How many times do idiots need to be told?—Romney is not a conservative. He said it, Soros said it, and the record speaks for itself. Everything this phony twaddles on the campaign trail is just blah, blah, blah LIES!
And Donald Trump told us today how smart Mittsy is. I haven’t been noticing much intellect there, and I’ve been looking. Seems like now the Wall Street Journal is starting to notice this as well and admit their part in advancing his cause perhaps?
WSJ, read my tagline.
Their comments usually run strongly pro-Romney.
Mitt not only lacks core beliefs, but he doesn't listen to his advisors. Interestingly, this is happening, two days in a row, right after Florida.
Is this over-confidence?
It just gets worse. His number one strength is his “business acumen”. If he gets minimum wage wrong at the outset what other economic policies will he get wrong?
Reagan undid Carter’s destruction of the economy by following sound economics. We don’t need Obama-lite.
Mitt-Witt will prove himself a chip off the old blockhead, his Daddy George Romney was forced out of the ‘68 campaign after making his foolish “I was brainwashed” comment (regarding Vietnam), and little Lord Romney has already proven that he is an oaf and a buffoon, with a political tin ear. I think that part of his motivation in running for President is purely personal, to symbolically vindicate his Daddy, who is now running his own planet somewhere (if you believe Mormon orthodoxy).
You have been warning your neighbors that Wilbur is a flasher. Others who have been flashed confirm your story. Finally, Wilbur flashes himself on the local newschannel and everyone sees him flashing himself. Your neighbors who were reluctant to believe it say ‘you know what I think Wilbur might be a flasher’
Otherwise I wonder if Coulter’s Three Cheers for Zombie Care! woke up some Rombots out of their sleep,too?
On the surfaces this seem incongruous and a misstep for a Republican; however, I wonder if this isn't a strategy employed specifically for the Nevada Primary. Obviously, raising the minimum wage is usually a tactic to gain union support as their contracts are usually tied directly to it. It seems that specifically in Nevada this may be directed towards the large number of union employees in the casino and related tourist industries.
But, there is another reason to do this in Nevada. Newt's major financier is a multi-billionaire casino mogul; automatically raising the minimum wage is a direct threat to this man's "bottom line."
I sure he has no more lack of concern for the 'very poor' as he has for the 'regular' poor and the middle class...
Would suggest that readers of this WSJ thread by Steelfish also read his contribution of Jonah Goldberg's observations on Romney's "not speaking the language naturally," meaning he doesn't speak the language of conservatism.
My post there points out that the problem is much deeper than "language," as this matter of his full embrace of the idea of the minimum wage illustrates.
In the same manner, his revealing comment about "the poor" was not just a gaffe. Such a comment, in its full context as revised by him, did not distinguish the conservative solution to "helping the poor" from the redistributionist idea of "helping the poor" in any manner whatsoever.
Rather, his natural philosophy, as evidenced by these and other debate answers, are just indications that his well of thought on America's core constitutional philosophy is not very deep--and certainly does not include a grounding in the Founders' ideas sufficient to rebut, rebuke, and reveal Obama's firmly-held ideology.
As a result, his "private sector" experience, while impressive and to be commended, has not prepared him for preserving the ideas which made possible his personal success in the Founders' system.