wish michelle could say the same. what a contrast!
Behind every great man......Class in motion.Lucky guy!Mitt
to:Alumni (which, BTW, is a plural term)Today's virulent GOP would
rather see mass failure of the economy than to hand President Obama a success in
office following the punishingly bad GWB administration. Today, your party is
willing to reverse 200 plus years of broadening the national voting population
under the phony issue of "voter fraud". Pathetic.
@ Mark BWho was it that didn't want the presidential absentee
military ballots counted, Al or George? (HINT: It was George W. Bush.)Just broadening the voting base doesn't mean anything, except the very
strong possibility of voter fraud. People who cast a ballot when
the country was formed were only white, male property holders. Why? Becauise
they wre the ones who had the most vested interests in the outcome of the
election and potentially the most to lose. Remember that the signers of the
Declaration of Independence literally put their lives and fortunes on the line.
Just why, exactly, do today's voters that can't even read the ballot,
have to be bussed to the polls, and just take from the government place on the
line for the freedom they enjoy? All they want is to vote for who they think
will give them another handout with no questions asked. That's a recipie
for the end of democracy, big time.Mitt at least knows this; Obama
embraces voter corrpution.
@Mark BPart of equal rights in America is taking an equal share of
the responsibility when things go bad. Nobody is trying to suppress votes by
simply asking for a picture ID. Democrats need to quit playing the race card
and take responsibility for policies that didn't work. Barack Obama
isn't going to lose this election because he's black. He's not
going to lose this election because of perceived vote suppression. He's
going to lose because he hasn't done the job that was required of a
president- be a leader.
That was great. I loved the line that maybe the current administration
wouldn't be so negative about Mitt's success if it had been more
successful during the past four years.We need Mitt's problem
solving abilities in the White House, not Barack's problem blaming
abilities. While Obama's crew is doing everything possible to divide the
country, Romney will work hard to rebuild the economy and make this a better
country for all.
'this man will not fail'...except when he failed to win
the presidential nomination 4 years ago against John McCain....and
then when he failed to win the vice presidential selection against Sarah
Palin.I'm sure his 4 additional years of campaigning have more
than made up for his previous inability to impress the Republican voters.Either that, or they have simply lowered the standards to his level.
My error; should have said "HINT: It WASN'T George W. Bush." So
that leaves only Al Gore, you know, the guy who invented the internet. In my
haste I didn't proofread the script. Also, the sentence should start
"Just WHAT," not "Just why..." My bad....I suppose it's
too late to type well.Now, on to bigger and better things, like
voting for Mitt....
President Obama had a majority in the house and only a simple majority in the
senate. In today's political climate a super majority is needed in the
senate to get anything done.Let me guess what will happen if Romney
wins but the republicans do not obtain a super majority in the senate. His
speech and all the republicans will say, "now is the time to come together
and work as a unit." Never mind that Obama had barely wiped his feet off on
the door mat of the white house and republicans were determined to make him a
one term president.A little fact about the Paul Ryan plan that his
boss loves so much. It cuts entitlements by one trillion over ten years but also
raises the national debt by 4 trillion over for years because of his great tax
plan. I thought republicans hate deficits.
If Romney does win the election, I hope he DOES NOT FAIL.I hope that
our country does great under his leadership. I hope unemployment drops and GDP
skyrockets.I would want the Dems to support him and our country.I am sure that Mitt would tell you that a corporations management team
must pull together.Can you imagine a corporation where 1/2 of your
"C" level employees number one priority was the failure of the CEO?How many of you would buy stock in that company? I am sure that Mitt
would not.Until all Americans and our congress put America first and
party second, no president will succeed.Pull for our country, not
Ann Romney is a consummate politician. She will say and do whatever is
necessasry to get her candidate elected, whether or not what she says is true.
Mitt Romney is also a consummate politician who will do or say whatever is
necessary to get himself elected, despite the fact that what he says to one
group of people is likely directly opposite to what he said to the people he had
been talking to before.Ann did her job. That's all her talk
meant. These are the LAST people we need if we want this country to get back on
track. NO THANKS.
Will not fail at what? He still refuses to tell us what he will do or what his
detailed positions are.
For a "stay at home mom", who "never worked a day in her life",
Ann gave a very polished speech.
Just what is the definition of failure? Different people have different
Interesting that Gov. Christie brought up his immigrant ancestors. There are
many Republicans that would end immigration as we know it. They are deteremined
to punish the children of illegal immigrants by doing all they can to deny them
an education. The Republican party has beem taken over by right wing
ideologues that view bipartisanship as something to be avoided and even
punished. They are doing all they can to purge the party of women and
minorities. To the tea party extremist can I have my Republican party back. I
am talking about the party of Reagan. Remember the term Reagan Democrats.
Reagan was known for is bi-partisanship. Senator McConnell and his followers
vowed to destroy Obama the day he took office. I love this country. I despise
the divisiveness and hate that permeates today's political climate.
Although I'm not a fan of Romney OR Obama and have had a stark indifference
to his plea for women/minority votes AKA getting Mia to speak at the convention
and his wife, I thought Ann's speech was very moving. I don't
necessarily believe the picture she painted of Mitt not being privileged and
helped ... I mean his father was rich and Mitt went to top schools his entire
life. The speech was moving though and politically just about perfect to hit
women voters hearts.
Ann Romney as all good women and men stand up for good, solid and established
principles from God such as life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. When you look over the past 150 years in both her and his family, they
have grabbed the bull by the horns and did what any good family did, raise
children to go on and be the best they can be. They provided for their
children's welfare and not wait for the government to do that. They did it
on their own. As with all of us, our ancestors at some time or another came to
the United States of America for a better life. You can't expect a better
life if you are waiting for a government to provide for you. You first have to
fill out paperwork and then wait in line and prove that you qualify. If you go
out and get a job and work and do your best, you will benefit from the pursuit
of happiness. That, again, is the advantage of living in a free country that is
the land of opportunities. Government is for the safety and welfare of society
not the means.
Last night after the convention both my wife and I came away with the exact same
thoughts - this GOP party now days is a party of leaders - a party of successful
governors who have taken bad economies and made them good economies. This GOP
party is a party of big ideas and straight talk - short on crafty and catchy
verbiage but BIG on results. Contrast that to the small minded, small ideas, and
petty democratic party. We have a small minded , petty president who simply
can't express himself off teleprompter. We have a president and party of
tactless, petty, and frankly speaking - completely empty on ideas. The contrast
between the two parties has never been greater. Every one of these GOP governors
who spoke is a living success story. Every one. From New Jersey to Ohio to
Wisconsin. Contrast this to the failed democratic party and you don't find
ANY success stories - just debt and bankruptcy (example California). I was also
struck by the way the speakers spent less time attacking Obama (many of them not
even mentioning his name) and more time taking the high road and talking about
the GOP plan going forward. Great convention!
Ann Romney was incredible...makes you proud to be an American with great women
like this!!! Loved her speech - very inspiring and straight talking. Yes she and
Mitt are wealthy but the key thing is they started with nothing and they BUILT
their wealth. Isn't that the American dream of all of us?? Mitt took his
inheritance from his Dad and donated ALL of it to BYU. Mitt is self made - NOT
re:LValfreMitt donated 100% of the inheritance his father gave him
to BYU. You can look it up. Mitt truly is self made. Mitt served an LDS mission
- his own money and his own time serving people. What parent today doesn't
want their son to make it big - financially? I sure do. It's the American
dream that no socialist country can produce.
Ann Romney did a great job reading from the teleprompter. Interesting - if you
read an exaggerated story (i.e. the fictional story about Bain) from a
telepromter, are you a storyteller, or is it the teleprompter's fault?
Certain Individuals huff and puff and blow about Bain no matter what! Here are
facts from AnnualReports(SEC Filed)and other direct source material on
Bain Capital(Mitt Romney)involved companies.Company #Locations
Revenue/Value Employees/JobsStaples 1575us 24.5 Billion 90,000Dominos 9000 1.5 145,000ToysR Us 1600 13.7 70,000Guitar Center 223
1.8 10,000Dunkin Brands 16000 7.7 260,000Hopital Corp 275 32.0
168,000HD Supply 680 13.0 14,000Burger King 12000 2.5 39,000AMC Theaters 5300 scrreens 2.5 21,000Burlington CoatF 450 3.0 28,000Michaels Arts-C 1180 4.0 13,000Sports Authority 450 1.1 9,000Bain
Invested in these companies when they were smaller weaker or near or in
bankruptcy. This totals48,643 properties paying taxes, 112.8 billion in
value and 867,000 jobs and represents 12 companies.Bain has interest in
144 others! Not all investmentssucceed. Bain invests 66 Billion in
private capital much from accounts held by retirees. Thesecompanies
returned 10.7% average last year! Just countering Moderate's fictional
story on Ann Romney!
A re-election of Obama would be the greatest shame, and tragedy over the past
two thousand years.
re:LModerate...and your point is???? Correct me if I'm wrong
but isn't EVERYTHING that comes out of the mouth of Barack and Michelle
scripted on a teleprompter? Barack is the king of the teleprompter - correct??
Everyone that gives speeches at conventions is on teleprompter. Did you LISTEN
to anything Ann said? Obviously not. Too bad - you missed a GREAT speech!!! The
bottom line from Ann's speech - her husband is a PROVEN problem solver from
Governor to the Olympics to business ... success after success after
success.Contrast this to Michelle's husband - failure after failure after
failure. Actually you have to actually DO SOMETHING before you can even fail at
at which is also a problem for the Obama's.
@patriot,Romney was still privileged. He was raised in top schools
and had all the advantages one could ask for. I'm not holding this against
him and I praise him for his accomplishments. I'm just saying the way they
try to paint his picture as if he's just like any other middle class born
American is a falsity.Ann's speech was very moving and I'm
sure he's very proud of her.
"At every turn in his life, this man I met at a high school dance has lifted
up others."What???Except for the gay kid he and a
gang of his cronies forcibly pinned down and and cut off his hair.And the thousands he sent to the unemployment line when he sent their jobs
overseas.And the lower and middle classes that he wants to have pay
his taxes.And the elderly that he wants to ruin by killing off
Medicare, and offering "vouchers' that won't cover escalating
health care costs.Yeah...Mitt's a real peach....a man for the
people...What crap."Anne again:"This man will NOT
fail"True that, Annie baby.......he won't fail the oil
companies, drug manufacturers, and the super rich.
He won't fail the filthy rich.
The parts Ann Romney left out:Mitt and I attended private prep
schools with other children from wealthy families.Mitt and I paid our
expenses selling stock that Mitt's dad had given him. George Romney
gave us money for our first house while Mitt was attending Harvard. Romney was reluctant to head a new company for Bain, until Bill Bain
guaranteed Mitt that if the experiment failed, Mitt would get his old job and
salary back, plus any raises he would have earned during his absence. When
Romney still hesitated Bain promised that, if necessary, he would craft a cover
story saying that Romney's return to Bain & Company was needed because
of his value as a consultant. 'So,' Bain explained, 'there was no
professional or financial risk.' Finally, Romney said "yes."
But what will his success be? What will he do to Medicare and Social Security?
We know he will kill the "Affordable Healthcare Act", which will make a
whole lot of freeloaders and Insurance Companies happy. But what about people
with pre-existing health conditions, seniors with drug assistance who are in the
"Gap". What will he do for the 40 million people who can't get or
afford health insurance? Romney's certified success, may well
lead to increased suffering for all but the rich. Mrs Romney was not talking
about Mitt's success for the common man, but she was speaking to those in
her wealthy circle, persons of extreme wealth and privilege.
Ann Romney did a good job. It was a good speech. What is so hard
about saying that.Of course "She will say and do whatever is
necessasry to get her candidate elected,"As would most
spouses.Of course she used a teleprompter?Big deal.I am not a Romney supporter, but I feel that the typical petty snipping
comes from the Right.Lets keep it that way.She gave a
good speech. She is a good person, wife and mother.Lets leave it at
A1994 "Nobody is trying to suppress votes simply by asking for a picture
ID"How about this guy? Republican House Leader Mike Turzai of
Penn. Asking for a Picture ID is not the problem. The problem is
Obtaining a VALID picture ID.
What a tremendous speech! Looking at all of the comments - and especially when
you hear the mainstream media - why do people think you are "phony" if
you haven't screwed up your life? The Romneys have had their share of
challenges and have overcome them through determination, hard work, and standing
by their values.
I thought Ann gave a wonderful speech last night and was very sincere in what
I decided to read these comments because I couldn't imagine people
disrespect such a warm and sincere woman. Civility is dying in America. Even if
we disagree with each other, can't we try to have a discourse with
re: worf 7:34 a.m. Aug. 29, 2012\She had plenty of time to practice.
Tell that to the republicans... they are the ones lambasting Obama for bringing
us out of the great republican recession. Things have gotten better people not
worse. It seems every republican seems to get amnesia when talking about the
economy. We are lucky to be where we are at now no thanks to the "just say
no" republican party. Pathetic really.
Whether or not you think Ann Romney gave a "sincere" speech is
irrelevant. Are we Republicans really going to elect a President because his
wife says he can do it?Try having your wife write you a letter of
recommendation when you apply for your next job! See how that goes for you!Let's focus on the ISSUES:The GOP Platform has become
increasingly radical and extreme. Although I have been a Republican my entire
life, I cannot support it. It goes too far! And it goes too far because Mitt
Romney has cultivated and embraced the extreme positions that have been
infiltrating the GOP for the past couple of elections.The Grand Old
Party has been hijacked and turned into the Ghastly Offensive Party!
So Romney was lucky enough to grow up in a family that had gone from nothing to
something. Were supposed to be jealous of that? Why? Because his dad and mom
worked hard and were smart enough to send him to a good school? So What! And
Mitt Romney made the most of it. But, there are those who are jealous of his
success in passing his classes, earning his degrees, raising his family,
starting his business, and building dozens and dozens of other successful
businesses that have led other people to building fortunes, sending their kids
to good schools and buying homes. That does not sound evil to me and
being jealous of his success is petty! Plain out right petty!You
condemn Romney for being successful,and others like him, but then come calling
everytime you want more taxes. The government(Democrat Party) condemns him and
other wealthy people until wanting more. See Obama at his fundraisers.My Grandfathers and Grandmothers had nothing. My father had a highschool
education and military experience. He parlyed that into a business, a family and
sending his kids to great schools. He earned his success and so did Mitt
RepublicansCantthinkstraight,You just nailed the major problem. Some
people on the right have become disrespectful and hateful but they feel they
have the 'right' to do that in response to the hatred on the left. The
same is true for the left. Many of them say hateful things and make personal
attacks and they sincerely believe they are only defending their positions. You
don't even recognize the fact that you are just as guilty as the right.It is very hard when you get punched verbally, to not turn and smite
that person back. Pride cycle at work. At times I find myself doing it and then
I clear my head and step out of the boxing ring. We don't stand a chance as
a country until civility returns.
He will not fail the rich
Some egocentric fanatics can't see past your noses.If at his stage
in life if he has to use his 5 boys and wife's skirts to hide behind it
figures he'll have her making most of his political excuses and decisions
using podiums for years.
Can all sides please give up denigrating people for using teleprompters? That
means just STOP putting down Ann, Michelle, Mitt, and Barack for using a
teleprompter. General Authorities and Prophets use teleprompters at LDS General
Conferences. For that matter, can we PUH-LEASE just stop name
calling and "tattling" on other people who use name calling? We ought
to just stick to the issues to debate.
Ann Romney's address was fantastic. Too bad she had to be followed by the
self serving babbling of Christy. Mitt Romney's worst enemies are from the
self righteous misguided zealots on his right. I hope this is not America's
last chance to put our country back on the right track. Mitt Romney stands so
far above everybody else on the political scene that he seems out of place - not
out of touch.
I think I could vote for Mitt Romney if the public Mitt Romney were who I think
the private Mitt Romney is. He did an incredible job of rescuing the Utah
Olympics and turning it into a major success. I have no doubt that he was a
great Bishop and Stake President, Husband, Dad, Granddad and neighbor. I am
sure he has helped many people in his private life.My problem with
Mr. Romney is that his public life and his private life are not necessarily in
line. Again I am very confident that he is good caring man in his private life,
but he has turned hard to the right in his public line. He has abandoned the
moderate Governor Romney whom I could vote for and replaced it with the Grover
Norquist plan for destruction. Who would President Romney be? I
would vote for Governor Romney, but I will not vote for the Grover Norquist Mitt
Romney. Please will the real Mitt Romney stand up!
Ann Romney's speech last night at the RNC was Stellar!!She, in
Baseball language, Hit a Home Run!!Good Luck to and God Bless
the Romneys as they approach Election Day.
1.ceeWow, really? You ask people to stop dissing those using
teleprompters then you diss some of us who want to draw people's attention
to the worsening problem of disrespecting each other. I'm sorry but that is
so wrong. Tattling? Asking people to think about using greater civility on both
sides of the issue is not juvenile tattling. We all need reminders because we
aren't perfect. I know I do.
@Furry1993"Ann Romney is a consummate politician. She will say and do
whatever is necessasry to get her candidate elected, whether or not what she
says is true."As opposed to Hillary Clinton? PLEEEEZEI am
fascinated by the hypocrisy of feminists who display their own misogyny by
bashing women who are non-compliant to their narrow fundamentalist ideology.Slick Willie, serial harasser and woman abuser, is introducing Obama at
the convention and feminists complain about Republicans - mind-numbing