Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Which Romney for President?


It’s been interesting this political season watching the blood sport of presidential debates. As nearly everyone agrees, Romney walked all over Obama in the first debate and, from what I gather, the second was looked at as pretty much of a draw. We’ve had four years to observe Obama and know his style and policy orientation pretty well. What’s been interesting, is to learn more about Romney. He’s a great debater, obviously darned smart, has some interesting ideas, and comes off to me as a super salesman, all of which probably explain his financial successes.

It’s no secret, though, that Romney has a problem. Who is he? Is he the moderate, almost liberal, man who governed Massachusetts? Is he the man who insured his winning the Republican nomination by positioning himself to the right of the Tea Party? Or is he the centrist we are meeting in the debates who’s going to stick it to the rich while coddling the middle class? (He now claims he’s not going to lower the tax load on the rich but that he’s going to give the rest of us a well deserved 20 percent tax cut all, incidentally, while decreasing the deficit!) Would you buy a used car from this guy?


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Discussion | 12 comments

  • James E.October 22, 2012 - 11:14 am

    I would not buy a car from Mitt Romney. And, he's not a great debater -- he's a CEO debater. Says anything that comes to mind boldly with no fear of being contradicted by the little people. Except for the top 2%, God help the little people should he become the president. Two more weeks.

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  • cookie65October 26, 2012 - 5:29 am

    James, being so concerned about the "little people", have you been in a coma for the last 4 years?

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  • Thomas GibneyOctober 26, 2012 - 8:14 am

    Does anybody know who Barrack Obama really is....????? Romney, not the best alternative (God forbid we get anything other than the two party Drek..) But at least he has Been in Business before as well as some Govt experience...That trumps the Community Organizer in my book...the one who was never really voting on anything in congress...who has, in my and many others opinion, been less than truthful with the American people.

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  • Evelyn VeerkampOctober 26, 2012 - 9:14 am

    Thomas, thanks for your "God forbid we get anything other than the two party Drek." Little is more tightly controlled than information about issues and presidential candidates. Earlier this week I watched the Third Party Presidential Debate. Well worth the time. In case anyone is interested, it can be found here:

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  • edh momsOctober 26, 2012 - 10:37 am

    Romney clearly has no idea about foreign matters. People, if he is elected won't be long before other countries will be pushing the button on us American's. Does he even listen to himself? "5-point plan"...I've never heard it the same way twice. Romney said "just give him 8 years to fix our country's problems....Yea right! Nobody could have fixed America's problems in 4 years time - Obama has my confidence and my vote!

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  • DB SmithOctober 26, 2012 - 11:12 am

    Oohhh edh moms. We know it's Halloween time but please grow up. Who the hell is Barack Hussein Obama or is it Barry (what's his middle name)Sorento? It was Barry that promised to fix it in 4 years or he would go? Other than spending and wanting to raise taxes on the successful, (which by the way would not put a dent in our deficit) where is a Barry plan? He has your confidence? You poor gullible thing.

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  • richOctober 27, 2012 - 8:52 am

    Three months ago I bet my wife that Mitt Romney would have run off to Mexico by now, I guess she wins....

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  • MikeOctober 27, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    It is very interesting to see the different points of views from people on the President and Mitt. Across the board - if you like welfare, spreading the wealth, socialism, socialized medicine etc - you are a Obama supporter. We already know from history when you take other peoples money and spread it ou eventually it runs out - henseforth over 16 trillion in debt - going off the financial cliff. If you support Mitt - you support a person that has actually ran a business successfully - is a God Fearing Man - takes about 20% of his income and gives it to Chariity - and speaks the truth about many things. Both canidates have made their mis-steps by stating facts that are not true - that have been picked apart. The bottom line is the United States is a Republic - and the Constitution was written to protect us from Big Government and Socialism. Mitt was right when he said we are on the road to Greece. Four more years of Obama will be nothing more than what we have seen - high unemployment - spreading the wealth - big goverment - illegal immigration - a continued explosion in the Mid-East. The president has been caught in continual lies. As for his promise for transparency - well - you have all seen that. I am not sure that Mitt is the best for this country either - but we are choice is voting for the Less of Two Evils. Let us not forget that we have 3 branches of government and who is in the House and Senate really determines our direction - along with the Courts. If Obama wins - I would stock up on food and supplies because other peoples money has ran out, and nobody wants to loan us any more. When people get hungry they steal other peoples food. Follow History - Riots and Violence is coming - interruptions in transportation - the flow of energy etc. If you do not plan for this you will just be out of luck.

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  • prime timeOctober 27, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    The Romney Deception: Mitt Says: 'Corporations Are People, My Friend'

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  • prime timeOctober 27, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Romney Rep. Peter King: Presidential Kill List "Totally Constitutional"

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  • James E.October 27, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    Mike, OK, you've convinced me -- I'm voting for Obama. Your comment is so filled with "stuff" that you leave me with no other choice. Come on Giants, win #3 and it's almost over.

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  • CatherineOctober 28, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    Look at how Romney governed: He balanced the budget in Massachusetts by robbing city and county budgets, adding fees where he couldn't get approval for taxes, and diminishing programs that make up the safety net. Nothing genius, just cuts that affected the poor and middle class more than the wealthy.

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