In an interview set to air in full Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Gutierrez also sharply criticized Romney’s remarks made on a call Wednesday with donors following his loss in last week’s election. Romney explained his loss in part by pointing to “gifts” President Barack Obama gave to certain groups that turned out in high numbers. Gutierrez, the former secretary of commerce, said he was “shocked” by Romney’s comments. “I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong,”
I supported Romney because he is what was left after the primaries. I like him as a man for all his qualities. I voted for him and tried to influence as many people as I could to do so. Having said that, I believe the TP tenets are exactly what this country needs to survive and prosper. We need to concentrate on and preach conservatism. Forget abortion, birth control and any other subject which is a personal choice thing. All they do is give the left and the MSM the ammo to sink us.
I don´t think ideology had very much to do with it. African-Americans were voting for one of their own, even against their own economic interests and religious beliefs. That has nothing to do with anything. Many good people voted for Obama for the same reason. I think, lighten up on Mitt. I suppose we´ll all go anti-federal now, and there will be a swing back to the states, and I´d suppose nobody will invest in the crooked electoral districts that had more votes than voters. A new disincentive! A new stage in our History.
Another pandering idiot who thinks he can out promise democrats. Hey, nice job on anticipating voter FRAUD, Carlos. Also brilliant strategy on combating the definition box the DNC put your candidate in at the START of the campaign. High five on the sick kitten response to having every debate ´moderated´ by a liberal. Oh, and when Barry told the impartial moderator to check the TRANSCRIPT, your team was all over that the next day, right?
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god of irony, 11/18/2012 11:57:16 PM (No. 9022949)
There is nothing more swarmy than an "advisor" being disloyal and talking bad about his former boss. Why would any candidate ever hire this guy?
I agree with Bobby Jindal - the right needs to reach out to all voters - quit demonizing those who have different ideas, be kind, be friendly, be welcoming and present ideas that answer the issues people care about.
Let´s see, Obama divorced welfare and food stamps from work, refuses to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, imposed the Dream Act by imperial fiat, requires free contraception and abortifacients under ObamaCare, has unemployment bennies run out to almost TWO YEARS, instructs ICE to not deport just about every other illegal, has an epiphany re gay marriage and is employing his EPA and Dept of Interior to destroy fossil fuel production. And the Labor Relations Board sued Boeing for building a plant in Right toWork SC. And the UAW bailout at GM.
I´d say he pretty much paid of the Hispanics, the LGBT crowd, the single women, the out of work, the freeloaders, the enviromental whackos and Big Labor. Did he miss any of the Left´s grievance groups?
I´d say that Mitt was spot on when he accused Obama of buying everybody off. I think that the Establishment Republicans who are being critical of this simple statement of fact have their cabezas up their collective culos.
Tell you what Mr Gutierrez, You can continue being Dem lite and we´ll make the Tea Party an actual party and we´ll both lose the next election. Or we can work together to be the party of most americans who the reseach says are conservative.
So what´ll it be Mr Gutierrez? You Washington types own the GOP so you will have to decide whether you can work with us to actually win a presidential election or spend eternity explaining how we cost you the last one!
I agree with #5 "Forget about it. The election was stolen in certain states. Arguing about it is wasted energy."
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get er done, 11/19/2012 12:37:33 AM (No. 9022975)
Ditto to #5. The election was stolen in certain key states. When 99% or 140% of registered voters turn out to "vote", and too many voters attempting to vote for Romney see their votes repeatedly switched to Obama, we have not had an honest election.
The Republicans and Independents and the Red State Governors have a short time to challenge the Obots on their faux "victory" and to take their case to their State Secretaries of State, the Electoral College and the U.S. Congress before the inauguration/coronation. The Emperor has not clothes -- call him on it. (Even San Francisco is banning public nudity.)
I´ve read Gutierrez´ comments here and elsewhere and he doesn´t name a single specific example of what he´s objecting to. Exactly what actions, statements is he talking about? He made a reference the other day to overhearing racist remarks by people he assumed were Republicans. If you´re going to make remarks about racism you must give specifics. And #12, please give examples of what you mean. For example, I saw a Romney debate with Obama and Romney was kind, friendly, and open with Obama. Romney said he agreed with everything Obama said. So you want the GOP candidate to disagree with the democrat candidate? Isn´t that intolerant?
It wasn´t we on the right who couldn´t defend capitalism. It was Romney. He seemed almost apologetic for his wealth. It wasn´t we on the right who had to defend Romney care and Romney couldn´t. Romney asked for the nomination. It was his to win or lose. He was the one who needed to defend his positions and to sell himself. There was only so much the rest of us could do and we did try!
Romney lost because the Left - via their control of media, schools and entertainment culture - has succeeded in dumbing down the electorate. Dumb and Dumber dumb. Blaming the "far right" smacks of Miss Hillary´s VRWC, and will only serve to fuel a third party. Most unfortunate, to come from a Romney advisor...
Another vote for #s 4 and 5. Yes the election was stolen in the battleground states, and yes, the GOP needs to respect the efforts of Tea Party people to bring the republicans back to enforcing constituional principles. Too often the Rs are seen as moderate cavers - never taking a really strong side on anything or fighting fire wih fire.
I am still waiting for several regulars here to apologize for calling me names because first I noted that Romney had a very long history of starting strong and closing weak and second I noted that his background at Bain was ripe for exactly what Obama did to him -demominize him as an out of touch plutocrat.
I think we also need to talk about the crowd that ooohed and ahhed over Ann. It turns out she had as much appeal to middle American women as a mashed potato sandwich on Wonder Bread sans gravy. The great many women out there who made the mistake of preferring bad boys over the nice guys like Mitt were particularly unforgiving to her. Yes, much of their disdain isn´t particularly rational, but neither are many of these women. ans they vote in large numbers.
We will not have a fair election in this country until the voters personally go to the poling places, present photo ID and prove their citizenship, vote and then dip the right thumb into indelible the purple ink pot and only those without ink on the thumb are allowed to enter.
~ ...quit demonizing those who have different ideas... ~
You mean like accusing conservatives of causing Romney to lose? Or suggesting that people who stick to their principles are childish and immature? What about suggesting that people who don´t vote the way they are expected to are Obama supporters?
And I´m sorry, #5, but I disagree. This argument needs to be resolved or we will be right back in this same place - fighting between the conservative and progressive wings of the party over why we lost - in November of 2016. If we have an election in 2016.
The Romney adviser is correct. I am embarrassed to share this planet with people ( being gracious) who didn´t turn out and vote for Romney because (1 )he is a " Rino" ( we should welcome more of them or live and die in a tiny tent) (2) because he is a "big business man", interested only in advancing the business class interests. ( Dick Armey, I believe): " I have never been offered a job by a poor man."), (3) because he wasn´t rabid, intemperate and opinionated enough, such as Gingrich and Santorum, who knows as little about anything as anyone, or Ron Paul, who, for all of his sound and fury, has seldom sponsored a single piece of major legislation in his 100 or 200 years in the Congress and has apparently read only one book on Middle East relations, which was wrong, (and others too insigificant and embarrassing to name.
This leaves out closet Mormon haters, and shame, shame shame on you. So we let a decent, principled, experienced, capable, accomplished, charitable, patriotic God- fearing person be defeated by what?
Rubbish. I know many many O voters, and disenchanted nonvoters who suprised me w/ revelations that they were miserable, and motivated to dump Obuyme. They came out for MR, and ensured the entire family voted for him as well! It should have been a landslide for him.
The scenario we´re asked to buy smells too much like an xlgrease manipulation from he off. Masses of O-phoners manage to vote, even in a massive hurricane....the military, not so much.
Wrong guy, wrong message. Wasn´t the guy in 2008, and people didn´t like him or his message any better in 2012. A negative campaign disrespectful to the ideals and accomplishments of genuine, if not imperfect, conservatives left us with a guy who couldn´t run against Obamacare (didn´t Santorum point that out?) and wouldn´t run against the attack on American greatness and social order that is the current administration, because, well, coastal republicans know that Obama was really correct about those bitter clingers. Romneybots, you own this mess. Time to start deferring to those with better judgment.
Poster #24 goes to the heart of it, as usual. With 60 million or more people willing and eager to vote for a vile, divisive, lying, amoral communist jackboot whose aim is to bring down the republic, what is there left for us to work with?
Romney was not the perfect candidate, and he & his campaign made some strategic errors. But it serves no purpose to suggest that any of the other available candidates could have done better. IMO that notion is absurd on its face. Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann? Can you say 1964 all over again?
And we really don´t know why Romney received 3 million fewer votes than McPain did. It´s probably for a mishmash of reasons, none of them good, and we have no basis for concluding that one of the other GOP candidates would have convinced those non-voters to go to the polls.
Mitt Romney never said this. I don´t even know this person. I agree with Romney that it was the gifts. I saw no ground game for Obama in Orlando the feeling was overwhelming that Romney would easily win Florida. Like cockroaches in the night these human parasites made their way to the polls.
I don´t like McCain but he really stepped up last week while most of us our still shell shocked.
Having been brow beaten for over a year that there was no way the inevitable Mitt Romney could lose this election, we are now informed that 1. Romney didn´t lose this election (electoral misconduct), 2. The loss wasn´t his fault (demographics), and 3. His loss was my fault. To take each in turn: 1. Electoral misconduct has been part of elections throughout our history. Effective campaigns control this and counter-act its effects. They don´t use it as an alibi after the fact. 2. The same country sent the TEA party to Congress In 2010. 3. The way Romney won the nomination turned off a lot of potential supporters. Several of us warned about this at the time and were told in no uncertain terms to shut up, grow up, and get with Mitt or else. That kind of thoughtful, well-reasoned approach was apparently less persuasive than his supporters thought. It turns out that the inevitable Mitt Romney was evitable after all. I did what I could for Romney and take no pleasure in the outcome, but I will not be blamed for his defeat. This was Mitt´s election to lose. And he did.
Trying to blame the conservatives for Romney´s defeat? If Romney had any backbone he would be trying to wage a battle against voter fraud in all of the swing states. Romney has no one to blame except himself and needs to stop with the obama´s "blame bush" mantra.
The ´voter fraud was the reason Romney lost´ mantra is dangerous and pernecious malarkey. Romney lost all the battleground states decisively, because he was a terrible candidate w/o core principles; a cold reality the majority of voters grasped. Conservatives warned about him since day one but were told to shut up and sit down. In virtually every battleground state, R´s control both the executive (Gov)and legislative (House/Senate) branches, yet the many insist voter fraud caused the defeat. Really? The triumph of delusion over reality.
Does this Gutierrez have a first name? It isn´t in the article.
Gutierrez and the rest of the far left in the National Republican leadership are the reason that both McCain and Romney lost.
I did not become more conservative, I stayed the same, the party left me!
Unfortunately, for 2012, there was no conservative choice, so I voted for Romney.
Perhaps in the next two years, some of those in the "far right" that you blame and detest will form a "Conservative" or "Constitutionist" party that I can support with my time and money, that will garner the majority of votes and the Republicans can go the way of the Whigs.
Voter fraud, vote buying, class envy, tribalism, left wing propaganda, media sabotage, entitlement mentality, craven communism, a tidal wave of illegal immigrants that voted anyway, and a number of evangelicals that would never vote for a Mormon....that´s why he lost. That´s why we on the right lost. That´s why our country lost to the rot within.
Missed a good one here. Better late than never, I guess.
Still no one is explaining how a million “far right” voters are to blame for a loss, when 10 million moderates are not. Romney’s play was to the middle. He was supposed to be the big tent guy that brought in the cross-overs and moderates – that’s what made him “electable”. Remember? The popular vote is irrelevant anyway. Romney lost by not carrying four swing states full of moderates, the “far right” had nothing to do with it.
The voter fraud explanation has to stop. Complaining about the refs and scorekeepers is what losers do.
Also, the GOP does not struggle with a lack of “niceness.” That is a silly excuse that sounds a lot like people with no kids telling you how to be a better parent.
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