Even before the Republican Party’s convention had gaveled to order last August, The Washington Post was pronouncing Mitt Romney at best “a transitional figure, rather than a transformative one” within the GOP. That he has since lost the election, and in so doing ceded to President Obama virtually all the battleground states, will do nothing to disturb this assessment. But it would be wrong to see Romney’s failed candidacy as a total loss for Republicans, or for the country. For all Romney’s limitations as a candidate — his interpersonal awkwardness and propensity for gaffes,
This is a weird article by a left-winger who demonstrates she is at conflict with her own statements.
She spends the whole article praising Romney, even says he would have made a great president, but then puts down the voters who selected him.
I am getting the feelling that there is buyer´s remorse happening with their Obama victory now. Once the pundits realize they just screwed themselves and their families to a declining country they are ready to point the fingers at everyone but themselves. The media elected Obama, not the people whom they kept ignorant.
#1, Huh? James Rosen is NO left-winger. I disagree with this article on one fact, the re-election of obama IS "a great loss for the Country.". I agree with #2, I am also proud to have voted for Mitt Romney, IMHO who would have been a great President.
Agreed, #2. Whatever his flaws/mistakes as a candidate, Mitt Romney brought tremendous strengths to the race -- not the least of which was a degree of personal decency that the current president cannot even imagine -- and he offered America the kind of leadership we desperately need. It is not his fault that the voters made the wrong choice. In fact, given the brutal primaries, the lavishly financed character assassination, the hostility of the mainstream media, and the effects of "Sandy," it is amazing that he came so close to winning. He could have been a great president; Paul Ryan could have been a great VP. Both men and their families deserve our gratitude for a hard fought, honorably waged campaign.
I voted for Romney, think he would have done a superb job in getting us back on our feet...and now we are sunk!, but have to tell you I thought he and his, for whom he seemed to have such regard, were inept beyond belief in their ground game. E.G., they NEVER responded to Obama´s brilliant demonization re: Bain or even a dog on a car, nor did they listen to any (Larry Kudlow etc.) who asked that they consider talking about tax cuts, they totally WASTED Paul Ryan and vetoed his ideas, and my son in Denver bought and paid for a Romney yard sign and it took 5 weeks and 4 calls to even get it.....this was emblematic of their ground game in my mind! They arrogantly seemed to think that the American electorate would THINK about a vote for Obama just because of the economy, something far beyond its capacity.......is this bright people expecting others (who watch Brian Williams and David Letterman for their news) to be bright ande informed?
Mitt Romney made NO gaffes, the msm created them. He was 100% correct on Benghazi, and the msm ridiculed him. Biden and Obama ran one of the stupidest campaigns ever...and were elected by the stupidest citizens ever. I overheard 2 young women discussing Romney, and one said to the other that she believed Romney would take away her tampons. We can´t fight stupid. America is so dysfunctional that most people cannot relate to a couple who are long married, with 5 decent children, who neither smokes nor drinks . They dress modestly, worship God and don´t use the "F" word in every sentence, nor give the finger. Instead, they can relate to the "ghetto" president and his wife.
#8, On election day I was in the glacially slow "speedy checkout" line at a local wallyworld and the checkout person (morbidly obese, in a hoodie, and so on, as one might expect in NC) was asking every customer on line when the election results would be in. When I told her about 11 pm or so, she said "it´s a close one, ah hope ah gits ta keep on gittin´ mah gummint assistance checks...". This woman wasn´t stupid, she knew EXACTLY what she was voting for. We were outnumbered. The republic is toast.
Mitt was the right guy at the right time. He didn´t lose a fair fight. Obama lied and cheated his way to a second term. The media not only enabled him, they actively promoted him and covered for him. The election was wrought with fraud, and, no, I´m not delusional. There is plenty of evidence of cheating and the outcome was shocking because it didn´t align with reality. The polls were tied in some of the swing states, but the republicans were far more motivated - understandably. This election was stolen by Chicago thugs. If something good is to come from this atrocity, Republicans need to get serious about preventing voter fraud and overcoming the liberal media´s near monopoly.
Agree with Rosen that Mitt´s selection of Paul Ryan for VP was the right one.
We´re now hearing a chorus of finger-pointers shriek that Rubio would´ve been a winning choice. I disagree. Rubio is a promising candidate for the future, but too young and inexperienced to have been the VP nominee in 2012.
I have no doubt the MSM would´ve "Dan Quayled" Rubio, had he been nominated this year. (Remember that Quayle was a much-liked and much-respected senator before the MSM sunk their teeth into him, and created or amplified "gaffes," while ignoring far worse gaffes on the part of Dem candidates.)
Let Rubio "grow" a bit in office, get practiced at facing flak from the MSM, and start to lose his literal and figurative baby face. Then we´ll see in 2016.
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