying under oath and only the second President to be impeached has an approval rating of 65%. Sick but true.

20 posted on 09/25/2012 8:36:50 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SpinnerWebb

“That’s true. It’s WOMEN that need to be nervous around him.”

Not any more! You need to understand from whence the doctors took the veins to repair his damaged heart. The veins in his legs were unusable!


21 posted on 09/25/2012 8:38:58 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Alter Kaker

Bubba just sat there, with his inbred mouth hanging open, day dreaming about gettin’ it on with a mummy.


22 posted on 09/25/2012 8:39:33 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Clinton’s remarks about Romney’s sterling business career helped him when he was being portrayed as the evil Bain vulture.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT by des
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To: Alter Kaker

Obama is appearing at the same forum. It is just another venue to express his views, which he did well in his defense of free enterprise. And besides the fact that his remarks will garner more MSM coverage than his remarks on the hustings, it is FREE.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Alter Kaker

I think given the right circumstances Bill Clinton could ‘do a lot of good’, the man seems to have the stamina of a mule.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Alter Kaker

Wee Willie kissing up to Slick Willie


26 posted on 09/25/2012 8:43:02 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Perdogg

Romney was basically making a joke. Clinton was credited with a big Obama bounce. So Romney was saying he wonderted if his bounce would happen after being introduced by Clinton.

Good grief, it was an opportunity to speak and people here, I guess, would have preferred Romney to get up and say “Thanks Azzhole”.

Might be funny but it wouldn’t play well. LOL


27 posted on 09/25/2012 8:43:08 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Alter Kaker
"Clinton recalled working with Romney to save AmeriCorps"

Mittster at his finest, working across the aisle on Socialism.

Plus, welcome back, Alter Kaker! You sure took a drubbing on that thread for defending Islam instead of the First Amendment. If you ever care to rejoin that thread, there are a few dozen responses to your post #15 that bear receiving your attention.

28 posted on 09/25/2012 8:43:34 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Alter Kaker

For a second I thought this was satire....


29 posted on 09/25/2012 8:44:14 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Except that Bubba prefers to do women.


30 posted on 09/25/2012 8:44:33 AM PDT by RichInOC (An erect Bill Clinton has no conscience.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Now why is he there instead of Ohio? I don't get the GOP Elite's obsession with making country club liberals like us.

He's going to be here in Ohio today. It seems like every five minutes the radio station is breaking in with traffic alerts and warnings not to bring umbrellas to the rally.

32 posted on 09/25/2012 8:48:59 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Oh boy, if you ever wanted to take your message inside the belly of the beast, this was it. I watched it, Romney didn't pull any punches... he was polite but he spoke of free enterprise, entrepreneurialism and work, and how it is these things that have delivered the greatest freedoms and benefits to mankind that the world has ever known. He interwove these concepts into free trade and he also made it clear, that foreign aid assistance would also be tied to these concepts... no free lunches. He was fairly eloquent and did exude a confidence in the belief that when he is president, these things will be unleashed.

Can't just preach to the choir all the time, and you never know, some in that audience may lean toward those concepts and Romney's presence there just may change some minds. Obama's words are nothing more than sloganeering, while Romney's sound rooted in reality, surely, some there perceive that, however nuanced to their way of thinking.

33 posted on 09/25/2012 8:52:02 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: All

34 posted on 09/25/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: xzins

The problem is Romney is right.

This is a good thing.Makes Obama out to be a liar about Romney.


35 posted on 09/25/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT by tshaun
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To: Uncle Miltie

So because you disagree with me on a completely different subject you’ve now decide to spam unrelated threads? Go for it buddy.


36 posted on 09/25/2012 9:03:23 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker; mickie; flaglady47
Some conservatives are so anal retentive that they pick up on every nit they can find.

These types of (real or phony) compliments between politicians of opposite parties are run-of-the-mill and done all the time. I did it myself when in elective office. It's part of being polite and classy when you find yourself in similar situation....and it's part of not being a sullen boor in a civilized society.

Too many conservatives are terrific in every aspect of ideology, but woefully lacking in knowledge of politiking that goes on in the big leagues, and understanding it.

Screaming wolf on every single little thing, especially if it involves the usual age-old rites connected with campaigning, will result in you-know-what.......being eaten by the wolf.

Leni

37 posted on 09/25/2012 9:07:34 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Alter Kaker

Just thought I’d give you the opportunity to defend your otherwise destroyed argument. :-)


38 posted on 09/25/2012 9:14:08 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: SpinnerWebb

I know someone who once attended a ballgame and drank beer with Clinton. In that narrow context of shooting the bull and getting drunk with him, he found Clinton to be a terrific guy. Somehow I don’t think that’s what Mitt meant though.


39 posted on 09/25/2012 9:31:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The context defined what Mitt meant. He actually said >>a few words from Clinton<< can help a guy out. He didn’t say Clinton can help a guy out.

He was alluding to Clinton speaking for O at their convention.

Then he said he would wait to see if Clinton’s words introducing him at this global initiative event would help HIM out.

It was a joke and also made a point about Obama needing Clinton to help him.


40 posted on 09/25/2012 9:41:09 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Alter Kaker

41 posted on 09/25/2012 10:14:33 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Perdogg

OFF-TOPIC: Daniel Craig to host SNL on 10/6/12.....


42 posted on 09/25/2012 10:30:05 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Hey, has your mother-in-law left the 0bama bandwagon?


43 posted on 09/25/2012 10:44:53 AM PDT by Perdogg
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It’s my MOTHER and, no, she hasn’t left the Obama bandwagon yet.

Very very very frustrating.

Not looking forward to Thanksgiving this year at all!

;-p


44 posted on 09/25/2012 10:59:35 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: txrangerette

In case anyone didn’t notice, at the end of Romney’s speech, quite a few of the participants got up and gave Romney a standing ovation. Mitt gave an excellent speech.


45 posted on 09/26/2012 3:11:33 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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