The Sarah Gambit.Why spend dollars and/or time on people who are
going to "dis" you?Oh the other hand...It
doesn't appear to be working that well for Sarah's
Quasi-Pseudo-Presidential(?)...On the other, other hand...Should MITT re-consider/(flip-flop) his skipping decision?Poor
MITT, this Iowa and Florida thing, and now even Rush is "dising"
Here's Florida's straw polls Romney. Economist, author and Yale University
Professor Robert Shiller warns that dismal housing and employment data suggest
the economy is at a tipping point where a double-dip recession is possible and
home prices could have much further to fall. Falling home prices have shrunk
equity so much that the proportion of their homes that Americans actually own is
near its lowest point since World War II. The Federal Reserve says average home
equity plunged from more than 61 percent at the start of 2001 to 38 percent in
the January-March quarter this year. That drop comes as home prices in big metro
areas have reached their lowest level since 2002. The Fed's quarterly report
shows how much wealth, or net worth, Americans have gained or lost. Net worth is
the value of assets such as homes and stocks, minus debts like mortgages and
credit cards. Normally when people pay down their mortgages, they see their
home equity rise. But since the housing bubble burst in 2006, prices have fallen
more than they did during the Great Depression. In many cases, people are paying
off mortgage interest thanks to the GOP.
Florida's straw polls Mr. Romney thanks to the GOP, in Sarah Palin Country.
"I tell it like it is, because, no one else will." As we all know the
price of gasoline is headed into outer space with no signs of ever coming back
to earth and Mr. Obama and company seem just as impotent to deal with the
problem as the rest of us. It seems that all they can do is sit back and dream
about the day when wind power, sunlight and some kind of fuel distilled from the
leaves on the trees or whatever, will replace the need for petroleum and
pregnant tin cans powered by electricity will replace the internal combustion
engine. But to think that Americans are going to drive around in glorified
roller skates that will only go 100 miles without having to be recharged is
about as realistic as me winning the Masters next year. HEY Congress, don't
try to put America into a soup can with a lawnmower engine and expect us to be
happy about it. How about we drill baby drill instead?. In Florida
We like Gators, NOT RINOS.That's my truthful views.Palin
Is Romney scared of Florida's straw polls here, or our gator's?. We love
gator's but hate RINO's, we use them for gator-bait. Plus Romney could not
handle us rednecks here in Florida anyway. Here's a question for Romney. The
Patriot Act's money laundering provisions, where are they today?. The tobacco
industry feared The Patriot Act so Rep. Michael Oxley removed a provision
involving money laundering from the bill at the behest of the White House and
GOP whip Tom DeLay, under pressure from Big Tobacco. More loopholes that allow
qualifying Institutions to still serve as conduits for Tax Evasion that report
nothing to the IRS for collection. Is this fair taxing to the poor and
middleclass ?. It's secret government by the insiders, for the insiders only
today. That's for BIG BUSINESS "ONLY" and their deep pocket's. The
underlying dynamic is bought-off congressmen ignoring real social problems and
using the legislative process to construct massive perpetual handouts for their
campaign-contributor sponsors. WHO IN CONGRESS wrote a amendment to add this
"BACK" into The Patriot Act to date?. Conservatives never see the
elephant in the room.
Palin would lose by 20 to Obama. One in 5 Republicans would vote for Obama over
Palin. I'm one of them. The enemy I know is much preferred over the enemy I
don't know. While neither Obama or Palin are my enemies, the maxim holds true
in this case. I'd rather go with the mistake I know about over the mistake that
I don't know about. Either case, the country is in trouble.
Smart move. Why pay a million bucks on a poll, if you are already leading each
of the free polls.
It may be smart in some regards, but some will interpret it as a sign he is
unsure of the outcome, and doesn't want to be seen as struggling in the some of
the first events of the campaign season.As to the comment that some
would favor Obama over Palin, fair enough. But some will favor Obama over
Romney, too. I may be one of them. His flip-flopping on Right to Life is
disconcerting. And while he may have abundant business experience, he came to
it a great deal by inheritance. That is off-putting to a lot of blue collar
workers with whom he has little in common.I am thankful the Church
does not endorse candidates or parties.
If Republicans aren't careful, they are going to talk themselves and each other
out of any viable candidate.
Dearn Tornogal: Every intelligent person reserves the right to change his/her
mind. Romney was NEVER personally in favor of abortion. NEVER. He has the
right official position now. Isn't that what counts? As a governor, he
governed completely as a pro-life governor. I agree that Mitt has been a little
too political at times. But, I think he's learned from that. He now takes the
positions that he always held in his heart. Obama, on the other hand, has NEVER
been pro life and NEVER will be.
Palin? You would vote for a candidate who does not know one of the most historic
events of American History? Did you not see her meltdown concerning Paul Revere?
Okay I have to stop laughing here.
Smart move with regard to Iowa & Michigan . . . not sure about Florida.I'm pretty sure that Mitt isn't willing to "take the pledge"
on Ethanol, which won't play very well in Iowa (also why Huntsman is writing off
Iowa and is focusing elsewhere), and he is already getting beaten up over
opposing the auto industry bailouts in Michigan, so there's no good reason to
focus much time and resources ($$) there, which would be a waste and would draw
attention to the poor showing that he is virtually guaranteed to have there (an
embarrassment, given his Michigan roots).On the other hand, it might
be worthwhile to participate in the Florida straw poll, because as far as I
know, he competes well versus the rest of the Republican field in Florida, and
if he could place 1st or 2nd among the Republicans there, that might give him a
boost.DISCLAIMER: I'm not supporting/endorsing Romney here (I'm not
even a Republican . . . big surprise), I'm just an armchair presidential primary
strategist, and where there is no suspense or drama on the "D" side,
I'm kind of left with focusing on the "R's".
Dear EJM: Technically speaking, Palin was accurate in what she said about Paul
Revere warning the British that we wouldn't stand for being attacked. Paul
Revere was captured on his famous ride and he told the British that we would not
allow them to attack us, etc. That is technically a fact. However, most
Americans don't know this and so they assumed she was wrong. They mostly only
know about Paul Revere's famous ride. Most don't even know that he was captured
before he could complete it. Sarah Palin is actually a very
intelligent woman. Unfortunately, she is sometimes a little undiscplined about
some of her remarks. BUT, she was actually right about Paul Revere. I just
thought you'd like to know that.
Straw polls don't mean squat.
Bro. Chuck Schroeder: I was surprised at your statement: " How about we
drill baby drill instead?. In Florida We like Gators, NOT RINOS."I thought Florida was the state that keeps saying "Don't drill off our
shores!"If every state says drill, but not here, where do we drill?
Cats: Paul Revere was not putting the lights in the church tower to warn the
British. It was to warn the settlers as to how the British were advancing, by
land or by sea. No matter how you spin it, Sarah Palin was mistaken- which we
all are from time to time.In my opinion, nominating Sarah Palin for
president would be certain victory for Obama.
good for him
So Bro. Romney is going to focus on the economy which is fine and all, I want to
know what his exit strategy for getting the USA out of the middle east. Time to
leave and save money for when we need to fight a real war. The USA
is flat broke. We can't afford hobby wars and spending like we've seen the last
10 years. It's been ridiculous. I think Romney could be a good president, but
nothing compared to liberty loving Ron Paul. ;)Have a good one.
Mitt and Sarah may be providing some current entertainment, but it's a pipedream
to think either will land in the White HOuse as anything other than a guest.
Nobody can say that Mitt hasn't done well as a businessman, but that's not going
to win him the nomination. As for Palin...how could anybody serioualy vote for
somebody who bailed from her elected post as Govenor?
Dear Cats,Of course everyone has the right to change an opinion.
But I do not regard the Right to Life issue as an opinion that should waiver
much.Brother Romney has said "I believe abortion should be safe
and legal in this country." That sure sounds like a personal belief to
me.And I was sorely disappointed to see his "off the
camera" interview with radio host (you can do a you tube search and look
for his interview with Jan Mickelson). In that he said "Some leaders of my
church are pro choice." I think that misrepresents the church's stand on
abortion.And I have to admit that your assertion "he has the
right official position now" is exactly the problem. I sense his
"official" position has morphed far too much to reflect a deeply held
personal view on what I consider a bedrock issue.
EJM: I am not a sara palin fan -- by any stretch of the imagination, but the
"meltdown" you refer to was in fact an accurate portrayal of history.
As one who has a masters in American History with emphasis on colonial and as
confirmed by a historian who was on NPR (and the NPR host was just beside
herself because this historian -- who also emphatically denied being a palin
supporter -- put the media in its place regarding the matter), palin's
description of the vent was accurate.
Many feel Iowa's much loved view of itself as a indispensable part of
determining the candidate is coming to an end."Skipping
Iowa" has been reported about many hopefuls the last couple of weeks.
Romney is a Rhino! Too liberal for my tastes. I wonder what he thinks about the
recent LDS Church statements concerning illegal aliens?