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Blog Running – ‘So, Mitt, what do you really believe’?

I tagged this before I had to take a couple days off and before the Convention.

So AFTER ther Convention – the dynamics stay the same.

‘Just trust Mitt’…to say anything to get elected.
‘But competence is worthless without direction and, frankly, character’.

‘Behind all this sits the worrying idea of a man who does not really know his own mind. America won’t vote for that man; nor would this newspaper’.

‘Mr Romney may calculate that it is best to keep quiet: the faltering economy will drive voters towards him. It is more likely, however, that his evasiveness will erode his main competitive advantage’.

‘A businessman without a credible plan to fix a problem stops being a credible businessman. So does a businessman who tells you one thing at breakfast and the opposite at supper’.
‘WHEN Mitt Romney was governor of liberal Massachusetts, he supported abortion, gun control, tackling climate change and a requirement that everyone should buy health insurance, backed up with generous subsidies for those who could not afford it’.

‘Now, as he prepares to fly to Tampa to accept the Republican Party’s nomination for president on August 30th, he opposes all those things’.

‘A year ago he favoured keeping income taxes at their current levels; now he wants to slash them for everybody, with the rate falling from 35% to 28% for the richest Americans.

‘All politicians flip-flop from time to time; but Mr Romney could win an Olympic medal in it (see article)’.

‘And that is a pity, because this newspaper finds much to like in the history of this uncharismatic but dogged man, from his obvious business acumen to the way he worked across the political aisle as governor to get health reform passed and the state budget deficit down. We share many of his views about the excessive growth of regulation and of the state in general in America, and the effect that this has on investment, productivity and growth. After four years of soaring oratory and intermittent reforms, why not bring in a more businesslike figure who might start fixing the problems with America’s finances?

‘Instead he has appeared as a fawning PR man, apparently willing to do or say just about anything to get elected’.

‘In some areas, notably social policy and foreign affairs, the result is that he is now committed to needlessly extreme or dangerous courses that he may not actually believe in but will find hard to drop; in others, especially to do with the economy, the lack of details means that some attractive-sounding headline policies prove meaningless (and possibly dangerous) on closer inspection’.
From : http://www.economist.com/node/21560864

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2 thoughts on “Blog Running – ‘So, Mitt, what do you really believe’?

  1. usproblemsolver on said:

    Hey there, new to blogging experience…but seriously…Didn’t Obama fly to California and come back endorsing gay marriage? Don’t take that as a slam on Democrats, but a point that they all do – I am of the opinion that by the time they reach that point in their political career they have compromised their beleifs to the point that they don’t even recognize them anymore…Read Step 3 on Fixing America in my blog and you’ll better understand my position. But seriously, to point out a man’s comment whether in/out of context from an 18 year span of time…really?!?! I would hope that someone would grow, learn, mature over that time…Again not endorsing anyone…Just believe we spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME assigning blame and attempting to discredit others vs. applying the same amount of time, effort and money to solving the problems that face this country!

    • I was just going to trash your comment but since YOU wanted ME to ‘learn’ via reading your blog, I’ll ‘teach’ you something and you WON’T have to read anything else I write.

      From CNN –

      November 23rd, 2011
      (CNN) – GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday stood by his first TV ad this week that stirred controversy for taking President Barack Obama’s comments out of context.

      “There was no hidden effort on the part of our campaign,” Romney said at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa.

      The ad features then-candidate Obama on the campaign trail in 2008, saying “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”

      But the 60-second spot failed to point out that Obama was actually quoting his opponent, Republican Sen. John McCain, at the time.
      From : http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/23/romney-on-ad-sauce-for-the-goose-now-sauce-for-the-gander/

      Now YOU tell ME after Mitt Romney ran his very first ad against President Obama and COMPLETELY DISTORTED his words – Tell ME that Mitt Romney wants a campaign on ‘issues’.

      I hate to burst your bubble but ‘we’ are not going to ‘fix’ America. 2008 set us on a course that was very clearly defined by the tea baggers and the 2010 Midterms.

      Blind ideology of ‘No Compromise’.

      And THAT is and will destroy America.

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