Romney Still Plays Cards Close to Chest
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the flip-flop king, and the man without “plan,” but will not share what any of those plans are in detail. As far as anything goes, Mitt Romney takes positions from both sides of every issue and contradicts any and every previous comment or claim he has made. Now as a strategy to his campaign, is to keep his “plans” to himself, and as a result he can’t flip-flop anymore.
It's understandable that President Obama made dozens of promises and claims in his race to The White House that were uninformed promises that lead to promises broken. However, at least Obama showed initiative and interest in issues that were important to Americans. Romney just plays both sides of the coin at all times, and you have to ask yourself if that type of person is suitable for making decisions for America.
Mitt Romney has been asked about his plans for improving the economy if he is elected president and his response is, they will tell us when they are elected. The latest was in Houston at a fundraiser and stated he would unveil his energy plan however, "I know that we have members of the media here right now, so I'm not going to go through that in great detail."
The man hides more than his taxes! He hides all of his plans too. How are Americans expected to make an informed and methodical decision for President when he won't even share what his plan is? Could it be the pressure of the relentless Tea Partiers are hindering his ability to take a stand or position that is slightly off from the typical right extremism? Just like his decision to hide his taxes, Romney likely doesn't have anything planned and can't make a decision on his own and stand by it.
The whole Republican campaign is a joke really. Romney is CLEARLY hiding something in his previous years' tax returns, and he will not explain or give details as to what his plans are in The White House. And now he's begging Rep. Todd Akin to bow out because he's making Republicans look bad. It won't do much good, Romney because it's not looking good anyway.
Posted by obamaluv at August 21, 2012 6:28 PM
I can understand not wanting to come out with your ideas if you think they might be so good they may become part of the public domain or even stolen. But without them, what we really see about him is he is a card carrying member of the priveleged class of society, he lies a lot and whines about being picked on.
So which is worse; the candidate who promises the moon and delivers nothing; or the candidate who doesn’t promise as much as some people would like to hear?
Kathy, the candidate who is supported by the party that went to great lengths to insure that the president who promised the moon could not deliver is, IMO worse. Worse because he collaborates with ideolgouges of extremism and avoids specificity and personal transparency as though it were the black plague.
What is Obama’s small-minded plan to create jobs? Spend more money and do what didn’t work during the last four years.
What is Obama’s small-minded plan to lower the deficit? - hope and higher taxes.
What is Obama’s small-minded plan to save Social Security and Medicare? Promise more and tax more.
What is Obama’s plan to win the election? Concentrate on personal attacks and made the election about small issues.
We need a bigger leader than Obama. If you like the last four years, if you want more of the same, vote Obama. If you think America can do better, Romney is your choice.
Romney’s the kind of politician who tries to win elections by not doing, saying, or revealing anything that might offend folks. Of course, what he theorizes in the lab has little to do with reality. People want to know, and people will find out.
He should look at Obama: Obama’s past is anything but spotless, his policies often controversial. But he still manages to keep ahead of Romney, still charms people more than Romney. How?
The simple fact is, Obama doesn’t try to hide, doesn’t try to get people to deny what’s in front of them. He might spin it, but he has a sense of humor, he has things he stands for, and the bad things in his past were often brought up by him personally in his memoirs, neutralizing them as problems.
Obama doesn’t try to pretend he’s some flawless god, he lets himself be seen as human. The god has further to fall than the man.
“The simple fact is, Obama doesn’t try to hide, doesn’t try to get people to deny what’s in front of them. He might spin it, but he has a sense of humor, he has things he stands for, and the bad things in his past were often brought up by him personally in his memoirs, neutralizing them as problems.
Obama doesn’t try to pretend he’s some flawless god, he lets himself be seen as human. The god has further to fall than the man.”
Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at August 22, 2012 10:53 PM
You are coreect on this one Stephen; he told the American people exactly what he was going to do to the country and the American people ignored it. His socialist plans for redistribution of wealth, the shutdown of fossil fuels, the closing of powerplants, the increase in the cost of engery, the bailout of democrat states/cities/and unions with taxpayer dollars, and the heavy boot of government on the necks of the American people were all promised. And he has delivered.
Yes, he has a sense of humor; he is laughing his ass off at the stupidity of the American people for believing him.
Obama doesn’t have to present himself as a god to the American people; the left has done it for him. How many pictures of Obama have been on the cover of the MSM magazines showing Obama with a halo around his head, and how many worshippers like you Stephen, who are in continual protective mode for Obama? You are a worshipper of Obama and you probably have a little statue of him in your house that you pray to every day. I have heard and watched liberals on the news that are die hard protectors of Obama, but sometimes they have to take a step back and admit he is wrong, but you Stephen have NEVER found anything Obama has done as being questionable or wrong. You are a complete defender of his every word and policy. It borders on a sickness.
obamaluver wrote; “Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the flip-flop king, and the man without “plan,” but will not share what any of those plans are in detail.”
What remote area of the world are you living in. It is simple to find Romney’s plans on nearly every issue one can imagine. You may disagree with what he plans to do when elected, but you can hardly deny the lack of them.
So, you have a problem with me being a consistent supporter of Obama. I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on that.
Right now, the Gawker is publishing a leaked set of Romney’s financial documents. Instead of being able to control the release of information on his financial documents, Romney’s stonewalled, then got scooped by reporters.
He goes for an interview with a reportedly Republican friendly reporter, and answers a lot of questions. But because he set the condition that none of the questions could concern Akin, the reporter had to explain at the start that those questions had to be left out. Thus, the first thing many viewers heard was exactly what kind of question he didn’t want to be asked.
Romney’s living in the past, an age when information didn’t diffuse so freely. He’s throwing a bunch of money at commercials, but he’s underestimating the level of cynicism about him, fed from both sides.
Obama’s largely hated by one side, largely liked by the other. He’s got people skills, and he can learn from political experience.
Romney? The only reason Romney is doing as well as he’s doing is the level of hatred against Obama. Otherwise, he’s rather a dead-fish handshake of a man to many, both on the right and the left. He’s a man who’s ability to appeal to as many people as possible isn’t based on being friendly, or some kind of negotiator, but basically on being a lying bastard who bull****s everybody equally, and flakes out on any position he has to, any association he has to in order to win.
People listening to Obama know what he’s for. Who the hell knows what Romney’s for?
Stephen, you get upset with me for accusing you of making “Dumbass Statements”; but you never cease to amaze me. You have got to be the biggest dumbass I have ever seen. You have made 3 more comments that defy understanding:
Referring to Romney, you state:
“He goes for an interview with a reportedly Republican friendly reporter, and answers a lot of questions. But because he set the condition that none of the questions could concern Akin, the reporter had to explain at the start that those questions had to be left out. Thus, the first thing many viewers heard was exactly what kind of question he didn’t want to be asked.”
I suggest you read this entire article before you again make a stupid statement about Romeney’s Republican friendly reporter:
“Obama this year has done dozens of interviews with local outlets, talked with ESPN about his bracket picks and discussed Kim Kardashian’s divorce in his fourth appearance on ladies’ chat show “The View.”
By contrast, the president this year has granted only one solo press conference at the White House, which was his first in five months. He’s taken questions here and there, especially on overseas trips, but has avoided the dangers of open-ended sessions with the press corps that covers him.”
Or how about this one Stephen, concerning the controlling of the questions being asked:
“President Barack Obama has been avoiding the White House press corps in a bid to avoid taking hard-hitting questions in the middle of an election cycle, but he is giving interviews to reporters from local news organizations throughout the Nation. The only condition is that he gets to choose the questions.”
“Romney? The only reason Romney is doing as well as he’s doing is the level of hatred against Obama.”
Well let’s see Stephen; Obama won by 52.9% to McCain’s 45.7%. I know the Democrats do not control 52.9% of the electorate; therefore some Republicans had to vote for him. So Stephen, there was not enough hatred (as you call it) to keep him from getting elected in 2008. So the question is, why is Romney doing well? You say because of the hatred toward Obama, but this is false because he won by 52.9% less than 4 years ago. So there must be another reason for Romney doing so well!!! Could it be…Obama’s failures? You want to say its hatred Stephen, because this gives you a talking point for Obama’s complete failure.
And lastly, thanks to your Baylor University degree, you were able to put together this montage if intelligent gems, again speaking of Romney, which by the way sounds like hate speech:
“but basically on being a lying bastard who bull****s everybody equally, and flakes out on any position he has to, any association he has to in order to win.”
Let me suggest you Google “Liar in Chief” and see whose name comes up:
“Our first president was so revered for his integrity that most believed that even as a child, George Washington could not tell a lie.
Can our current president tell the truth? Former Amb. Fred Eckert has filled a 188-page book, “That’s a Crock, Barack,” with “untrue, duplicitous, arrogant and delusional” things Barack Obama has said.
Constant practice has not made Mr. Obama a good liar. A good liar tells plausible lies, lies only when the truth could do him substantial harm.
President Obama tells preposterous lies. He lies so often and so obviously about so many things it is doubtful lying for him is merely a tactic. It’s an integral part of his character — or lack of it.
A few caveats. Often when we say something that isn’t true, we aren’t lying, because we think it is true. We are ignorant or careless or both, but we aren’t trying to deceive.”
And the biggest “Dumbass” statement:
“People listening to Obama know what he’s for. Who the hell knows what Romney’s for?”
Stephen, if you link to Romney’s web page, you will know what he is “for”.
Re/Obama; “He’s as stable as water”, “he blows whichever way the wind blows”; in other words, how can you say you know what he stands for, when he is a proven liar?
Mitt Robme’s version of free market….. I make money - you lose your job to China.
As part of his commitment to protect Illinois jobs, Governor Pat Quinn stood with workers at Sensata Technologies in Freeport, Ill. to urge Congress to pass the Bring Jobs Home Act.
The company, Sensata Technologies, is located in Freeport, Illinois factory and is a company owned by Bain Capital, according to NBC Chicago’s Ward Room. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, once led Bain Capital, which owns Sensata. Romney, however, was no longer running Bain when Sensata took over the plant and the decision was made to ship these jobs to China.
Mitt Romney has been accused of shipping jobs to China by the Obama campaign for President. This case is a concrete example of the culture that has developed at Bain Capital of shipping American jobs to China.
These jobs are not only American jobs, but for resident of Illinois, these are local jobs lost to China if Bain Capital has its way.
Mitt Romney likes to say he won’t “apologize” for his success in business. But what he never says is “thank you” – to the American people – for the federal bailout of Bain & Company that made so much of his outsize wealth possible.
According to the candidate’s mythology, Romney took leave of his duties at the private equity firm Bain Capital in 1990 and rode in on a white horse to lead a swift restructuring of Bain & Company, preventing the collapse of the consulting firm where his career began. When The Boston Globe reported on the rescue at the time of his Senate run against Ted Kennedy, campaign aides spun Romney as the wizard behind a “long-shot miracle,” bragging that he had “saved bank depositors all over the country $30 million when he saved Bain & Company.”
In fact, government documents on the bailout obtained by Rolling Stone show that the legend crafted by Romney is basically a lie. The federal records, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that Romney’s initial rescue attempt at Bain & Company was actually a disaster – leaving the firm so financially strapped that it had “no value as a going concern.” Even worse, the federal bailout ultimately engineered by Romney screwed the FDIC – the bank insurance system backed by taxpayers – out of at least $10 million. And in an added insult, Romney rewarded top executives at Bain with hefty bonuses at the very moment that he was demanding his handout from the feds.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-federal-bailout-that-saved-mitt-romney-20120829#ixzz25BJkONbq
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