Skip to comments.Mitt Romney has polish, but is he for real?
Posted on 01/20/2008 5:55:26 PM PST by jdm
Mitt Romney showed that you can go home again. After disappointing losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, Romney's turning point came in a decisive, 9-point victory in Michigan on Tuesday, putting him back in the thick of a muddled GOP race.
Romney grew up in Michigan, and his father George was the head of American Motors and then a popular governor in the 1960s. Romney stressed his native-son appeal ("this is personal - my parents are buried here"), promised he "would not rest as president" until the state's dismal economy turned around, and spent more than $2 million on TV ads.
For months, the former Massachusetts governor touted his position on social issues - he opposes gay and abortion rights after supporting them in the 1990s - in an effort to woo social conservatives. Economic issues took second place. And last week, a former aide and friend, Dean Barnett, delivered a scathing critique. He said voters "sensed phoniness" in the Romney campaign for trying to "exploit wedge issues rather than focus on the issues that in truth most interested the candidate."
A wealthy venture capitalist and consultant, he can point to business successes (and some layoffs) and a reputation as a thorough pragmatist with a hunger for data and solutions - traits that could play well nationally as anxiety over the economy rises. Romney's deep-pockets campaign, with millions of his own money, helps get the message out.
There is a caveat about his Michigan comeback. Romney promised to protect the auto industry and blasted the recent energy bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Bush, calling its mandated increase in fuel efficiency unfair. He also criticized a bill to curb greenhouse-gas emissions backed by John McCain. That could backfire in California and other states where energy efficiency is...
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“Mitt Romney has polish, but is he for real?”
Uh . . . . YES!
I am voting for Romney because he has strong religious beliefs and is very capable with matters such as Budgets. Mitt Romney’s days as C.E.O. with Bane Capital Inc. proves he is not just a talking politican. He has proven real world experience.
Aside from his profound Business Skills, Mitt Romney has such strong Core Values, that will result in Justice’s with the beliefs of “Justice Roberts” and “Justice Scalia” to be seated on the U.S. Supreme Court, when vacancies open.
It is the reason why Former U.S. Supreme Court Nominee, Robert Bork Endorsed Mitt Romney.
Note: Justice, John Paul Stevens, who was nominated by Former President, Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. is 87 years old and will almost certainly retire within the next Presidential 4 year term. Justice Stevens will either go willingly, or feet first. His age in 2012 will be 92 if he lasts that long.
Do any of you think McCain who insults Pat Robertson and supports gun control, would contradict his Moderate Ideology and put Highly Conservative Judges on the U.S. Supreme Court ?
I just do not believe McCain would be willing to undermind how he thinks Government should be run, long after he leaves office. If he is lucky enough (from his perspective, not mine) to even become President of the U.S. Government.
Federal Judges do not last for 4 or 8 years like Presidents do, they last for 17 years on average. The courts are “long term ways” for Conservatives to Retain our Strong Policy values. I am not willing to Allow McCain, to “Muck Up” our Government for up to 20 years !
Judges Do Matter ! They mold long term legal matters, with legal rulings that set precedents such as the Liberal upholding of the “McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Law.
In legal terms, this crap legislation is known as the “BCRA Act of 2002”.
John McCain is good on national security issues, but to think that Mitt Romney would be a push over, is to think that Hillary Clinton will become a Conservative.
Romney is not as weak as the press is attempting to fool most Americans in Florida and elsewhere, into thinking. The Media’s Propping up of Amnesty McCain, is only going to work if weak minds allow it to.
Just vote on who you want to. Do not listen to the news until Election day to insulate your minds from “media spun” McCain bull crap.
After all, the loser McCain only won by 3% pathetic percentage points in South Carolina. His “so called big win” spun by the MSM, is hardly a knock out punch. Certainly not a convincing win to say the least.
If old Mac can not win by more than 3% with the “help from Independents” in an Open Primary” how is he going to win in “Flordia’s Closed Primary” where only Republicans can participate ?
Romney win in Florida I will predict. The reasons are on 3 fronts.
1st, Mitt Romney gets Economic Conservatives. This bolds well for Romney since Ecomonic or Wall Street Voters, comprise 38 % of the Florida electorate.
Secondly, Rudy Giuliani along with John McCain, both “Split The National Security Voters” in Florida, which make up 45% of the Electorate. These two men will share this portion of the electoral pie, which will allow Mitt Romney to “Slide Right into a January 29th Victory, as I estimate will transpire.
Finally, Mitt Romney has back to back wins in Michigan and Nevada. This will prevent McCain from running the table on Romney. Aside from this though, 17 % of voters in Florida, are “Values Voters”. This segment of the electorate, will be split between Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. The problem is that it is such a small portion of the total Republican Vote share, that McCain and Romney will not be hurt by these People. Undoubtly though, Mitt Romney will also gather some of these Christan voters.
Conclusion, I will state today, that unless Fred Thompson voters go to McCain once Fred Drops Out on Tuesday, (as is expected), that “unless Thompson voters” follow Fred Thompson’s Endorsement for Senator Amnesty McCain, Romney will defeat Mr. McCain in Florida’s G.O.P. Primary.
Note: I believe that Fred Thompson’s Highly Expected Endorsment for Amnesty McCain, is going to be based on, not Policy or electability, but it will be based mostly on Freds Personal Friendship with Senator McCain.
For this reason, we should all ignore Freds mistake, and not follow his advice on this matter. Fred is entitled to make a few bad calls, as we are all human.
More Likely, Thompson supporters, will as their second choice, move over to the Romney Side. As we are, “Full Spectrum Conservative Voters”, at least I am.
I just can not seriously believe, that the majority of voters that listen to Rush Limbaugh, the Fred Voters, are going to all of the sudden decide to back a perpetual liberal named John McCain.
Florida is still in the “Too Close To Call Column”. It is just not really “too close to call” though. As I can best tell.
He’s the best of the remaining candidates
He reminds me of a used car salesman. He will only get my vote if he’s up against Shrillary.
Romney Fairy Tale:
I strongly suspect you will be able to cast that vote.
there is not a dime’s worth of difference in the three.
On the other hand would it better to cast my vote for Hitlery just to get her and BJ out of the picture forever come 2012 when maybe, just maybe, a Republican with some credibility runs.
I’d have to do the honorable thing and shoot myself if I voted for Hillary. But I will pencil the name of my dead dog rather than vote for a RINO!
Sure! If you think Joe Isuzu is real.
I’d prefer a vote for Romney and a concurrent loss for Hillary who, BTW, probably has the nomination locked up no matter the votes in the Primaries (40% so-called ‘Super Delegates’)
He’s so plastic......
Good deal, willard needs to pack it and and go home. To his illegal house help.
A rash assumption on your part to assume Mitt would actually have a chance of getting 40% of the general election vote.
So here's the likely scenario should he get the nod: 50-60% of the GOP voters who were previously against the notion of a Romney presidency would go ahead & vote for Mitt. 40-50% won't.
Those who voted for Mitt would then have on their conscious the precedent that they voted for a RINO. And once you have on your track record that you voted for a RINO, you've already caved & compromised.
He is as real as any of the candidates. What a stupid question.
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