louieCottonwood Heights, UTIndeed [Obama's] popularity is still
very high in western and eastern Europe, not to mention Asia and Japan. Most of
Romney's rhetoric has been reminiscent of Bush, hardly a reason for the
rest of the world to celebrate.10:00 a.m. Oct. 25, 2012=============== Agreed!I recall during the Bush years,
Canadian Capitalists exploited American hatred abroud by selling "Vacation
Kits", so Americans could disguise themselves as Canadians so they could
travel Europe and other parts of the world without fear or feeling
threatened.Who wants to go back to that?
What I have yet to hear or read much about is the importance of being a world
leader, one who is capable of having the respect of our allies and major
countries. With the Obama administration we clearly have made a step forward.
Indeed his popularity is still very high in western and eastern Europe, not to
mention Asia and Japan. Most of Romney's rhetoric has been reminiscent of
Bush, hardly a reason for the rest of the world to celebrate.
@Rifleman/LDS LiberalThe good news is you are both right. If you look at
the RCP website it shows that states that are pretty solidly with one candidate
would have Romney up 206-201. If you look at the toss up states Obama would
have 281 electoral votes if those states go the way they show, but the lead is
slim in those states. Romneny would have 244, and they show Virginia's 13
votes in a dead heat. Really, all it means is the race is too close too call.
RiflemanSalt Lake City, UtahRe: LDS Liberal Farmington, UTI noticed that you didn't mention the latest RCP electoral vote count:Romney 206, Obama 201.It is only going to get better between now
and Nov. 6th.========== You keep parroting what you hear
on the radio Rifleman.Go to the website, it Really Clearly
states; Obama = 281Romney = 257270 needed to
win.But keep cherry-picking, whatever makes you feel good.
The connection between WiMi and St. Reagan is limited to the passed on selective
amnesia ronnie seemed to have so much of later in his presidency.
Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UTI noticed that you didn't mention
the latest RCP electoral vote count:Romney 206, Obama 201.It
is only going to get better between now and Nov. 6th.
I'm pretty sure Reagan didn't flip half his positions to that of
Carter. For instance, whatever happened to Romney not liking setting timelines
but now being just cool with withdrawal by the end of 2014?
Obama could not argue with facts, so he chose personal attacks. He looked as
Presidential as an Internet troll.
I must say that I find Mountanman's viewpoint fascinating. Now I know what
it is like seeing the world through the camera lenses at Fox News. But on to
more relevant matters. . .I've been thinking about President
Obama's uncharacteristically flat performance in the first debate. I think
he was caught totally off guard that Romney would have the chutzpah to lie so
blatantly and to change his positions from what he had been saying for months
(even years in some cases). I think he was dumbfounded by the audacity of this
slippery etch-a-sketching eel. By the time the second debate rolled around,
though, he knew what sort of man he was dealing with.Quite amazing
that so many Americans are so gullible, even after all the evidence we have of
who Mitt really is (basically no one has a clue).
Romney "looked Presidential" at the cost of "looking
clueless".He offered nothing bold. His neocon supporters wanted
Romney to say "bombing" is the way to stop Iran. Instead he said
we're just a couple more sanctions away from stopping them. Weak.He's lucky the President answered first on Syria. Romney probably wanted
to say "we should arm Assad's opposition", but the President
correctly pointed out that you can't just haphazardly arm rebel groups, as
some may use them on Israel. Romney had no choice but to sputter his agreement.
"Syria is Iran's route to the sea." - Mitt Romney, October 22,
Campaign Romney - Obama and this Administration's failed Foreign Policy!3rd Debate Romney - I agree with the President, I agree with the
President, I agree with the President X 12.=shows
Romney's complete and utter lack of Integrity.
Romney sputtered, repeatedly said he agreed with Obama, and didn't seem to
know where Iran and Syria lay on a map. Watching conservatives try to spin that
as a "victory" for Romney has been hysterical.
Romney outclassed Obama and out smarted him. He made Obama look petty, foolish
"During the final presidential debate, Mitt Romney was every bit the
statesman. On foreign policy issues, he was well informed, earnest and
gaffe-free. He refused to take the bait of hypothetical questions or Barack
Obama's continual attacks. "He was completely out of his
element and looked like he was lost.He was uniformed and completely
wrong on many occasions, and that's when he wasn't lying or completely
changing what he said just days before, as truthseeker points out.He refused to answer important questions, hypothetical or not, those questions
should be addressed not run away from, that is not leadership.Not
enough character or substance to lead America to anywhere but the devastation
brought about by the republicans since their hero reagan started giving it away
to the 1%.
Etch-a-sketch Romney:ROMNEY NOW: We can be a partner with China. We
don’t have to be an adversary in any way, shape or form. We can work with
them, we can collaborate with them, if they’re willing to be
responsible.ROMNEY THEN: [W]e should not fail to recognize that a China
that is a prosperous tyranny will increasingly pose problems for us, for its
neighbors, and for the entire world. [2/16/12]ROMNEY NOW:
We’ve seen progress over the past several years. The surge has been
successful and the training program is proceeding apace. There are now a large
number of Afghan Security Forces, 350,000 that are ready to step in to provide
security and we’re going to be able to make that transition by the end of
2014.ROMNEY THEN: I stand with the commanders in this regard and have no
information that suggests that pulling our troops out faster than that would do
anything but put at — at great peril the extraordinary sacrifice
that’s been made. This is not time for America to cut and run.