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Did Romney get it done?
AEI.org ^ | James Pethokoukis

Posted on 08/31/2012 7:43:45 AM PDT by Perdogg

Mitt Romney’s speech:

1. As well delivered a speech as I’ve seen Romney give.

2. Hate, hate, hate the word “humanize,” but if the main purpose of the speech was to counter the Gordon Gekko, cold-hearted capitalist caricature of Romney — and connect to suburban women, married women — then it was probably pretty successful.

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1 posted on 08/31/2012 7:43:45 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Given how the Democrat propaganda machine is reacting, apparently it worked. It was not a speech for a “conservative” audience. It did not reach me but then I am all ready voting against O not for Romney.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 7:47:42 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Perdogg

I thought it was a good speech, well I liked them all. I wasnt really a Romney man before, but i have grown to like him. He seems like a very decent person, unlike Zero.

Seems he knows what he is doing biz wise, which is what is really needed now.

But i cant shake the strange sensation that zero will win again... I sure hope I am wrong. My state is very red so it wont matter as much.

looking fwd to eating LOTS of crow :)


3 posted on 08/31/2012 7:50:11 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Perdogg

Since the media is going nuts, I say yes.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 7:50:33 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: MNJohnnie

I thought it was a home run over the fence. He said “exceptional” or “exceptionalism” probably a dozen times, used the dreaded “C” word (Constitution), and overall I thought that with the exception of the Medicare line, Ronald Reagan easily could have given this speech.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 7:51:05 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Perdogg

The Romney speech and everything leading up to it this week was inspiring. I believe we’ll have a landslide win in November. :) Paul Ryan’s speech though... to me, was the best speech of the week.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 7:51:55 AM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: Perdogg

He wasn’t Reagan, or even Rubio, but I thought he did a very good job. I was actually amazed that he seemed to hit all the right points.

Now I know every line is rinsed through focus groups, and I personally remain concerned that Romney will lapse back into a solid RINO mode, but last night certainly sold me. Romney loves America and he is a man of chracter.

The contrast between Romney and Obama is now even more stark then ever.

All of Obama’s self declarations that he understands and loves America are completely hollow to me. Obama’s actions over the last four years demonstrates that. Obama can telepromt whatever he wants, but fundamentally, deep down, Obama just does not really understand America. To me, this was made crystal clear last night.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: Perdogg

I think Romney struck the right tone and gave swing voters a reason to abandon Obama this time around.

I believe if he had launched a direct, hard hitting attack on Obama he would have triggered a defense response with those who voted for him in 2008 but are disappointed in his performance.

Romney showed tham an alternative without making them feel as if they were foolish in supporting Obama the last time around.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Perdogg
I thought Rommney nailed it. He wasn't speaking to the choir and he no need to. He was speaking to the heart of America.

I believe his speech was ever so more effective by what he didn't say. Though, with this being said, I was very pleased with the speech as a whole. .....I will help you and your family. What more needs to be said.

9 posted on 08/31/2012 7:57:20 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Things aren't as good as they should be and its Obama's fault, the resident said)
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To: LS

Well I am reassured by your take. I guess it just did not connect for me since it was a speech for independent or leaning voters, not for those like myself who cannot fathom how ANYONE is going to vote FOR 0 in Nov.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

As much as freepers want the world to revolve around us, it doesn’t.

We here are all in two camps already, and nothing will change that: either we are casting a vote for Romney with the goal of beating obama, or we are casting a vote for a third party. Nothing will change either of those possibilities once one of us has made his mind up.

So, alas, he wasn’t talking to us.

He was talking to that decisive group, the beloved independent voters who will decide the election.

And in that regard, Romney did a great job.

He might actually win.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 7:59:53 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: nagdt

I agree. I am convinced Romney/Ryan will win by a clear and strong margin. Don’t think a landslide, but a clear and convincing win.

I just went through the Scott Walker recall slog. Weeks in advance I posted here that Walker would win with 52% of the vote and that I believed people were spring-loaded just waiting to vote for him. I was dead on.

Romney/Ryan wins in November with roughly 300 EVs.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 8:00:20 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: MNJohnnie

My liberal BIL’s head is explosing all over Facebook! According to him the Rep convention was just one big lie from start to finish, of course he offers nothing to back up his accusation. Poor guy is going to be on suicide watch come 11/7.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 8:03:01 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: CityCenter

I’m seeing posts along the line of “Obama couldn’t succeed because of those obstructionists!” In other words, the Wascally Wepublicans (in Congress etc.) stopped him from getting his way. Yes, it’s our fault.

But those conservative voices in Congress got elected didn’t they? And... “elections have consequences”.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 8:10:54 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: LS
I thought it was a home run over the fence

Correct, as usual.

Romney's speech threaded the needle - it appealed to conservatives without turning away the mushy-brained, it effectively countered the Richie Rich attacks launched by the libs, and it attacked Obama with a hint of disappointment and regret. Romney talking about Obama's failures reminded me of the look I got from my Dad when I told him I got a "D" on one of my math tests. Very effective. :)

15 posted on 08/31/2012 8:15:08 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: Perdogg

This convention has to package for the independents. It did that well.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Perdogg

The left made the mistake of setting a low bar for Romney. All he had to do is come out and 1) not be evil 2) not be a rapist.

He did that. He spent alot of time talking about women, which should undo this ‘war on women’ nonsense.

I think the most important part was explaining what Bain Capital is....and expressing bewilderment at Barry’s attack lines about Bain. Bain is an American success story...why does Barry dislike that so much?

I think it was the best Romney could do...one thing I did notice, as I flipped through ABC/NBC/CBS....CBS and NBC had the crowd noise turned down, to make it seem more like a funeral than a rally.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 8:15:35 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Perdogg

Absolutely. And today he gets it right by going to New Orelans. Obama = talk. Romney = action.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

I was thinking yesterday before the speech that Romney has beed criticized for lack of emotion, but maybe that is part of who he is.

Some men work best in crisis situations because they are savers, rescuers and they can’t and don’t waste time or energy on emotion. They are always ready to throw out the life-line, but never show any emotion while they are doing it. They just get to work and they are more likely to thank you for your co-operation in getting that job done than to wait around for you to thank them.

I know because my husband is this type of man, has top level crisis management training from the government and volunteers for every disaster that comes along, if he can contribute, shows very little emotion, outwardly.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 8:27:24 AM PDT by Eva
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To: lacrew

The left were waiting for some self incriminating statements by Romney.
EG-
* During the restructuring of Staples and Sports Authority, etc. Bain had to lay off 12,000 employees.
* When he was away on business and Ann told him that the 5 boys were acting up, he had to discipline them by spanking them.
* Mormons have a much different idea than most people about the afterlife that needs to be explained.

Ain’t going to happen...none of it...never, and no need.
You’re on your own lefties.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 8:29:11 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Perdogg

Big time.

As the poster down thread said, it was a home run over the fence.

It was a Babe Ruth home run.

The effect it had on me was it made me go from not liking him to liking him a great deal.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 8:52:13 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

The effect it had on me was it made me go from not liking him to liking him a great deal.”

Excellent, great input.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 8:53:47 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Perdogg
I wanted more specifics on an economic plan. He laid out a 5 point plan that mentioned two of the structural issues in the economy, but gave little specifics.

The other 3 points I didn't see as having a big impact on the economy. #4 is the logical outcome if you fix the structural issues in the economy.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 9:08:21 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Perdogg

By the way, was it my imagination or did Rubio get tongue twisted and say we choose big government over freedom. Maybe there was a negative in his statement that I missed but it didn’t seem to flow with the rest of the speech.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 9:21:50 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Perdogg

Romney was not my first choice. He was not even my last choice. But, to paraphrase Rumsfeld, he’s what we got. And to be honest, Romney’s speech last night made me feel really good. Really good like I haven’t felt in a very long time.


25 posted on 08/31/2012 9:26:35 AM PDT by kevao (Obama didn't kill Bin Laden. Someone else made that happen!)
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To: Perdogg

It certainly was better than Bush I and II’s , Dole’s and McLame’s.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 9:27:39 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Perdogg

I am reserving all my comments about Romney for November 7.

It’s going to be hard enough to vote for him November 6, I don’t plan to make it any harder by obsessing over, well, you know, EVERYTHING.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 9:30:44 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Perdogg

Romney did VERY good, much better than I had expected.

I am beginning to get the ‘feeling’ (I generally don’t like that word) that Romney is going to win the election and rid us of Empty Chair Obama.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 10:26:26 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: chris37

Moi aussie. It was an impressive delivery.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 2:30:23 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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