By kicking off his Ohio bus tour with an unusually blunt attack on Obama’s big-government philosophy, Mitt Romney appears to have adopted a new strategy. Romney described Obama’s vision of government as “entirely foreign to anything this nation has ever known.” He decried, “a larger government, taking more and more, intruding in your relationship with your doctor, investing, so to speak, in companies, picking winners and losers, or in his case, losers.” Then came the biggest applause line: “that is not the America I know. That is not the America that built Ohio.” Romney’s attacks on Obama’s 1998 remarks
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lil dotty, 9/26/2012 1:13:27 AM (No. 8890466)
Keep the blunt attacks coming, Governor. Oh dark won's government is foreign only because HE is foreign. Not a drop of true American blood on the inside; it can be seen, however, on his two hands...not to mention valjar's hands...but she is from Iran so that was to be expected.
I saw a good chunk of this speech yesterday,along with Ryan and both were excellent.These guys know what they're doing and it'll be damn refreshing to have somebody in charge of government with a sense of direction.
Like Bill Clinton said a while back,Obama doesn't know how to be president.
Americans respond much better to clear and direct words than they do to PoliticalSpeak. We've all been waiting for Romney to take the gloves off and draw a real contrast between him and the socialist dictator we have been saddled with. I suspect that this is in part due to Paul Ryan's influence. If Romney wants to win this is the way to do it.
Obama isn't the victim of a bad economy, he's the perpetrator of it. That's the message Romney has to get across. Obama's whole game plan hinges on getting enough people to believe that he simply inherited this mess and he's still trying to work us out of it. In reality, he's like the old joke about the guy who murders his parents then pleads for leniency because he's now an orphan.
Keep it up, Mitt. These are not attacks. Your words are a necessary presentation of the facts, and you have gained the attention of those who are undecided. Voters are actually LEARNING some little-known truths from you .... facts which have been kept HIDDEN by the Old Media.
Mitt is shockingly passive. He had no street fighter in him at all. I fear mitt has already lost. Our only hope is that Boehner (god help us) keeps gridlock in place for 4 more years. This election is getting really depressing because Mitt is a lousy, lousy campaigner. Stinks.
I think the Romney campaign is playing this one just right. If they started out this way, the masses would be tuning him out by now out of boredom of hearing the same tired words over and over. As much as we would like our candidates to give robust speeches every day, and keep it fresh, its just not possible. This is the time for serious contrast, and harsh words at the true Obama. And the O cant help himself.. he's playing right into his hands. Let him (O) be OUR bump in the road.
This process has been going on for almost two years. It's amazing the candidate has enough energy for the final stretch. Romney has been hammering away for months on Obama's failures. It is hard to think of what he can do with the media making sure Obama wins. Respect and support the man.
Unfortunately many mainstream media outlets (ABC, CNN, The Washington Post, et al) are touting huge Obama leads in Ohio and Florida). If Romney doesn't counter this massive misinformation and propaganda campaign, he's going to lose.
Let's all hope Romney keeps it up. And any of you with an inside track to the Romney campaign, please, tell them no more of this "Obama is a nice guy" stuff. Obama is not a nice guy, and saying so in an attempt to flatter and win over any Obama voters just confirms them in their foolishness. Not that Romney should denounce Obama as the warped, self-centered, narcisstic, theatrical putz that he is, but a few sharp allusions to some of Obama's more grotesque actions would be appreciated.
Remember “shovel-ready?” How many times did we hear that piece of oh-so clever, focus-group tested and approved wordsmithery? A thousand? A million? Isn’t it strange we don’t hear it anymore? Remember how it died with a giggle followed by a chortle and ended with an embarrassed shrugging of shoulders? I sure as shootin’ do! It was just another one of many socialistic, big government schemes that have failed miserably here in our comparatively small government, self-reliance-based, capitalistic nation. Despite being bombarded incessantly for four years with left-wing propaganda by a politically foreign administration and its non-stop, corrupt cheering section sometimes laughingly referred to as our mainstream media, this continues to be our home, as in “God Bless America!”
Although I’m a big fan of the ‘are you better off today than you were’ question, I also believe the one that asks ‘is this still the country you grew up in’ to be equally poignant.
Mitt and Paul are far and away more qualified for the offices they seek than Barack and Joe have vividly demonstrated over four years just how woefully unqualified they have been. In the debates, the key will be getting that across to the voters in no uncertain terms.
One thing more, Mitt and Paul. The “moderators” are not your friends. Try to ignore them as best you can!
#12..I strongly disagree with your posting! Sounds as though, you're a Obama supporter, with you doom & gloom statements! Perhaps you need to post ' on the Onion' IMHO Romney & Ryan have been forceful in their speeches, & need our strong support @ PRAYERS @ THIS CRUCIAL TIME! GO ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!
Nobody is "winning" or "losing" before a single vote has been cast. Romney is doing just fine. The last thing he needs to do is turn into a full-time attack dog. That kind of thing plays well when you're an Internet commenter, but a presidential candidate needs to appear, well, more presidential. Ignore the media BS. Romney's campaign is where it needs to be.
Stanley allows as how Mitt's criticisms might be "offputting" to "undecideds". Hey Stanley, pffft! If left to me, Romney would searching out loud for the difference between Obama's demonstrated philosophy and Chinese communism or Mugabe's democracy. And maybe asking why Michelle is behaving like Elena Ceaucescu and limiting caloric lunch intake of school kids. Who elected her minister of nutrition?
Good coverage or bad. Good poll numbers or bad, Mitt is my guy. There will be plenty of time after Nov 6 to analyze what kind of campaign he ran. Until then, everything else (#12 included) is white noise. Ignore it all & vote !
And yet, out here in Colorado, it's nothing but non-stop Obama ads and what few Romney ads that make it to the media are produced from such a mish mash of stats and figures even I have a hard time following what they're trying to say. I can't imagine how Romney's ads are making any dent in the general electorate if these ads make me squirm with "what the heck is your point??
The Republicans are brain dead to how Medias works.
No wonder they're always on the losing end of the media.
Being a seasoned sales guy, what I see is R&R following the basic 5 Steps of the Sale: Attention, Interest, Conviction, Desire, Close. Right now we are entering the conviction cycle. It's now Romney's time to lay it on the line! I like the strategy..
Fellow conservatives....do not be fooled! The constant barrage of '0bama leads the polls' crappola with which we are inundated on TV, radio, and Internet home pages is all a smokescreen by the libtard media to fool us into believing this is all over. It is NOT. Not by a long shot. This constant barrage of lies is being quite carefully orchestrated. Do NOT be fooled. Shut it off and vote in November. I did, and will be at my polling place Nov 6th at 6a.m. and am bringing a few conservative friends. Keep the faith and keep praying for our country.
The Joel Gilbert documentary on the "dreams of my real father" will help bring Bow-rack Hussein Davis down a peg. Unfortunately the website does not come up in google easily. Could someone post the address? Could we have it in the must see pages every weekend? It is very effective.
I must admit this cheers me a bit. All I have heard all day on the media is how far behind Romney is and how people are "just not holding Obama responsible" for all the s--t of the past week OR the economy! It was depressing--which was what they were hoping for.
You know i've been posting here for a while. I am a solid citizen, raising my kids right, paying my taxes, solid conservative vies, served my country,etc. . The whole bit. So it is awful to see that the mere expression of disquiet with Romney efforts get's me called out as a troll, Obama guy etc. So, really #25, 22 and 30 give me a break.
Are you really happy with how Romney is handling this election? I am not and positively depresed at the thought of 4 more years of Barry (god help us). If you really are a conservative, #25, #22 and #30, honor the First Amendment and allow for and encourage a variety of views and even dissent among your ranks.
Anyone who thinks passive guys can become successful turnaround guys has never worked for one, has never watched as they eviscerated the failed and incompetent management they seek to replace, and has forgotten about the sharp elbows that eliminated Mitt's competition in the primary. Here comes the pain, Barry.
We can’t say for certain that Romney will keep at it
I wish that we could! I hope that Mitt does maintain this tone and this posture. It's effective. Obama is a very weak minded narcissistic man. He can't take many intellectual punches without responding, either verbally or by changing his behavior. His media lapdogs are having a difficult time supporting him any longer and in the face of painful truths - like hanging the unemployment rate around Obama's neck!!! - they won't.
This is why I always had such high regard for Gingrich. He is fearless, he has the kind of courage we need from Romney right now. I hope Romney keeps at it.
This is the conclusion I came to: To all republicans, conservative media persons! Please, let's put efforts in conservative mainstream media creation. I am so frustrated each day by hearing about media "bias", not being objective, blah, blah, blah... It is not "bias", it is what fascists/commies did to seize power - doesn't nazi germany and soviet russia come to mind? Venezuela as well. Media and banks is what they need and now they have it. Conservatives need to have media outlets to counter the lefties propaganda. And I am sure that majority of reporters, journalists, teachers and entertainers are normal, sensible people. They are just afraid to be blacklisted.
Is it better a leader/politician be loved or feared? Old Nick told us. The Dems/MSM treat Romney w/contempt as they know he has little fight in him. All that breeding and manners you know. Now #12 utters a truth and the classless and intolerant are apoplectic w/rage. Predictible. Having his wife shouting 'stop it' makes the case for Mitt's timidity in spades. Apparently this mensch can't even defend himself. Romney reminds of Sally Field who was finally able to say," You really like me, don't you? You really do". Principled conservatives warned in vain about this guy from day one and were told off. 'Alea iacta est'; Suetonious.
New strategy my a---! I just saw his gentler than thou latest ad for Ohio on Special Report------with ALL the horrendous things re: Obama he is still going with the nice guy over his head stuff, NOT pointing out all the grievous errors and, most of all not specifying in language the average guy can understand how he can set things to right. I STILL say NYC's Abe Beeme, running against the charming John Lindsey for Mayor, had THE best ad: TIRED OF CHARISMA YET? I am literally just sick over all of this!!!!!!!!!! And I don't want to hear Ann Romney saying how HARD all of this is......darned right it is hard. If he wasn't prepared to fight HARD he shouldn't have run.......WE are all at stake. Where are those INSTANT reply ads to Obama's mess ups......nowhere in SIGHT! He is basing everything on the debates, and that is a big risk with a sympathetic press!
In regard to poster #29 and Colorado, my son in Denver bought and paid for a yard sign in a SEA of Obama signs, and, despite calling the campaign four times over 6 weeks, FINALLY got the sign this week....and THIS is how you fight in a state up for grabs? Give me a break! Also, people should get over criticism over this tepid campaign as some sort of disloyalty or a Dem in disguise..........we are going to LOSE, and all the excuses about the skewed polls and the rest will not disguise that fact!!!! Romney has to get tough, USE Ryan, and learn how to explain in terms the electorate can understand---e.g. that 14% tax rate, after being taxed 35% already on the investments...he just lets that go and then goes into some esoteric plans to save us. WE NEED TO HEAR WHAT HE WILL DO FOR THE AVERAGE FAMILY. That's where Obama beats him all hollow.
Oh come on.. Least we forget voting America gave ObozoX a serious smack down in the Midterms 2010 ... Obozo lost a massive number of Governorships; overwhelmingly lost the house and almost lost the senate.... ObozoX has done nothing but screw up and embarrass America since then.
Seems we have too many on this site believing the lame stream media propaganda and slanted polls .. what hog wash .... Keep the faith; Romney will win in a landslide ... Remember how Romney aggressively and patiently took out Newt and that was not easy to do .. It is all in the timing and Romney is a master of it
In the 80s the lame stream news media and all the polls had super liberal brain dead Carter over Reagan by 4 a week before the election and Reagan won in a landslide ... Thou of little faith, get ready for a repeat .. Romney/Ryan/Reagan ...RRR ... Obozo is the dumber version of Carter if that is possible and the worst pResident in history .. dumbest ever, he even comes with a massive foreign policy wipeout just before the election just like stupid Carter
Reply 58 - Posted by:
Ida Lil, 9/27/2012 12:23:07 AM (No. 8892537)
The independents who will decide this election do not pay attention until the last 40 days. ABR's have already come and gone and Obe's add blitz can't convince anyone who thinks we are in bad shape to give him 4 more years. Most of those yelling for a knife fight and all out brawl are also those who went into decline when their choice ABR was eliminated. They do want us to lose this election so they can pat their own backs with --i told you so
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