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Nicholas Scheuer
09-19-2012, 12:08 PM
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/19/13963985-romney-faces-pressure-to-shake-things-up-amid-concerns-race-is-slipping-away?lite&ocid=msnhp

It's not too late for Mittens to "retool", a synonym for an across-the-board FLIP FLOP.

Concordia 33
09-19-2012, 12:16 PM
You better clear this with Cuyahoga Chuck. You don't want him to accuse you of using a "left wing" C&P :)

Shang
09-19-2012, 02:54 PM
http://geektyrant.com/storage/2011-post-images/316429-dracula.jpeg?

http://blogs-images.forbes.com/beltway/files/2012/03/300px-Paul_Ryan,_official_portrait,_111th_Congress.jpg

Same hairdresser?

Canoeyawl
09-19-2012, 03:35 PM
Same ancestors

Gerarddm
09-19-2012, 03:50 PM
The race reminds me of trench warfare in WWI. Who has the strategic advantage? It is being revealed that it is the president.

skuthorp
09-19-2012, 03:56 PM
I presume it's too late for the GOP to change horses? But then who'd want it. Maybe Mitt doesn't either.

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Ya' gotta face facts. Romney is "Ritchie Rich". A child of wealth and privilege and it shows. Just as David Brooks said yesterday, he hasn't got a clue of what life is like for the average American. Comes the debates Obama will befuddle him and the real Romney, the country club Romney, will pop out for all to see.
I can hardly wait.

For those that don't know David Brooks is a conservative columnist for the New York Times.

Nicholas Scheuer
09-19-2012, 07:16 PM
All true, Chuck.

I knew Brooks was a conservative years ago, and started to like his point of view when he kinda-sorta climbed aboard the Obama bandwagon in the last campaign.

ccmanuals
09-19-2012, 07:20 PM
Ya' gotta face facts. Romney is "Ritchie Rich". A child of wealth and privilege and it shows. Just as David Brooks said yesterday, he hasn't got a clue of what life is like for the average American. Comes the debates Obama will befuddle him and the real Romney, the country club Romney, will pop out for all to see.
I can hardly wait.

For those that don't know David Brooks is a conservative columnist for the New York Times.

I'm pretty sure they will use the same tactic for Mitt as they did for Palin in preparation for the debates. Basically he will memorize a series of answers and regardless of what the question is you will hear the prepackaged response. This response will have nothing to do with the question but it will sound plausible.

Vince Brennan
09-19-2012, 07:36 PM
Is it me, or is Romney already getting that "McCain panicked look" to him? Being serious... he's started looking at interviewers as if they had a live cobra concealed somewhere about their person, and he's looking as though he's afraid they're about to fling it at him. McCain had that look at the END of his campaign... it's somewhat unsettling to see it beginning to appear so early in the race this time.


Incidentally:http://studentmedia.uab.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/409px-Paul_Ryan_official_portrait_111th_Congress.jpg


Would you buy a used man from this car?

spirit
09-19-2012, 09:12 PM
Flip-flop to music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWs7TXCy7uI&feature=youtu.be

Gerarddm
09-19-2012, 09:59 PM
O, the flip flop has happened already. This hilarious note:

Romney for the ‘100 Percent’ Somehow playing off Occupy jargon doesn’t seem like the easiest way for Romney to create positive spin. Damage control has gone into overdrive within the GOP candidate’s campaign, as he struggles to distance himself from secretly taped remarks that are already harming his presidential bid (http://forum.woodenboat.com/cheats/2012/09/19/47-percent-remarks-hurt-romney.html). “My campaign is about the 100 percent of America,” he said at a Univision forum, repeating the phrase “100 percent” three more times throughout his speech. In response to the video of him saying “his job isn’t to worry about” the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income tax, Romney emphasized he was referring to potential supporters—not his desire to improve the whole country. “I know I’m not going to get 100 percent of the vote, and my campaign will focus on those people we think we can bring in to support me,” he said.


Read it at Politico (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81429.html)

I wonder if he realizes that there is only intermittent connection between his brain and his mouth.

Curtism
09-20-2012, 06:23 AM
In the taped speech Romney mentioned keeping Ann out of the spotlight for fear people would get tired of hearing her and criticizing her unfairly. Me thinks he's projecting a bit and should apply some of that logic to his own appearances.

And I agree with Vince here, he's looking a bit like McCain after the Palin roll-out and the circulation of the Bomb Bomb Iran video.

Nicholas Scheuer
09-20-2012, 07:09 AM
As an Obama fan, I like Mitten's "panic look" much better than his smug Chamber Of Commerce Lunch look.

Willin'
09-20-2012, 07:23 AM
Is it me, or is Romney already getting that "McCain panicked look" to him? Being serious... he's started looking at interviewers as if they had a live cobra concealed somewhere about their person, and he's looking as though he's afraid they're about to fling it at him. McCain had that look at the END of his campaign... it's somewhat unsettling to see it beginning to appear so early in the race this time.


http://studentmedia.uab.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/409px-Paul_Ryan_official_portrait_111th_Congress.jpg




Is it just me or did Ryan have Reagan's head of hair grafted on to his own?

http://caseykoester.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/ronaldreagan.jpg

Peerie Maa
09-20-2012, 08:33 AM
A view from over the Pond


News (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/)> World (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/)> Americas (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/)
Now even Republican 'allies' turn on Mitt Romney
Senior conservatives condemn campaign as 'incompetent' and 'deeply cynical'
David Usborne
Thursday 20 September 2012
The limping Mitt Romney campaign was yesterday on notice from some of its own that it had better pick itself up quickly after a string of flubs and stumbles if it wants to avoid losing a presidential contest that by all normal indicators – such as the rotten economy – it should be on its way to winning.
Trying to do just that, Romney HQ launched an effort to turn around the disaster of the past two days – the leaked video of their candidate disparaging Americans who depend on government benefits (almost half the nation) – by painting Barack Obama as coddler-in-chief and first defender of redistribution of wealth by government.
But quelling the rumbles of disgruntlement in the Republican ranks, which on its own threatens to inflict further damage, may not be easy. It was being expressed variously last night by pundits normally loyal to the cause as well as by party operatives who are worrying now not just about the presidency, but also about how the cold winds from Mr Romney could chill the campaigns of Republicans running for Congress.
"It's time to admit the Romney campaign is an incompetent one," Peggy Noonan, the conservative columnist for The Wall Street Journal, wrote bluntly. "It's not big, it's not brave, it's not thoughtfully tackling great issues. It's always been too small for the moment." She went on: "An intervention is in order… Mitt, this isn't working."
The causes of the dismay are varied. They include second-guessing the Romney campaign for putting too few public rallies on his schedule and too many private fundraising events. Worse is the astonishment at the secret video released earlier this week by Mother Jones magazine, which saw Mr Romney writing off the 47 per cent of Americans who don't pay federal income tax as already in Mr Obama's camp. Addressing a donors' dinner in May he called them "victims" and said it was his job "not to worry about those people".
Mark McKinnon, a campaign strategist for John McCain in 2008, wrote on the Daily Beast website yesterday that it "was a moment that certainly revealed something about him. But not what I was hoping for. Just the opposite. It reveals a deeply cynical man, who sees the country as completely divided, as two completely different sets of people, and who would likely govern in a way that would only further divide us."
Party insiders are now banking on the three presidential debates, the first in Denver on 3 October, as almost the last opportunities for Mr Romney to better distinguish himself from the incumbent and win wavering voters to his side. Also to their advantage will be the money bomb that they and outside Super-Pacs are now preparing to drop on the President, notably in the nine or 10 key battleground states.
Yesterday the Republicans distributed a video seeking to besmirch Mr Obama for defending redistribution of wealth, which for most conservatives is akin to socialism. The video includes an audio recording from an appearance by Mr Obama in 1998 when he was a state senator in Illinois. "I actually believe in some redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody's got a shot," he is heard to say. Whether independent voters can be persuaded redistribution of wealth is so terrible a thing remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the Democrats were already seizing the opportunity to use Mr Romney's words about the 47 per cent at the donors' dinner to hurt him. "One thing I've learned as president is that you represent the entire country," Mr Obama said on The Late Show with David Letterman in reference.
"Romney seems to have contempt not just for the Democrats who oppose him, but for tens of millions who intend to vote for him," wrote William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard. Scott Brown, the Republican senator struggling to hold onto his seat in Massachusetts, moved to disown the top of his party's ticket. "That's not the way I view the world," he said of Mr Romney's observation. "As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in."
Not everyone is willing yet to say game over for Mr Romney. Indeed while a Wall Street Journal poll released on Tuesday showed him down 45 to 50 per cent against Mr Obama, an Associated Press survey published yesterday suggested the two men are still statistically tied. Both polls, however, were taken before the secret donors' tape debacle.
How Carter's grandson had a role in video
It may be remembered as the tape that fixed the result of the 2012 election. For certain, it has hijacked the narrative for these few days in mid-September. How did all this happen?
The recorder was set on a table behind some crystalware, angled to catch Mitt Romney as he answered questions at a dinner for Fat Cat donors in a private home in Florida in May.
By who, is a mystery, but we know that a grandson of Jimmy Carter, James Carter IV, found segments of the recording. He thought Mother Jones might be interested and offered to liaise between the tape's author and David Corn, chief reporter at the magazine. When the latter began releasing portions on Monday, Mr Carter saw the impact and told his granddad what he'd been up to. "James: This is extraordinary," the former President responded. "Congratulations! Papa."
David Usborne

BA.Barcolounger
09-20-2012, 09:05 AM
The whale has breached.

Mitt Romney says it's a compliment to be called the grandfather of Obamacare http://news.yahoo.com/romney-says-ac...-election.html (http://news.yahoo.com/romney-says-accepts-being-linked-obamacare-032136036--election.html)

mikefrommontana
09-20-2012, 06:07 PM
The whale has swum back out to sea...:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/mitt-romney-grandfather-obamacare_n_1901423.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Romney is rather like the weather, wait five minutes and it'll change. Not really what I'd like in the White House--or in the board room.

Shang
09-21-2012, 06:57 AM
Romney does a minor flip flop...

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/c6.0.403.403/p403x403/400839_338483696241016_1906302668_n.jpg