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With so much money raised why is Mr. Romney not fighting back?
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Posted on 08/10/2012 7:13:09 AM PDT by indianyogi

Suddenly, I am geting this sinking feeling that Mr. Romney is going to fail just like Mr. McCain in his mission. The reason is both men do not fight back. They do not fight back dirty. What is their problem? What good is all that money for?


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1 posted on 08/10/2012 7:13:14 AM PDT by indianyogi
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To: indianyogi

He can’t tap that money until he is formally nominated.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 7:15:35 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: indianyogi

It is beginning to look like Mr. Romney has the best knife in the gun fight.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 7:15:58 AM PDT by Dansong
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To: indianyogi

Relax.

The Olympics are on.

The VP hasn’t even been named.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 7:16:14 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: indianyogi

There are limitations on how much he can spend prior to becoming the official nominee. After the convention, look for a huge media surge.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 7:16:18 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: indianyogi

I was under the impression that Romney couldn’t spend his money until he’s officially named the candidate, that money raised for the election can’t be spent while he’s still only the presumptuous candidate.

Of course, I don’t normally do impressions...!


6 posted on 08/10/2012 7:16:56 AM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: indianyogi

Has to be officially nominated. Dont worry the truth about barry will be out there no matter how much the lamestream media tries to hide it


7 posted on 08/10/2012 7:17:45 AM PDT by italianquaker ( 17 percent of the tea partiers support barry obama, the fox poll said so lol)
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To: indianyogi

He is prohibited under campaign law from spending the money he has raised since the primary until after the Convention at the end of this month.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: indianyogi
Here in PA oblamo is running 4 ads to every Romney ad.

PA could be in play, but that window will close quickly if Mitt can't/doesn't defend himself.

9 posted on 08/10/2012 7:19:03 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: indianyogi

Romney fought plenty dirty during the primary, which is one of the reasons many conservatives don’t like him very much. He has shown that he has a sharp group of campaign advisers who respond quickly to attacks. And he has invested a large fortune of his own money getting this far. He is out raising large sums of money, and my guess is that he’s counting on the fact that most people are not paying a lick of attention to the presidential race right now.

Romney and the super PACs are going to roll into the conventions with large sums of money in the bank, with an Obama team that has shot every arrow in their quiver and most of their money. I think he’s keeping the powder dry until the conventions, and then it’s going to be Romney ads all day and night until November.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 7:21:27 AM PDT by pie_eater
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To: indianyogi
It’s still early. The news cycle is preoccupied with the Olympics. Romney has a lot more money and is likely holding his powder for an all out blitz in a month or so. IMO he won’t fail like McCain because he is nothing like McCain. The McCain Palin ticket was never ever intended to win, just a half rotten bone for us dogs to chew on while the rock star ascended to his rightful place on the White House thrown.

Now that the novelty of the Obomination has worn off what does the incumbent really have?
11 posted on 08/10/2012 7:23:56 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: indianyogi

Besides the money issue, historically people don’t start paying attention until after Labor Day.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: indianyogi

...for the same reason that the Marines didn’t invade Iwo Jima on December 8, 1941.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 7:25:23 AM PDT by Former War Criminal (Who am I? Why am I here?)
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To: indianyogi

Because Mitt Dole, uh McCain, uh Romney is a putz.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 7:27:30 AM PDT by Third Person ( A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: indianyogi

I’d also like to see Romney hit back harder, but he is hitting back. I’m actually pleasantly surprised at some of the campaign commercials I’ve seen lately. In comparison, some of Obama’s have been downright creepy.

But as has been mentioned above, most people aren’t really paying attention yet and he’d be wise to hold off until closer to the election when more are engaged and the money will be more wisely spent.

It’s still summer. People are still vacationing, spending time with their kids and enjoying the weather. Once fall comes around, the weather starts to turn, and more people are inside watching TV (plus football season will be in full swing - when a lot of people are watching), hopefully we’ll see the Romney campaign in high gear.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 7:31:01 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Third Person

You should read and learn from your own tagline.


16 posted on 08/10/2012 7:32:51 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: indianyogi
I was kinda hoping he was waiting until after the convention to give it all to the Palin/West ticket. :-)

As an aside, if Romney can not spend his money until after he is nominated, how can the non-nominated Obama spend his?

17 posted on 08/10/2012 7:37:21 AM PDT by onceone (0311, K Co., 3/5 1st Mar Div, RVN '68)
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18 posted on 08/10/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: onceone

It’s time for some punching power! Mittens is way too soft. I’m not a huge fan of Krispy Christie, but I do like his attitude!


19 posted on 08/10/2012 7:41:11 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: indianyogi

Because he is winning. watch the two campaigns and especially the desperation from Obama. That tells you where things are.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 7:42:44 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: chaos_5

Personally, I think Obama’s (and his peoople’s) incompetence is on display here. Romney is clearly in his element and, like a good comedian, understands that timing is to politics (and comedy) what location is to real estate.


21 posted on 08/10/2012 7:43:45 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: chrisser

Those that think Mitt isn’t a fighter to me weren’t paying attention during the Primaries.. He was down right nasty during the primaries and I have no doubt he’ll fight as down and dirty as needed.

However as others have correctly pointed out, much of Mitt’s money cannot be spent until AFTER he is nominated, and right now its the tail end of summer vacation and the olympics are on. Huge media buys right now aren’t pretty much torching money.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 7:44:15 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: MDspinboyredux
there are limitations on how much he can spend prior to becoming the official nominee. After the convention, look for a huge media surge.

I don't believe it's the amount of advertising that is questioned as much as the content. How much does it cost to take punches at JugEars during fund-raising speeches and interviews???

Romney hasn't landed a single punch and any damage to Obama has been self inflicted and it should be obvious, even to a straight laced Mormon that you don't win a boxing match by hoping your opponent knocks himself out but that is the pattern that's developing.

23 posted on 08/10/2012 7:46:46 AM PDT by varon
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To: Pietro
PA could be in play, but that window will close quickly if Mitt can't/doesn't defend himself.

Realistically, I don't think PA is ever really in play, even though every election people say it is. But the fact that you are seeing so many Obama ads shows that Obama is spending a lot of money in a state that should easily be his. Frankly, I think PA is not worth much of Romney's time.

24 posted on 08/10/2012 7:47:18 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: indianyogi

He can’t spend it until after the convention when he is the official candidate.


25 posted on 08/10/2012 7:48:41 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: indianyogi

1. He cannot spend most of that money until after he is nominated and 2. he is keeping his powder dry while Obama shoots himself in the foot constantly.

Right now Obama and his minions are running scared and are throwing as much mud as possible — they are spending almost twice a month what they are bringing in already, meanwhile Romney is accumulating an enormous war chest.

When people actually start paying attention in late September Obama will have shot his wad and basically be broke and out of ammunition — at that point you will see Romney and the Rep pacs put on an all out blitz.


26 posted on 08/10/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: indianyogi

Romney is McCain is Romney is McCain.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 7:58:21 AM PDT by shankbear (If this mandate can stand, what will be next? Forced to buy certain cars, clothes, food?)
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To: King Hawk

I find much to dislike about Christie, but then I find much to dislike about all politicians, save one.


28 posted on 08/10/2012 7:59:06 AM PDT by onceone (0311, K Co., 3/5 1st Mar Div, RVN '68)
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To: Redleg Duke
I guess I'm just one of the those no-good, unreformed "principled conservatives"... shame on me.


29 posted on 08/10/2012 8:01:48 AM PDT by Third Person ( A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: varon

“I don’t believe it’s the amount of advertising that is questioned as much as the content. How much does it cost to take punches at JugEars during fund-raising speeches and interviews???”

Agreed. Why doesn’t he go straight at Obama’s weaknesses:

Call him, “the most incompetent president in our lifetime,” and point people to the book “The Amateur” which paints a devastating portrait of Obama. The make fun at him for all his screw-ups.

Accuse him of being a radical leftist who hates traditional America, Christianity, and capitalism.

Most importantly, laugh at Obama and his lies. Treat him with scorn and derision.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 8:02:03 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: indianyogi

Obama vs. Obama light. What? Me Worry? says Alfred E. Neuman. RINO’s lose every time. It’s Bob Dole’s turn! Hooray! It’s John McLame’s turn! Hooray! Now it’s Mittens Romney’s turn! Hooray! Someone wake me up when the gulags open up!


31 posted on 08/10/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Another summer of ‘08 sign on activated to run up Romney’s negatives at a conservative website. There will be many more activated by October ...


32 posted on 08/10/2012 8:10:18 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

When these are activated, notice the follow-up posters from ‘08 who will try to reinforce the negative message.


33 posted on 08/10/2012 8:13:14 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: beenaround
Well, Obummer hasn't been officially nominated for 2012 yet.

How come he's allowed to run ads while Romney isn't?

34 posted on 08/10/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: indianyogi

“Suddenly, I am geting this sinking feeling that Mr. Romney is going to fail just like Mr. McCain in his mission. The reason is both men do not fight back. They do not fight back dirty. What is their problem?”

To them, there is no “problem”. It’s how they’ve been taught to behave.

They are “gentlemen” of cultivation and refinement. And refined “gentlemen” do not stoop to the gutter to fight. To do so, is “below” themselves.

This is why they can be rolled by “the Chicago crowd”, as McCain was, and as Romney may well be...

This is expected behavior from almost anyone the Republican “establishment” will nominate...


35 posted on 08/10/2012 8:36:49 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: indianyogi; onceone; eCSMaster
My understanding is that Romney used up his money winning the primaries and now must wait until nominated before spending the election-campaign money he has been raising. By contrast, Obama had no primary opponents and so saved his money, and he's been legally spending his primaries' money attacking Romney.

It's probably the only fiscally sound decision Obama has ever made. Then again, he didn't earn even that--it was all donated.

36 posted on 08/10/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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Tons and tons of pro Romney ads are being broadcast nationwide and in the swing states during the Olympics.

If you havent seen them, then you ain’t watching.


37 posted on 08/10/2012 8:47:27 AM PDT by o2bfree
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“Another summer of ‘08 sign on activated to run up Romney’s negatives at a conservative website...”

Romney is an unprincipled progressive masquerading as a conservative, the Mayor Bloomberg of the national GOP. Why conservatives should be required see a candidate that shares 90% of Obama’s views to be some 180-degree improvement from Obama is laughable.

Obama with a GOP-controlled Congress that will challenge him at every turn is better, in the long run, for America than an equally unrestrained Mitt “just a little less Obama than Obama” Romney.

Strategically, America is better off holding Obama in check for the next 4 years, gaining more congressional seats, and hoping the GOP rank and file learn to nominate a Republican with some semblance of conservative principles. Romney would be a 4 year disgrace that ruins the GOP “brand” for decades.


38 posted on 08/10/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Third Person

Oh, wow! You can post pictures. I am so impressed.


39 posted on 08/10/2012 9:30:55 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: HamiltonJay

Romney is ruthless and he is an iceman-two qualities that might not be too admirable under normal circumstances, but two that are quite admirable for someone running for President (which Romney has been doing for at least a decade).

Early in the GOP primary, Romney kept smiling and presenting his agenda. He treated the other candidates as nothing more than buzzing flies. But when it came time to wrap it up, out came the Howitzer sized fly swatter and splat was all that was left.

Romney is staying on his game plan and treating Obama like that annoying fly. Obama would like nothing more than for Romney to lose his cool or slip out. When the time is right, the Howitzer fly swatter will be used and used mercilessly. I’ve no doubt of that. But the time is not right yet - he’d just be flailing at the air now.

Obama and his surrogates have been trying for months to get a reaction from Romney and they haven’t gotten one. That’s why the attacks on Romney have become more and more outrageous.

Calling Romney a felon and a murderer is pretty much the political equivalent of the kitchen sink. And Romney hasn’t taken the bait. Where else do you go after that? Wife-beater? adulterer? child molester? porn addict? Now that will be laughable - I hope they try it.

They’re holding off on attacking his religion - that will be the nuclear option-but I’ve no doubt it will be used, if necessary. Utah’s not the issue, but AZ, NV, and CO (to a lesser degree) would not take kindly to an assault on Mormonism and NV and CO are not slam dunks for Zero-far from it.


40 posted on 08/10/2012 9:43:25 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: risen_feenix
Bullshyte. You and your ilk are workign to suppress turnout, and you expect US to believe a conservative majority will result from your techniques?

Romney is a heavily Mormonized male. He will be, if elected, the first Mormon President of the US, and as such he will be acutely aware of building a legacy. Do you really believe that if conservative legislation is sent to his desk he will veto it, given his innate need to build a favorable legacy as the first LDS inc President? Peddle your disinformation, suppress the conservative turnout crfap to someone else. Your approach is DNC/Axelgresy technique on the face of it.

We have two left of center candidates presented by the two major parties. One of those two will be the next prresident sworn in. I am absolutely convinced that Romney is more susceptible to being pushed toward the center and perhaps even just right of center on some issues than the proven racist America hating thug-in-chief.

If you can't see that, well, then you want risk the Republic to fail, just to teach the GOP-stinky-e a lesson ... and that makes you an enemy of the Republic, to some degree we will not discuss at FR. It is a well understood tactic of disinformation to deny the obvious outcome from a certain behavior. I doubt that you cannot see the realistic result from allowing little barry bastard commie fiat ruler four more years, with a Democrat controlled Senate and a weakened House. Lie to someone else, roid.

41 posted on 08/10/2012 10:06:16 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Redleg Duke

Glad you liked the pic. Print it out and frame it... he’s your big gov’t, big tax, pro-abortion, pro-LGBT guy.


42 posted on 08/10/2012 10:06:48 AM PDT by Third Person ( A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: Third Person

!0-01-2008 Sign up


43 posted on 08/10/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: randita

I agree completely. For all his faults Romney is a man, and Obama is a man-child. I really don’t get where all this “Romney isn’t going to fight” nonsnse is coming from.. only people who have slept through the primary season could remotely believe Romney won’t fight and won’t be willing to get dirty if that’s what it takes.


44 posted on 08/10/2012 10:12:59 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: indianyogi

Suddenly I’m getting this sinking feeling that you are going to disappear from this thread after your whiny post was obliterated.


45 posted on 08/10/2012 10:30:53 AM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: MHGinTN

Laughable. My sign-up date and my opposition to the lying flip-flopper means that I’m an Obama troll? Try indimidating someone else.


46 posted on 08/10/2012 10:35:08 AM PDT by Third Person ( A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: indianyogi

Romney knows how to fight and fight dirty. The problem is he thinks Palin is his opponent not that fellow liberal Obama.


47 posted on 08/10/2012 10:37:24 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: Third Person

Your sign on date is public information. Why does that cause you whine ‘intimidation’? Very alinskyesque that


48 posted on 08/10/2012 10:45:16 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
You're not trying to intimidate? Insinuating that I'm an Alinsky acolyte? You say that I'm whining for simply pointing out what it is you're up to?

Another summer of ‘08 sign on activated to run up Romney’s negatives at a conservative website. There will be many more activated by October ...

Maybe you can get me zotted for not getting behind your new-found man Romney. Good luck.

49 posted on 08/10/2012 10:54:13 AM PDT by Third Person ( A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: Third Person

I’m certainly not supporting your little barry bastard commie. Kinda gets to ya, eh?


50 posted on 08/10/2012 11:03:57 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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