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    How Bad IS Romney?

    The economy remains in the tank, with an exceedingly weak "recovery" and more bailouts, pork projects, welfare costs and devaluation of the currency (our investments and property).

    The President broke almost every promise on Millitary/Defense related issues, ended Iraq only when he failed to extend it, and ended it on Bush's timeline as it turns out, has failed miserably in Afgahnistan after doubling down, waged a new war in Libya and helped regime change in Egypt, neither of which is working well for us despite billions in aid, and we just had a horrific diplomatic event (the murder of an Ambassador and staff) to top it off.

    Other than on Social Issues (abortion, gay rights, etc) where Obama is clearly the more modern, popular option.....he's done very little to recommend him for 4 more years. Even Obamacare is not close to good enough for his own side (as a sellout to big isurence/pharma), and objectionable to the other.

    And yet, with all these factors against the President......Romney is still barely neck and neck (or behind) in most polling.

    This election, just based on the circumstances, should be an (R) cakewalk landslide.

    So how bad, uninspiring, and plain old unlikeable IS Romney, that with so much in his favor going in, he still stands where he stands now?

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    Romney is smart but not likable. Why? He is uncomfortable in speech and somewhat nerdy. Charisma is a little ( a lot) light. He has changing positions.
    Plus his money. There is enormous jealousy over wealth in this country. Not among all obviously but those in the middle ground.
    Plus the media beats him up fairly well. I agreed with his criticism over the current administration handling and reaction to the Middle East rioting/murders. The media killed him on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmetto defender View Post
    Romney is smart but not likable. Why? He is uncomfortable in speech and somewhat nerdy. Charisma is a little ( a lot) light. He has changing positions.
    Plus his money.
    So what you're saying is, he is this guy:


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    The only choice is Dr Paul

    Willard is a worse candidate than Dole or Gore or Dukakis were

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;4600074]So what you're saying is, he is this guy:

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    LOL. Right. He has Every negative attribute Mitt has but worse.
    PLUS, he has ZERO positive attribures. And a jerk of a wife to boot.

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    Should be a layup against Obama. How they're ****ing this up is beyond me.

    How Romney got the nod is still beyond me. Appears to be a leadership vacuum.

    Agreed Palmetto, Romney does not inspire me at all.

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    As with all national elections, we have 40% dedicated (D), 40% dedicated (R), and the remaining 20% will decide it.

    In my opinion, Romney's biggest problem is he does not come off as genuine due to his changing positions over the years. He's a bit robotic, and his viewpoints are too easily framed by the way the current political wind is blowing.

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    One problem is Obama lies/skews facts. The liberals believe them and the reps don't refute them.

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    Really, the question should, be how bad is the Republican party? Romney is the best we can do right now. That's just not good enough.

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    The problem with Romney is that his supposed strength (the economy) can not be fixed by any one president and everyone with half a brain knows that.
    In addition his knowledge of foreign policy is child like (similar to W who was conned by the Neocons), he has not spelled out any details in his plans or tell us specifically what he would do in the same situations that he criticizes Obama on.

    Plus he is a Mormon and very rich and out of touch with the average American. He always has a stupid smirk on his face and comes off as a rich, elitist, douchebag.

    Otherwise he is a great candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyo7 View Post
    The problem with Romney is that his supposed strength (the economy) can not be fixed by any one president and everyone with half a brain knows that.
    In addition his knowledge of foreign policy is child like (similar to W who was conned by the Neocons), he has not spelled out any details in his plans or tell us specifically what he would do in the same situations that he criticizes Obama on.

    Plus he is a Mormon and very rich and out of touch with the average American. He always has a stupid smirk on his face and comes off as a rich, elitist, douchebag.

    Otherwise he is a great candidate.
    Honestly, you can apply every single one of those criticisms to Obama. Every single one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Honestly, you can apply every single one of those criticisms to Obama. Every single one.
    Obama's a Mormon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyo7 View Post
    The problem with Romney is that his supposed strength (the economy) can not be fixed by any one president and everyone with half a brain knows that.
    In addition his knowledge of foreign policy is child like (similar to W who was conned by the Neocons), he has not spelled out any details in his plans or tell us specifically what he would do in the same situations that he criticizes Obama on.

    Plus he is a Mormon and very rich and out of touch with the average American. He always has a stupid smirk on his face and comes off as a rich, elitist, douchebag.

    Otherwise he is a great candidate.
    Sorry ken, Obama had what kind of experience? Watch the news the last few days? Obviously he is beloved and respected throughout the Moslem world. Putin told Hillary to f off. The Chinese ignore him. Merkel told him to shut up on budgets until HE gets his act together. He can't even get along with Israel. He has zip experience. Romney actually managed things in his life. Plus has dealt with foreign entities. I'm pretty sure he'd have a better Secretary of Stae than Hillary - an absolute novice.
    BTW Obama is the smirky one. that is when he's not struggling to read a teleprompter. Obama is the only d bag in the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyo7 View Post
    The problem with Romney is that his supposed strength (the economy) can not be fixed by any one president and everyone with half a brain knows that.
    Yet a vast number of liberals thought Obama would cute all the worlds foreign policy ills.....as well as all the economic ills, social ills, race ills, etc, etc, etc.

    In addition his knowledge of foreign policy is child like (similar to W who was conned by the Neocons),
    I'd still rate it higher than Obamas, who knew literally nothing other than his (and we know how YOU feel about personal experiences) own personal life experience abroad. And frankly, his lack of knowledge in this area has showed. The U.S. is in as poor a geopolitical and foreign affairs position as it was under Bush.

    he has not spelled out any details in his plans or tell us specifically what he would do in the same situations that he criticizes Obama on.
    Which matches Obama, the master of meaningless emotion words like "fairness" without explaining any of the policy behind them.

    Plus he is a Mormon and very rich and out of touch with the average American.
    Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.

    He always has a stupid smirk on his face and comes off as a rich, elitist, douchebag.
    And Obama doesn't?

    Bias is funny, it makes smart people say dumb things.

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    I assume by " foreign entities" you are referring to those Cayman Islands and Swiss entities he is currently stashing rhe millions he is still receiving as Chairman of Bain Capital to evade paying US taxes as hes done for the last dozen years

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Obama's a Mormon?
    No, but he is very rich and, let's face it, has nothing in common with the average American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmetto defender View Post
    Sorry ken, Obama had what kind of experience? Watch the news the last few days? Obviously he is beloved and respected throughout the Moslem world. Putin told Hillary to f off. The Chinese ignore him. Merkel told him to shut up on budgets until HE gets his act together. He can't even get along with Israel. He has zip experience. Romney actually managed things in his life. Plus has dealt with foreign entities. I'm pretty sure he'd have a better Secretary of Stae than Hillary - an absolute novice.
    BTW Obama is the smirky one. that is when he's not struggling to read a teleprompter. Obama is the only d bag in the race.
    Where did I say Obama had Foreign Policy experience?

    Im glad Obama hasent caved in to Netanyahu. It doesnt sereve our interests to do something as stupid as invade Iran. Netanyahu is seen as a nutjob by his own people.
    But guys like you and Romney are lining up to suck this guys dik.

    Give me a break. Obama has treated Netanyahu and Israel just perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Yet a vast number of liberals thought Obama would cute all the worlds foreign policy ills.....as well as all the economic ills, social ills, race ills, etc, etc, etc.

    Dont know of any liberal who thought this.


    I'd still rate it higher than Obamas, who knew literally nothing other than his (and we know how YOU feel about personal experiences) own personal life experience abroad. And frankly, his lack of knowledge in this area has showed. The U.S. is in as poor a geopolitical and foreign affairs position as it was under Bush.

    Based on what? Your opinion?


    Which matches Obama, the master of meaningless emotion words like "fairness" without explaining any of the policy behind them.



    Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.



    And Obama doesn't?

    No one said he doesnt

    Bias is funny, it makes smart people say dumb things.
    Fish, I , as most real liberals/socialists/collectiviist or whatever label you like to use, are very disappointed with Obama. Thing is, Romney is not an acceptable alternative. If real liberal/leftist were running, id probably vote for them. Too bad there isnt one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    I assume by " foreign entities" you are referring to those Cayman Islands and Swiss entities he is currently stashing rhe millions he is still receiving as Chairman of Bain Capital to evade paying US taxes as hes done for the last dozen years

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    I would suspect that when one RUNS an Olympics he MIGHT have to deal on a major political level with many foreign entities. You are aware that's how it wokls right?
    And if he OUTSOURCED ALL those jobs he might know something about things overseas also, right? Hmmm.
    And to all the brilliant genius types out there (most of whom would not understand logic if it hit them in the face): Do you not think the IRS has ever taken a look at Romney and Bain? Especially with the Caliph in the WH? If there was anything there it would have been uncovered and LONG AGO Right?
    Everyone with any money has some invested in a foreign product. Directly or through some fund - Nestle, BP, Shell, Toyota, Petrobras, Sanofi, SAP, Pearson. Lots of good stuff not U.S. out there.
    Hey, the great tax reformer, Warren Buffett, has a boatload of money overseas. AND, despite his protestations , HE has been fighting the government for years abpout taxes HE owes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyo7 View Post
    Where did I say Obama had Foreign Policy experience?

    Im glad Obama hasent caved in to Netanyahu. It doesnt sereve our interests to do something as stupid as invade Iran. Netanyahu is seen as a nutjob by his own people.
    But guys like you and Romney are lining up to suck this guys dik.

    Give me a break. Obama has treated Netanyahu and Israel just perfectly.


    By inference, if Romney is deficient then Obama must be better. Otherwise it can not be used as a point of determination. Makes sense, right? Just trying to be logical.
    Invade? Who's talking about invading. Too big a country. Long supply lines. AIR STRIKES, baby.
    Now you're getting very sophomoric. Sucking is it? Are we regressing to the 8th grade again? I pointed out your possible Alzheimers problem the other day. I do suggest you see you local VA doctor specializing in premature geriatric problems.
    And frankly, Netanyahu is more intelligent and a better speaker than Obama.
    And a better leader.

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