Published: Thursday, Feb. 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
Republican voters seem to be saying, 'We don't want Romney' ===================If that be the case, Can you only
"Imagine" what Moderates, Independants and Reagan
Democrats must be saying?
Just a little bit of trivia: If Obama is reelected, it will be only the second
time in our nation's history that we have had three consecutive two-term
presidents. The last three were Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe.For
some reason I don't see Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama ranking quite as high.
Perhaps another two hundred years of perspective will change that though.
Sure, I remember President Willkie :-)Current hard times are due to
the collapse of the housing bubble, which started in about 2003 and came
crashing down in 2007. Who controlled Congress and the White House during those
There are two principal assertions in this article. Assertion 1: Republicans
seem to be saying "We don't want Romney". Agreed. Assertion two:
dependancy on government gives inumbent presidents an advantage at the ballot
box. That last assertion is highly questionable at best. Does Sowell of the
right wing Hoover Institue think that Americans are so weak that they can be
bought so easily? It is easy to see that many of our politicians can be
bought, but I think better of our citizenry.I can't help but wonder
if this is the eventual right wing excuse to be pandered about if Obama wins
re-election. You know, he only won because citizems were afraid that under
conservative rule they would lose their insidious morally corrupting government
dole. But you know, that notion just might be true. When you understand what
conservatives really think about the federal safety net established under
Roosevelt and subsequent progressive leaders, you come to understand how much
they fear the potential electoral power of poor and the middle class.Wasn't Hoover the guy who did nothing about the great depression? Wasn't he
the President who sat silent beliving that the almighty free market would in
time float all boats? Yes Mr. Sowell, lets keep that unfortunate legacy alive -
then perhaps the poor can have some more nice new "Hovervilles" around
"But it is hard to maintain an aura of invincibility after you have been
vinced, "--- I love it!"...its recent attempt
to force Catholic institutions to violate their own principles and bend the knee
to the dictates of Washington bureaucrats."--- If you are going
to hire people then you are a business and are subject to "Washington
bureaucrats", religious business or not, you're still in business.Personally, I don't think any of the current crop of Republican Candidates are
This has been clear for some time.
Incredible abuse of overgeneralization by the author. Obviously, MANY
republicans do want Romney, or he wouldn't have the lion's share of delegate
votes. NONE of the states Romney "lost" contribute ANY delegate
votes. Sowell knows this, so I can only assume he is one of the republicans who
is hoping for a different candidate and this is his best effort at trying to
defeat Romney.We are in a primary season, where Republicans all get
to choose their candidate - yes, for this season they fight against one another,
as always, to get to the point where we have a winner.But don't be
fooled by Sowell's strategy - huge overgeneralization about Republicans not
wanting Romney when he is the clear front-runner and obviously many, many do,
and then wrap it up with "we shouldn't be fighting like this" when
actually, yes, we should.Good try Thomas!
Concerning "electability" of the "current crop" of
Republican candidates, from the recent Reuters Poll (Feb 2- 6):It
shows Paul besting Obama 47 to 46 percent among those 65 years and older, said
to be the most reliable voters. Paul also beats Obama among whites 51 to 46
percent, persons who reside in rural areas 52 to 44 percent, and independents by
48 to 47 percent.When compared to other Republican presidential
hopefuls in a general election matchup against Obama, Paul does best among the
following population segments: males; persons ages 18 to 34; persons under 50
years of age; persons earning less than $50k per year; persons who have attended
college; crossover Democrats; self-identified liberals; self-described
moderates; residents of the Northeast and Midwest geographic regions; and those
residing in urban areas. Noteworthy as well is that Paul fares better than all
of his GOP competitors against Obama among non-whites garnering a solid 25
percent, or one in four non-white adults.
Looking at the big picture, and telling the real truth's, you can't hide this
bantering between primaries. With or without any Evangelical backing. Mitt
Romney is vociferously attacking a provision in Obamacare requiring religious
employers to cover birth control in employee health plans but the healthcare
bill he enacted as governor of Massachusetts also contained that requirement.
C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts,
told the Boston Globe that Romney's criticism of President Obama is hypocritical
because as governor he did not lift the state-level requirement of contraception
coverage. There are a lot of parallels between these two guys. Romneycare and
Obamacare are essentially the same. Romney told a crowd that the Obama
administration said that the churches and institutions they run, such as schools
and adoption agencies, hospitals, that they have to provide for their employees
free of charge contraceptives, morning after pills in other words abortive pills
and the like at no cost. If there is a message in the rise and fall of so many
conservative Republican candidates during this year's primary season, it seems
to be today's Republican voters saying, "We don't want Romney, We don't
I don't think the American people have gotten over Bush.Repubs
haven't exactly put forth a plan that is any different than what Bush presented.
Nor with their mudslinging tactics and blaming everything on the
"media" and engaging in class warfare (blaming everything on the poor
and old) has restored confidence that the repubs know what they're doing. People may not love Obama. But we know what the repubs did to our
country, and aren't about to give them the steering wheel so soon.
Voters don't want Romney because he's another Rick Scott. Gov. Rick Scott's
attacks on the middle class continue to receive support from the GOP-led
legislature. The House thus far has not followed the Governor on proposing such
deep senior health care cuts. In addition, rather than reversing some of the
$900 million in middle class tax increases, the GOP-led legislature is pushing
additional corporate tax cuts for Wall Street corporations. After cutting
education by nearly $2 billion while raising fees on middle-class Floridians by
nearly $900 million in 2011, the Republican-led legislature is poised to make
further cuts this year. The newspaper headlines have talked about Governor Rick
Scott's proposal to increase education spending by nearly $1 billion this year
while cutting reimbursements to hospitals by $2 billion, which would immediately
cuase 46,000 job losses at hospitals across the state. What most reports have
missed is that $350 million of the education increase is to keep up with the
estimated 36,000 additional students across the state, and much of the rest of
the increase is slated to go to charter schools.
Republican voters seem to be saying, 'We don't want Romney' - title
Supported by titles: **'Poll: Less than half of GOP primary voters
satisfied with 2012 field' - By Mark Murray - NBC News - 06/15/11
**'Iowa vote doesn't resolve GOP search for identity' - By Charles Babington -
AP - Published by DSNews - 01/04/12 **No true love: GOP electorate
still holding out for something better By Erick Schulzke Deseret News
02/07/12 There are others, but I'm sure you get the point. Romney is second fiddle. His failed 2008 run and the 'surge' in 2012, though
questionable, support this. If he was a contender, he should have
had the nomination. Let alone in 4 years. Also, what is the
Republican party offering America? **Senate Republicans likely to
kill Obama jobs bill By Andrew Taylor AP Published by DSNews 10/11/11 Obstruction, and a 'your fired' mentality... in an
attempted economic recovery! We need to be MAKING jobs, not firing
people. Dosen't make much sense, does it? As such, the
Republican base is not energized to support it's own party. This
means even less support for Independants and Democrats. The
Republican party, stands alone. And dosen't like, what it see's.
Gotta love how Tommy accuses Demos of making promises to gain votes.As if the repubs aren't doing the same. What's a promise to
Floridan's to build a moon base?What about oaths to never raise
taxesThese are merely "promises" to gain votes as well.
Political pandering is done by both sides but apparently Tommy only sees one
side engaging in it. One needs to ask the question, "why?"
Could it be that tommy has an agenda? Folks, we need to
really research out the facts of the problems that our country is facing. We can
no longer rely on these political talking heads who have no credibility who are
merely trying to promote their own selfish agendas.
And the GOP circus continues. What a bunch of clowns.
Republican voters are also sort of saying...we want Santorum!!
Santorum says that he is what the Republicans really want. Romney says now that
he knows what Republicans want, he can change to those positions. Romney was at
a loss to explain why he dropped the ball. In fact, his wife is now blaming it
on the New England Patriot receivers. Donald Trump announced he is building a
new hotel four blocks from the White House. And with any luck, that will be
about as close to the White House as Donald Trump will ever get. Since
yesterday's primaries, Rick Santorum's campaign has received $250,000 in
donations. When Mitt Romney heard this, he said "$250,000? Oh, that's
cute." Mitt Romney lost all three of the primaries. Today, he begged Donald
Trump to take back his endorsement. It was a big setback for the Mitt Romney
campaign. Even the very poor said they felt bad for him. People on the inside
tell me that the first thing Romney's going to do if he's elected president is
he's going to outlaw casual Friday. Santorum is already is being fitted for an
inaugural sweater vest. Santorum is running show his high school crush she
should have gone to the prom.
How bad was Romney hurt in the last debate?.He was hurt so bad
that.....Mitt Romney got so beat up in the last debate he wrote
Obama hereThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20500and asked him if he was covered with ObamaCare
to get patched up again.Ouch.
There are still 40+ states plus DC and the territories who get to pick the
Presidential nomiee too. Don't get to vote in Presidential elections
territories that is.
Romney won the most populaced counties in Colorado, but lost the state to
Santorum, because Santorum spent three extra weeks in Colorado, while Romney was
focused in Florida. Honestly if we're claiming that Romney should've won due to
the religious makeup of the state, then that's a red herring. This editorial is
ignoring the huge impact of the many evangelical Megachurches that thrive in
Colorado. Many have had a significant impact upon state elections and politics
in the past. In fact it wasn't but a couple years ago that a Colorado Megachurch
was hitting the headlines due to pastors who brought scandal on themselves by
embracing the forbidden lust against which they preached.
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