Romney was the first to strike: **'First Romney TV ad blasts Obama'
- By Mercedes White, Deseret News - 11/22/11 'It appears that in
that instance, Obama was quoting an aide to then-2008 opponent Sen. John McCain
(sic) That might be beside the point though because...' - article
And couldn't even be bothered to get the quote from Obama... not, a
John McCain aid. So to claim that Romney is now 'joining' the viper
pit, is simply not true. He, started the viper pit.
The reality is, Obama has not embraced the far left in the Democratic Party.
But what is true is that, over the past several years, the Republican Party has
moved substantially away from the center. No longer are they a
"center-right" party. Norm Ornstein, a scholar at the (conservative)
American Enterprise Institute stated recently:âOne of our two
major parties (Republicans) has become an insurgent outlier-ideologically
extreme, contemptuous of the inherited social and economic regime, scornful of
compromise, unpersuaded by conventional understanding of the facts, evidence and
science, and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.âUntil and unless the Republicans throw off the shackles of the
extremists in their party, the U.S. will have a difficult time moving ahead.
It is interesting to read all the "excuses" made for the guy who has
an "R" by his name, when those same behaviors would be roundly
criticized if these same people had a "D" next to their name. Right
is right even if nobody is doing it and wrong is wrong even if everybody is
doing it. We need someone anyone whether they are an R or a D to do
the right thing.
I agree that Chaffetz should be working for Utah. What a joke he is. He's not
really campaigning for Romney... he's campaigning against Newt. Glad to see he
made Utah his priority. I guess he knows he has Utah's vote no matter what he
does! Nice that we, as state voters, hold him accountable for his actions.I'm saddened by Romney's tactics. I don't agree with the win at all
cost ideals of most. I appreciated Huntsman's efforts to maintain his
integrity. I'm saddened by his departure, but not surprised.
It's sad that we elect only the most extreme from each party. That's why our
Gov't struggles to get anything done. Republicans send people for the far
right, Democrat's from the far left. All they care about is what's best for
them and the extremes of their party beliefs. I wish a centrist could be
elected who'd see the good from both parties and implement laws and policies
that help those in the middle who value common sense!
Just a little lie here and a little lie there, and of course Mr. Romney will
return to his "honest" ways? Mitt is having great success with
this sort of negative behavior, which he professes, is "alien" to his
way of life. Why would he return to his stodgy ways now?As for Jason
Chaffetz...Perhaps he is tired of hanging out at the airport by the TSA x-ray
machines. My guess is that he is awaiting an "impressive" appointment
from Mitt, should Romney be elected.
I will never vote for Obamney. He represents the globalist element that will
destroy the country.
I believe that Mr. Romney had to prove to the electorate that he "could
take off the gloves" and fight. I believe that he did so.
Mitt is like a bowl of brown rice... bland but healthy. Gingich is more like
some exotic dish - lots of flash and color but not as healthy for you in the
end. Obama is ... well ...junk food.
Romney needs to hold his cards close to his chest and stand firm on his feet
To all those upset by the"Viper Pit", I would simply note that
politics is a blood sport.To those who like Obama and his big
government, the biggest lie of all is: We are here from the government to help
Romney supporters complain about unfair and untrue attacks on their guy, but
what about Romney doing the same, on both his primary opponents and President
Obama. I don't want to hear your Romney supports whine any more.
Jason Chaffetz, even though I don't agree with everything he has done for Utah,
is a good and honorable man, who is using non-mainstream approaches for doing
his job. Congress has times when people are to be in their office and he is
there as he always wants to vote on all issues. He knows this is going to be a
hard campaign and President Obama has already used his influence and the DNC
money to campaign against Governor Romney and the Republicans. The Republicans
know that the campaigns for President and Congress are vital for our country at
this time and season. It is not just assisting the Republican Party,
Congressman Chaffetz is preparing for his run, every two years, for Congress
this fall. He is very astute in support the Republican Party including the
Tea-Party people that want a good government.
What Romney is doing to Gingrich in Florida today he is going to do to Obama
after he gets the GOP nomination. Obama is in negative poll numbers and it is
only get worse for him as the Occupy Wall Street protesters keep his mentality
in front of hard working American voters.
What is good for the goose is good for the gander. In any campaign there are
all kinds of options, legally, for candidates to use. The debates were pretty
good until Newt got back in them and used his snake strike approach. As with
combating any a viper, you learn how to adapt and get around their tactics.
Newt found his tactics as he used as speaker finally came back to get him. Tom
Delay was similar but found also that you can't use those kind of tactics, even
in Texas. Mitt has been straight forward and for the fact he has been running
in elections since the 1990s against powerful men, he has passed through very
heavy waves and turmoil to still be standing. He has staying power and even
though it is a rough and tough road, he is ready and hard to believe, willing in
this tough environment. The main thing, he has people who will support him in
the job as President, people who will rely on goodness in this beautiful world.
@no fit in SGMitt changes his positions every couple of weeks. Just
depends on where he's campaining. If he's in Mass., he's a moderate
Independent! Newt had a terrific line the other day when asked
about his slow responses in the last two debates. Basically said that it's
difficult to respond to someone who just stands there and blatanly lies about
things. In a debate format, you don't get enough time to call someone out on
stuff like that.I guess that's the new strategy Mitt has taken to
get back in the lead. In a timed format, just flat out lie about anything that
makes you look bad. The moderator won't give your opponent the time to really
respond.Remember how bad Obama made McCain look in debates? Can you
imagine how it's going to get with Mitt standing there lying about everything
he's done, yet there will be plenty of response time for Obama to destroy him on
it. Can't wait.
So much for all this Tea Party talk over the last couple years. Just like in
2008, the big talking, cowardly "movement" called the Tea Party has
given way to the establishment. After all the momentum they helped Newt
generate in SC, the establishment got together and squashed the Tea Party. Shows just how much say they actually have. Next to none.This Tea Party is over. At least until Obama wins another term. Then they'll
be up in arms again!
It is not about being a Democrat or a Republican or an independent or whatever.
It is politics. That is why I am not a politician and never will be. I am not a
fan of any of these party's. Sadly this is what it takes to get elected, and
someone has to be elected. Then we hope the person we elected is who we think he
or she is. Those of us who know Mitt and who worked with him at the Olympics
know what kind of a President he will make. That us why I am for him. He is a
guy who rescues mismanaged businesses, and that is exactly what the US has
I know a lot of REAL Republicans just love that Mitt has taken this tack-the
nastier the better.Thats how I know I am an Independent, not a
Republican.It saddens and annoys me that it isn't enough to have
good ideas and plans to fix what is wrong with the country--If you're going to
compete in politics, it has to come down to this.
I wish Santorum could make another rise in popularity. He has much stronger
values than Gingrich and he is a much better alternative to Mitt Romney than
Newt Gingrich, and a much better candidate for President than Gingrich. But I
like Romney the best of all. Maybe Romney will name Santorum his VP.
Romney and Gingrich are both vipers, and not to be trusted. Why is it any
surprise that they are actinglike what they are?
In SC it felt that Romney was playing "not to lose" rather than
playing to win. I hope he continues to become less scripted and controlled,
allowing the media greater access to him would be a great start.
What is Jason Chaffetz doing in Florida? We're not paying him to stump for
Romney, we're paying him to sit in the halls of Congress.
Joins? Romney started the attacks.
Everyone of these candidates has a right to defend themselves and attack as
well. Gingrich cried and cried about the attacks until all of a sudden one guy
in Vegas dumped 5 million into his PAC:then it was ok for his PAC to attack!
Gingrich cries and complains while doing his own smear campaign based on missing
facts! Mitt Romneys team has no choice but to stay on the offensive. Just today
on Sunday FOX news Gingrich was on for at least 4 hours of air time. 4 Hours!
Again, not one time did FOX disclose the tight relationship it has with Gingrich
as a ex-employee or his personal friendship with most of the staff including
Anchors and Show Opinion Anchors! What a farce to say your fair and balanced.
This network is the go Gingrich network. FOX gripes about the "Main Stream
Media" taking sides and being in for the Left but then turns around and
takes sides! Hippocrits up and down at FOX. Fair News reporting: fair and
Balanced? Where? Its the Gingrich lies network. They continually gloss over
gingrich's Anti Republican, Anti Business attacks! Hannity and Susteran have him
on a few times a week. There is no fair and balanced straight up news station
anywhere! Mitt Romney has been extremely successful yes, but is that not better
than a President with little if any executive experience in any area? Gingrich
claims Romney carpet bombs but that is just deflecting the fact that Gingrich is
the one who THROWS BOMBS! Nearly every major Republican who served with Gingrich
in the nineties has attested to that fact by endorsing Romney or even speaking
out against Gingrich. Just ask Bob Dole! Were all tired of the slime,
but if the Democrats were fielding 7,8, or 9 candidates like last election cycle
nothing would be different. Just look at their history too! All who claim it
does not happen are not genuine in their remarks and that includes every single
The main thing the President and DNC are doing is using the data, questions and
demographics against, Romney. The President doesn't have to do that for Gingich
as Gingrich is his own worst enemy. He has no empathy or sympathy for anyone.
When he sat out for those months doing his vacation, buying jewelry for his wife
and not signing up for the Virginia primary, etc, he must know he won't be able
to get very far down the pike. I guess that is why he wants to go to the Moon
and set up his own colony and sell blonde wigs to the people that live there
now. He is very interesting to do that kind of pandering at the NASA site and
trying to woo those federal employees and contractors to his side so they can
keep their salary and contracts.
Does Mitt not believe in wearing a seatbelt while riding in a moving vehicle?
Romney 2012I am glad that Romney joins rival Gingrich in the viper
pit, and it's working.Liberals are the ones trying to block VOTES
this Tuesday here.I think we all know by now what's happening on
Tuesday -- Republicans are heading to the polls in Florida.And if
you're sick and tired of all the negative ads and false attacks on the
President's record, here's your chance to do something about it:As
Republicans vote in their primary, President Obama's supporters are organizing
events -- from phone banks to voter registration drives -- across the state to
make sure we're ready to take on whoever the other side picks.There's an event happening in Saint Petersburg -- can you make it?Here are the details:What: Day of action event in Saint
PetersburgWhere: 951 Central Ave Saint Petersburg, FL 33705When: Tuesday, January 31st4:00 pmWhether you're new
to organizing or a veteran volunteer, this will be a great chance to build up
our ground game in Florida -- as always, a critical state in this election.
You'll meet other supporters from your town, pick up some new organizing skills,
and to get ready for the fight ahead.
All this superpac money being spent to attack each other. Is there going to be
anything left to challenge Obama when they're done bludgeoning each other? After
all both had favorability ratings below 35% in a recent poll.
Mitt i simply showing his true colors, he will say and do anything for his own
Apparently the Grinch under-estimated Romney. Egg on all the faces in South
Carolina, you will break your streak of picking the next US President... Go
Mr. Romney, for years, has run on the premise that he was above such garbage
tactics.How does he explain this change in his upstanding moral
character?Might he change on other issues, as well?
How we miss Jon Huntsman!
If they cannot take it from each other, they will be in completely over their
heads in the general election when the BO administration, DNC, NYT, NBC, HBO,
and most major newspapers (the dems' lapdog media) launch into them. MSNBC
already has.No, it's best to get all the accusations out now so they
can be answered so there's no October surprise.
President Obama has already started his campaign ads against Romney prior to
Florida. He is also beefing up the government ads in all departments to
influence people that the government is there to take care of them, one way or
another. The President's stress is showing up with the finger pointing at him
for berating the Governor of Arizona over her book. If we don't watch it,
anyone who writes about him will be put on a terrorist list. That is the way it
is in many countries and due to 9/11 an agency can almost use that weapon
against citizens, congressmen for thwarting his goals. What I am still amazed
out is when his wife mentioned when he became President that she finally felt
good about the USA. What a shame with all the help they got from the system
when they went to high rated and expensive schools/universities. They couldn't
be too down trodden if they got to their status in life without too much of a
problem. People in other countries see what they have been able to do and want
that same experience for themselves and their families, just not to be President
Don't kid yourself. No one goes after Santorum because he isn't much of a
threat. If he were tied with Romney or Ginrich in the polls, he'd be right in
the thick of things. He's no boy scout either. I don't like the negative stuff
either but once one side starts to do it, the other side is virtually compelled
to get into the thick of it or wilt. This is American politics now and we'll
just have to live with it and no, it isn't solely a Republican thing (remember
the nasty attacks back and forth between Obama and Hillary?). In the end,
they'll all kiss and make up - at least in public.
The political races these days are complicated. People don't value strong
ethics, moral values, and a gentle hand. I watched the South Carolina polls all
week before voting. Romney was way ahead until Gingrich slammed the moderator
with a fury that would make a linebacker shrink when he asked about his
ex-wife.I'm sure his ex-wife thought she was going to ruin Gingrich
politically by saying all of those horrible (but surely true) things. Nobody
even cared. They wanted a bloody fist fight and they got it from Gingrich that
night at the debate. He was an instant celebrity and his poll numbers nearly
doubled in the matter of a few days.It reminds me of that old movie
Gladiator with Russell Crowe. Everybody is sitting around waiting for a big
bloody battle. Gingrich gives it to them and despite all of this baggage,
everyone cheers and props him on their shoulders. Shocking to some people, like
myself. I am sorry it has gone this way, but I assume Romney will go
back to being the same stable genteel person he has been in the past. Gingrich
on the other hand would continue on shocking people around the world with his
continuing penchant for the "wild and woolly" as he likes to call it.
We live in an American Idol society and people find themselves
competing in American Idol ways.
4 weeks ago Newt and Mitt promised neither would degrade themselves with mud
slinging in their campaigns. They seem to be on the same level as
far as keeping promises.
Birds of a Feather flocketh together. The end does justify the means.
I don't know why voters respond well to attack ads and bickering. I actually
thought Santorum came across looking the best in Florida because of the fighting
between Romney and Gingrich.
A week ago today, Mitt was down, now he's back. No weak person succeed in
business. Go Mitt!!