Published: Sunday, Oct. 30 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
Everything Mr. Will says about Mr. Romney is true. It is odd that I still find
him to be the best choice in the GOP field.
Will the Tea Party and the core Republican base decide that it is better to
compromise their values and vote for Romney because he may be the best
opportunity to defeat Barack Obama? Perhaps. The dislike of Obama within the
Republican base may be so great that they would do anything to obtain his loss
in 2012. Although Romney is the antithesis of what the Tea Party Republicans
may want, they may just hold there nose and vote for him just because it may be
the only way to get a Republican in the White House.As for the
Republlican nomination, the support is there to nominate a Tea Party favorite,
but Independents would reject that candidate and give the election to Obama only
because they fear the Tea Party extremists and their unconventional ideas. The
problem for Romney is how can he shift his views to appeal to the Tea Party for
the nomination and then redirect them to appeal to Independents without adding
to his flip-flop, beige reputation? It's not a nice place to be in, but then he
knows he has to move Right to play in the game and that's dangerous.
He's asking Romney for a clear stance on ethanol? Doesn't George Will know
Romney's position on making positions?
Republicans and Democrats both seem to be headed for extinction. Romney typifies
all that's wrong within the GOP: vague sloganeering with ambiguous
"specifics." This is what happens when both parties become so large
that they have to appeal to many diverse factions nationwide. How anyone can
stomach this steady diet of waffles for so long is beyond me.
I would love to see more discussion based on competence, not ideology.
Where's the guy(oops, person) who is supposed to ride up on the white horse at
the last minute and save the day for the Republican party?Still wishing,
and hoping, and praying, and watching............
"NO"!. We don't trust any of them anymore since 2008. K Street is a
major thoroughfare in the United States capital of Washington, D.C. known as a
center for numerous think tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups. The K Street
Project is a project by the Republican Party to pressure Washington lobbying
firms to hire Republicans in top positions, and to reward loyal GOP lobbyists
with access to influential officials. It was launched in 1995, by Republican
strategist Grover Norquist and House majority leader Tom DeLay. K Street in
Washington DC is where the big lobbying firms have their headquarters and is
sometimes refered to as the fourth branch of government. Lobbying firms have
great influence in U.S. national politics due to monetary resources and the
revolving door policy of hiring former government officials. It is common
practice for politicians to request money from lobbying firms for an exchange in
better access to officials and to buy favoritism in policies. DeLay of the
House, Rick Santorum of the Senate, and Grover Norquist took this opportunity to
expand the K Street Project by pressuring major lobbying firms to hire only
Republicans in any new or open positions. My views.
Will the Republicans settle for the candidate that lost to the candidate that
lost to Obama? If McCain was running again, would Romney be leading?
"must conservatism settle for Mitt"?--------If
they want a shot at the general election they must.The American
isn't ready to gut social security, medicade, the insurance of food stamps while
at the same time drastically lowering taxes on the most wealthy.Most
people believe sacrifice must be shared.
The tea party will run a third party candidate.
And if the tea party does run a third candidate they will insure the reelection
of President Obama.
Before Romney can use his business skills to overturn the destruction being
caused by Mr. Obama, Romney has to be in office. What kind of political fool
would alienate the people of Iowa? What kind of political fool would cater to
people within his own party who told him to destroy his chances of being elected
to satisfy those on their fringe?Mr. Romney, if he hopes to be
elected, must have answers that more than 50% of voting Americans accept as the
best policy for America. He will not get those votes by being appealing to Mr.
Well "conservatism" (definition please, Mr Will) hasn't settled on
Mitt.Nor does it need to, to answer GWill's question.After studying all the candidates I would say that "conservatism"
(those who want to minimize taxes, and cut government spending: MY definition,
there needs to be one) has a near-perfect representative in Mr Paul.Explanation:Mr Paul will minimize taxes: he aims to abolish income
tax altogether and replace it with nothing. He plans to reduce corporate tax
MORE than Mitt (to 15% rather than just 25%). Mitt wants to extend a tax break
to the Middle Class and other lower paid working people (so far so good) but
"Ron" will abolish the income tax altogether. Mr Paul
aims to reduce spending dramatically and has a definite and detailed plan,
including the reduction of the annual budget (first year in office) by one
trillion dollars. Also the bringing home of troops from all of the Middle East
and shutting down hundreds of military bases. Mitt has said nothing of this
nature. Ron Paul has a complete budget plan available for public scrutiny and
Must Conservatives settle for Herman Cain? You see Mr. Will if you pick and
choose there is much more to be said! Herman Cain supports Abortion with NO
OPTIONS! As a Conservative I find this a unacceptable position! No exception for
Rape or Incest? Mr. Cain would have you believe that if his wife,child or
grandchild were a victim he would not want them to even have an option away from
that unacceptable position! Where is the logic Mr. Cain? Conservative is one
thing, over the top another! Forcing a woman or child to endure with an UNWANTED
PREGNANCY IS EQUAL TO TORTURE! Why would you Mr. Cain, if your in your right
mind, force TORTURE on a Female citizen of any age? Where is the Compassionate
Christian heart here? It appears to be missing. You may not Sir have had to deal
with this situation before, but I would rather that Mitt Romney be President and
allow this choice to a woman than an unbending heartless businessman dictating
ALL RULES and REGULATIONS! You Mr. Cain claim you want to divest power from the
Ferderal Government, but only no the States not to the people?
It's one thing to win a political party's nomination. It another, more
complicated, thing to win the office. Then, it is a much more difficult task to
work with Congress and get policy that the Supreme Court will accept.Campaign pledges are to be taken with a heavy grain of salt. Does anyone
actually think tax reform as proposed by the Tea Party favorites-of-the-week
will ever be enacted into law? Corporations and those who have the power would
love to have a flat tax but they don't want to lose their tax loopholes. They
paid dearly to get their special consideration in the formulation of the current
tax code and will fight with huge contributions to selected congresspeople to
maintain their advantage.
@EarlPoliticos who seem comfortable, on both sides, of every issue,
as well as all politicos in general, be forever warned... Make a
place in the Pantheon of Political Pundentry.The "Earl of
Sandy" has coined my new favorite phrase..."...vague
sloganeering with ambiguous specifics...".When, not if, I use
this term, let it be known among all who dare to comment on the DN Forum, that
the "Earl of Sandy" is the originator of this classic decsription of
the "disease" which seems to bedevil politicos of all types and
stripes, on a daily, sometimes hourly basis.Again, Earl, my
George Will picked a most confusing and divisive issue for Republicans -
ethanol. Oil states despise it - corn states love it. Romney is caught in
the middle. Where does H Cain stand on this one?Will's
other example, the union issues in Ohio, should have been left alone. It is, as
Romney said initially, a state issue. Romney should have left it at that. George Will must have an agenda for this little piece. Hope he shares
it with us.
George Will has always relied on the notion of an emasculated conservative party
that he alone can speak for. He is main stream media personified. Now we see a
political bubble not unlike the real estate bubble that burst. Some see it,
others just don't. Romney has the right mix of common sense and compassion to
bring us together as a nation. If he can't do it, then Bachman will use tough
love as the medicene. If the American people reject both, then we only have
ourselves to blame for the accelerated decline that is sure to follow.
I like reading George Will most of the time but not today. I wonder which
candidate he likes, if not Romney? Would it be Perry or Cain? Bachmann or
Santoris? Huntsman or Ron Paul? (Smile.) Which of these does he think
independent voters will go for in numbers? Hard to imagine. But maybe Mr. Will
sees something the rest of us can't. Maybe he wants to run at last . . .I believe Romney will be a good president, and George will likely come
to recognize that.
So, George starts off with the old claim that Obama, said ATM's are to blame for
high unemployment. Not True! He said structural changes, allow businesses to do
more with less, and then used ATM's at banks and Kisoks in airports as examples
that everyone would recognize. Then he said, the point is we need to make sure
that we are training people for jobs that are available and will be avialable.
ATM's and kisoks are in fact examples of productivity gains and,
U.S. productivity growth doubled from 2008 to 2009, then doubled again in 2010,
according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. No
where did the President say productivity gains were responsible for high
unemployment.Try again George, you are usually better than this.
However, if George Will is resorting to blatant lies to discredit the President
repbulicans should be very afraid of next November.
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