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It ain’t happening: why Mitt Romney is not a viable candidate

Let’s be honest, Mitt Romney is not a viable candidate, no matter what Karl Rove and the media try to shove down our throats or convince us of. Romney is an actor, he’s Obama with a past. He is trying to portray himself as presidential. Let me tell you what every person who has been in the military, organized sports, or any environment where the focal point of direction is ultimately predicated upon the ability of one person. Leaders may be trained, but they’re only made if they are born with the innate capacity, that sets them apart and enables them to think, function and perform in dramatically impressive and capable ways – in the moments others freeze or unravel.

Romney’s track record as governor has been spun more than candy cotton. And as the McCain 2008 opposition research showed Romney’s only core belief is himself. He has flipped and flopped and flipped again, according to the situation. That is not a leader.

Sure, there is no question, that as you learn more about something you may change your position on it, or that as you mature certain positions may soften, harden, or outright change. But that’s not what we are talking about with Romney. In the short period of time since the 2008 presidential elections, he has changed practically every position he held then. The media and the Republican Party apparatchik can try as they may, but there’s no getting away from that. Rick Perry said it best, ostensibly saying that after 50 plus years a person’s positions are ingrained. A person cannot stop being themselves anymore than they can shrink their shoe size.

Romney has changed on illegal immigration, social security, social security privatization, abortion, healthcare, minimum wage, Reagan-Bush, education, he’s even changed his position pursuant to his own conservatism. And that’s only a partial list. Rove and the media cheer him for having reinvented himself. What the heck kind of leadership is that? The answer is, it’s not leadership.

Romeny will say, do, or be anything it takes to get the nomination. But, here again we see Rove, and the Republican apparatchik in full throttle overdrive trying to convince us he is credible – based on the misguided and delusional belief he can beat Obama. Forget for a moment that Obama will crush him in the general election (I’ll explain that why later).

Romney isn’t being promoted because he honest, intelligent, because he has a resume of notable accomplishment or because he is the conservative’s conservative. He is a R.I.N.O. just like Arlen Specter, Mike Castle, Lincoln Chafee, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins. How did they and/or have they met the expectations and interests of conservatives?

That they are pushing Romney is indicative of their contempt for us. They continue to site polls that show Romney beating Obama – do not believe it. Romney is this years John McCain. Obama will slice, dice and make him fumble and stutter more than he did during the “It’s your money” presidential debate in Michigan. It’s not because Obama is so gifted, rather it is because Romney is so bad. He has years of flips-flops for the opposition to use against him.

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But there is one thing a Romney nomination and presidential loss would accomplish. It would allow Rove to blame the Tea Party voters for the lost, and use that in an attempt to smear and malign Tea Party groups into oblivion. One more thing pursuant to the polls.

Polls can be weighted. Per the poll showing Romney beating Obama in three key states – did they poll most likely to vote, did they poll first time voters or seasoned voters. Was it heavily weighted Republican, Democrat, or independent? What were the other demographics of the poll, i.e. how old were those polled, what were their income brackets, what was their education level, what kind of employment, was it weighted more toward retired or college age? Was it weighted more female or male and what were those demographics?

Romney’s winning is pure agitprop. It ain’t gonna happen – no way, no how.

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131 Responses to It ain’t happening: why Mitt Romney is not a viable candidate

  1. Gustavo Ainsley March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Thanks for the update on “» It ain’t happening: why Mitt Romney is not a viable candidate » The Daily Rant: Black Conservative Mychal Massie's Hard Hitting Commentary on Race, Obama and Politics”. Best Regards – Gustavo Ainsley

    • Mychal March 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

      gustavo ainsley: thk you…

  2. Jade Michelfelder February 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    This video post is really impressive, the echo feature and the picture feature of this tape post is actually amazing.

  3. Noah November 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Mychal, you done good! I agree totally with you! M Romney is not Presidential material any more than the resident from Kenya that is illegally holding the office now.

    • Mychal November 14, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

      noah: you are spot on there…

  4. Oldtimer November 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Mychal, I believe you’re correct on Romney. He’s McCain/Dole all over again, only younger and more well spoken. But he’s not a conservative. Of that there’s no doubt. Neither are the GOP elite, and that’s why they back Mitt. In my mind, the ideal ticket is some combination of Cain and Gingrich. I think Mr. Cain is probably best at the top of the ticket and I believe he would heavily consult and seek advice from Mr. Gingrich, who has all of the political savvy you could want in a candidate. Newt would probably be a better president, but his baggage (divorces, resigning as Speaker, etc.) would certainly be exploited by the Dems. He’d destroy BHO in debates, but his past will haunt him. Too bad, because he’s clearly the most knowledgeable, astute and articulate politician in either party. Unfortunately, though, I think much of the electorate is Gingrich-weary at this point in time. I believe Cain would get a much more enthusiastic and energetic base of voters for the general election. Maybe not from the GOP establishment, but I don’t think a whole lot of Republicans care much for what their opinions are these days, anyway.

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

      oldtimer: why should we care about the repub hierarchy who don’t give a rat’s tail about us…

      • Oldtimer November 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

        Mychal: exactly….and that’s why we must stay behind Herman Cain and anyone else except Romney and Ron Paul.

        • Mychal November 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

          oldtimer: once again i agree w/ you…and add to your list huntsman…

  5. Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    Not intending to be a racist here or an elitist or a snob or anything that offends anyone but I’m curious. Lately there has been a section following the daily rant but before the games begin devoted to Facebook comments. I wondering why? There’s some of it in other than English and I don’t know what the conversation is about. I don’t really care and not paranoid about it; just curious.

    • RVD November 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

      There were 10 comments preceding ours all in foreign languages….what is going on here? Chinese, Farsi, pig latin…whatever. What they are saying is a mystery but I, for One, would like to see it stop!

      • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

        I’m with you RVD. Above in the “Please Read” paragraph it clearly states Mychal-Massi.com blah, blah………… “prohibits comments not in the native language of the blog” blah, blah……… I had come to the conclusion that the native language of the blog is English (or American if you prefer). If there is a valid reason for the languages other than “it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want” (which is not valid if there are going to be rules established for everyone to follow), I’d like to know what other exceptions there are to the game. Elucidate por favor.

        • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

          sumitch: you misspelled my name…and this is English only blog…

          • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

            My most abject apologies for the faux pas name spelling wise. Must be these old eyes and cheap glasses. I’ve checked above and for the life of me can’t see where I misspelled it. Never-the-less, my bad and my apologies.

          • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

            sumitch: you did it on purpose…lol…

          • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

            Couldn’t see it or couldn’t spell it on purpose? ;-)

      • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

        rvd: WHAT!!! what are you guys talking about…

        • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

          rvd: said languages/entries are not on my blog…they are on the facebook portion of same…I just alerted tech to same…thks for mentioning it…going forward plz do not hesitate to alert me to anything that seems questionable…

          • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

            Ah Ha !! Subversion at work here. Are there any black helicopters hovering outside?

          • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

            I have a couple of questionable questions about my ex wife

          • RVD November 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

            Thank You, Mychal. I had a feeling you weren’t aware of this. Glad you are on top of it now…………

        • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

          I was asking about the Facebook posts above (at least on my screen) beginning with the one from Nurhafizah Azhar at 6:09 am and ending with the one from A CKin Purpletieys at 8:10 am. Am I the only one seeing them? Maybe someone embedded a link to your Facebook postings in my magic machine.

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

      sumitch: it’s being corrected…have no idea what has happened…

      • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

        I feel that way most of the day.

  6. Keith Sorensen November 11, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    I have digested your comments about Romney and references to other “candidates” from the Republicans, (?)… My comment is as follows: 1) who are you going to “get behind” if your choice does not win the “primaries”.. “BO”? – – or 2) Set-out the 2012 election? or 3) get Ross Perrow’s to split the vote? – – 4) The Republican candidates and voters have a pension to “Rip each other appart” – – – IN 2012 it is imparative to ralley together or WE WILL FACE THE LOSS OF THIS REBUBLIC!!! IT is CLOSE tobe comming a DICTATORSHIP… Grow-up, think positive of those who may be facing a political machine from HELL…

    I have voted in every election, city, county, state and Federal since 1958… I read their “white papers”, listened to their “retoric” and researched their backgrounds… Only once did my joice even win the Primaries and he lost the election for Presidentcy… WE have never had to face the ultimate winner of the Preidency, Obama, who has set-out to destroy this Republic and has shown ultimant contempt to WE THE PEOPLE, citizens of this Nation, it’s Flag, It’s History, It’s Heritage and most of all the Constitution of the USA….

    • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

      Keith – Right on every point. ABBO.

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

      keith sorensen: electing the republican version of obama is not the answer…there comes a time we must be prepared to lose in order to win…when the machinations of those in control are understood my words are understood…that said believe me or not…but romney is being pushed because he cannot win…and in losing rove and the other party apparatchiks will blame the teea party for it…in an attempt to crush us…

      • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

        If it helps beat Barry, I’ll follow your lead anywhere.

    • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 2:36 am #

      That guy has so much hatred stored up inside him he must drink a bottle of Maalox a day. I hope it will happen and would give both dollars in my pocket to see his face when the next President issues an executive order stating that everything that Obama did via executive order is null and void as of this instant.

  7. Robert L. Bennett November 11, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Mychal,

    Ditto with RVD for a Gingrich/Cain ticket!

    Robert

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

      robert l. bennett: make that ditto Cain/Gingrich…

  8. Ben November 11, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Excellent article and true. I believe that Romney is the only RINO that 0bama can beat. He is GOVERNMENT in his thinking and they will destroy him as being the one to continue the policies but not as well as 0bama.

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

      ben: romney will be eaten alive…w/ or w/out our support…and it will be w/out…

    • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

      Ben, just to bring it up for S’s & G’s, I could care less about their party affiliation. If they were Buddhists and could beat him, I’d vote for them.

  9. RVD November 11, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    In all honesty, I have to admit, that because of his knowledge of history, I believe in my gut that Newt is the only one who can beat Obama! He will win every debate with Obama….every one!!!!! My ideal ticket would be Gingrich/Cain. The two would be unbeatable!

    • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

      That would be a strong ticket RVD. Something the GOP doesn’t seem to be familiar with for the last few elections. Or a Cain/Gingrich. They’d complement each other very nicely. Gingrich knows the D C game pretty well, is highly intelligent and has a decent record as speaker. He did bother me years ago when he said the only way we’re going to break the chain unemployment is for the government to raise the children (or something to that effect – not a direct quote). Smacks of Brown Shirts to me. Cain has an impressive resume'; intelligence, proven business success and leadership qualities. He knows how to surround himself with good people, listen to them, then use his abilities to make decisions. Political savvy and business acumen. Throw in free ice cream ;-) and we’re on our way to recovering our greatness.

      • RVD November 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

        Sumtich…..you’re going to have to come up with more evidence of Newt ever saying anything like that……unless he was being facetious, and not at all serious. Depends what he was talking about. That is definitely not something he would say in all seriousness.

        • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

          It’s been years since he said it and I have no idea of how to prove it. I remember it because it shocked me too. But he said it, of that I can assure you. He might have been joking or drinking or any other number of reasons, but he said it.

          • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

            sumitch: the other question is whether its four generations or not…two to three I’d put money on…

        • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

          Something else I can’t prove but happened. Ex Senator Boren of Oklahoma and now President of Oklahoma University, in a talk he gave after a junket to Chicago said that he’d talked to families that had four generations in the same family and not one of them had ever gotten out of bed in the morning and gone to a job.

          • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

            sumitch: I can certainly believe two or three generations…

          • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

            2, 3, 4,. The point is that there are folks out there that wouldn’t know work if it hit them in the face.

            There’s always going to be people that will let others do the heavy lifting. Like maybe the grasshopper and the ants. Just makes it tougher on us worker bees (ants).

          • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:21 am #

            sumitch: heavy liting is my middle name…

        • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

          rvd: it wasn’t newt…

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 11:18 am #

            Yes it was. I serious doubt that you know everything that Newt has ever said.

      • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

        sumitch: are you sure we’re not related…

        • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

          Could be Mychal. Brother from another mother etc. I could do worse for a brother if I had one which I don’t (that I know of. Pop was a travelin’ man).

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

      rvd: newt cannot beat obama…his baggage would destroy him…but as a running mate w/ Herrman it just might be a different story…regardless…he would be part of a Herman administration…of that I am sure…

      • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

        Newt does carry a lot of personal baggage that will be hard to unload with some people. Mr Cain is currently suffering from some suspicious bad press and that might cost him with the same crowd. But like I’ve been parroting ABBO.

      • RVD November 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

        Mychal….I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one. Newt’s baggage is old hat….but who goes through life without it? On the other hand, Obama is such a mystery with too many unanswered questions still lurking in his background, not the least of which is…is he or isn’t he a natural born American citizen? I’m sure Newt could and would do a fantastic job with some of those issues, and being the walking Encyclopedia Britannica that He is……..He will bury Obama with facts and his knowledge of history! Obama would never, IMHO, be able to charm his way out of being put on the spot…

        • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:01 am #

          I dunno RVD. Obama has a lot of teleprompters and is a master at deception and misdirection (much like slick willie). We’d need a lot of help with the truth and proof from the media and some influential peeps, which would be hard to get, him not being the chosen one and all.

          • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:18 am #

            sumitch: the shroud of secrecy around him is unraveling….

        • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:20 am #

          rvd: do you remember what they did to him before…multiply that times 100 and you have an idea of what they would do to him now…they’d bring his children out against him again…

      • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:03 am #

        P S
        I saw a cigar in an upscale smoke shop that could be had for a measly %53.00 per each. What did that thing have rolled up in it?

        • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:17 am #

          sumitch: i’m guessing your money if you paid for it…lol…

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 2:15 am #

            I didn’t buy it. I was just in there to get a pack of cigarets for a lady that lives here in Geezer Central and saw them. I quit smoking January 12 of this year when I had my heart attack and triple bypass. I was stuck in recovery for 7 days and I figured that most of the nicotine was out of my system and all that was left was the mental aspect. Being on a morphine drip, I wasn’t in any pain mental or physical. That and the Welbutin in the anti-anxiety meds and the fact that my little female East Indian surgeon, Hema (kinda cute) told me that she promised I’d lose my left leg this year if I didn’t quit smoking did the trick. Dying is one thing. Losing a leg is entirely a different thing. I asked her if she could really tell me for sure that I would lose my leg and she said yes. I asked her to let me know when I was going to die because I was going to buy every carton of Camel unfiltereds in Denton county and smoke them all. She just gave me a blank stare. No sense of humor at all. I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m nuts. My VA psychologist has assured her that I’m not dangerous.

  10. Lotow November 11, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    Mychal, you are SO right about Rove. When questioned this morning on FOX about the coming debate this weekend, he mentioned every candidate except one; can you guess which one he DIDN’T mention? Mr. Cain.
    Today’s “Rant”: Mr. Gingrich had an interesting response to a question yesterday regarding Romney. He said that virutally every politically aware American knows who Romney is. After all, he ran in 2008 and as you stated, was vetted heavily by McCain’s camp. Yet, with all of his voter recognition, he still can’t move off of the the 20% (+/-) mark. That shows that 80% (+/-)are not sold on him.
    A lady called into Michael Savage’s show who lived in Massachusetts when Romney was Governor, she couldn’t have been more adamant about how worthless and fake she thought Romney was during his time running the State. Are we being spoon fed this mannequin because they think he CAN beat Obama or, because they know he CAN’T??? It’s the John McCain conundrum all over again!!
    Have you seen the totals that are pouring into Cain’s coffers?? Whoever “they” are – it appears “they” may be underestimating how aware and informed voters are becoming. God willing, we can overcome the machine and really shake things up and leave the Rove’s of this country with egg on their faces. After all, it has to be lonely for Gloria Allred to be the only one sitting around with egg all over her mug!!!!

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

      lotow: my friend you get it…he is being promoted to loose…so the tea party people get the blame…they are setting the table for their pick in 2016…and trust me we don’t want the one they are trying to position for that race…

      • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

        2016? Who would that be? Little Kim?

        • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:19 am #

          sumitch: nope…

  11. Aardvark November 11, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Agitprop. Perfect description for RINO Romney. Mychal, I had to look it up!

    p.s. I was watching our lame-street media NBC this morning on the
    “TODAY” show, looking for intelligent reporting about the lie detector test showing Mr. Cain is telling the whole truth and the same type testing showing the female accuser is simply lying. No surprize here, NBC remained silent on this critical report because Mr. Cain’s exoneration doesn’t meet their agenda to slander real conservatives.

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

      aardvark: well said and spot on…

  12. Louise November 11, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Mr. Massie

    I see four more years of Obama if the Republican Party doesn’t get off of its backside, stop arguing, slandering and get real about this election. The country wanted a Black man in the WhiteHouse. What did they get. Half white, half black. Now they have the opportunity to put a true, Black American man in the WhiteHouse and what do they do? Kick, slam and belittle because he is concerned about America and the American people.

    I am batting down the hatches for four more of the same if this sillyness doesn’t stop.

    • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:33 am #

      I’m wondering what’s so important about having a “black man” in the office?. Seems to me that we (the citizenship) should worry more about competent democratic leadership and political skill than we should about what color the next president should be. What is a “true black man” anyway? Mychal has been labeled an “Oreo”, an “Uncle Tom” and worse. Does that make him not a true black man? Or, is he not black because he’s conservative?

      I do agree that if the GOP doesn’t do something quickly, we’re going to see four more years of Obama and his criminal “Czars” and our cowardly congress and Obama’s constant “executive orders”. Our county will be well down the road to third world status, even dictatorship if we let him cheat and lie his way in to another four years. The president is trying to destroy the United States. He is more dangerous to this nation than Iran and North Korea combined. Can’t we just for once leave racial division out as it should be? After Obama is safely out of office we can get back to racial division if that’s what the real issue is. I contend that Obama has set the issue back 25 years. If there’s ever been a racist in the office, he personifies it. This sharing is fine if everyone that is sharing is also working to produce something to share. Call it what it is; socialism and it’s never worked in the history of the world.

      • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

        sumitch: race should be the last thing we are embroiled in…that is a discussion that the left rules…we are Americans…let them haggle race while we elevate the conversation…

        • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:08 am #

          I’m with you there. I didn’t notice anyone starting a race riot in the bush. And we all weren’t white. And none of us knew for sure why we were there. Didn’t make any difference atall what color the dude that had your back was.

          • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:15 am #

            sumitch: ain’t that the truth…

        • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:10 am #

          Which is what I was saying in so many words.

          • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:14 am #

            sumitcch: understood…

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:18 am #

            To quote Kirk in the new Star Trek (fantastic job of matching up the younger crew with the mannerisms of the older), “See? We are getting to know each other.

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

      louise: the republican hierarchy is not interested in what we want…the only way we factor into their plans is to do as they say…if we don’t they will try to crush us…which is exactly what htey are doing now…

      • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:09 am #

        Sometimes I have a little trouble doing what people want me to do.

        • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:14 am #

          sumitch: most of the time i do…lol…especially when it is wrong…

      • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:15 am #

        I’m not too sure about the Demos either. Witness Madamn Pelosi and Dirty Reid.

  13. Hidlins November 11, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    I agree with all of you. I just don’t trust Romney…Not one bit. He’ll put a knife in our backs on Jan 21, 2013 for sure!

    • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

      hidlins: he would flip flop then put the knife in and flip flop again…

  14. Voice number seven November 11, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    The press is grooming the sheepfold to swallow and their throats are open wide. He a middle-aged brooks bro suit ad…. and living off the hard work of Daddy.
    Funny Abomey and ObomNey have a lot in common.

    more elitist, less freedom

    I say “Ney” to Romney

    the voice

  15. dmacleo November 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    wow…both of my senators mentioned here :)
    the maine queens…

    and you are correct about them and romney.

    • Mychal November 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

      dmacleo: hahaha..didn’t know the maine queens were from your neck of the world…lol…

      • dmacleo November 11, 2011 at 6:37 am #

        I get all red in the face when I mention it, I’m not very happy with them at all…

        then I got pingree and michaud (mine) for the house.

        2 queens, a robot, and a known obama hack/thief.

        • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

          dmacleo: lol…

    • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      dmacleo, both of our Senators have said that this is their last term. We in Texas heard that from Hutchison when she ran for office the first time many terms back and for every election since. She’s not a bad senator, just picky about what promises she acts on. I’ll believe that she’s not running for senator when she doesn’t. Personally, I think she’s got her eye on the gov.’s job, but she might well be counting her chickens before they’re eggs. I was, however, pretty proud of our senator Cronyn went he gave the lying Eric Holder the well earned wringing he deserves. He was in on the gun running up to his neck and is lying like a bear rug and, in the best of Obama teachings, blaming everyone in sight. I hate to see senator Cronyn go.

      • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

        sumitch: hutchison is a another rino…

        • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:21 am #

          I knew she was something I didn’t want around. Just wasn’t sure what.

          • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:32 am #

            sumitch: lol…and now the rest of the story…

  16. Ginny November 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    The way it is. Obama thinks he walks on water and Romney Walks the top of the fence. He just steps off on the side with the greener grass. He’s a born and bred chip off the old block. He will always tell people what they want to hear. Just like the rest of the good old boys. He’s no more a saint than Obama. I think Perry is a fence walker as well.

    • Mychal November 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      ginny: real issues w/ perry…people from texas area quick to point out mess he made there…

      • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 11:50 am #

        Our problems in Texas were here before Perry and they’re still here. He’s done nothing to relieve them that I can see. He’s taking credit for our relatively low unemployment figures, our job growth and the so called border issue(s). I haven’t seen him do anything that produced the unemployment numbers or the job growth unless it’s stay out of the way. We still have our daily quota of illegal aliens coming in with very little to stop them. He’s not a destroyer like Obama, but he’s no great shakes as a leader (to use the current buzz word) working for the good of the state. I might respectfully ask, not to be argumentative, but to better understand, what is the mess in Texas that he has made?

        • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

          sumitch: truer words are seldom spoken…

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:23 am #

            Honkey Brave no speak with forked tongue.

          • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:32 am #

            sumitch: whaever…lol…

      • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

        I know about his trying to get our young girls vaccinated without parental consent with a serum that turned out to kill some that were, I know he lied about the Trans Texas Corridor. As stated elsewhere, he’s taking credit for positive things in Texas that I’m not sure he had anything to do with. I doubt very seriously that I’d vote for him for President but might just to get him out of the state. But it’s a year away before I have to commit and I still have things to learn about all of them. And with the media, it’s going to be hard to find out any real information except for the ones they are against. Like the stuff we never heard about Bill Clinton’s smoking of left handed cigs, his draft dodging, his lies and his skirt chasing chasing until after he was elected. And if I remember correctly, he promised no new taxes then put in the biggest tax hike in history to that time. Said he didn’t know it was so bad. Maybe he should have engaged his Rhodes brain and done a little research before he opened his lying mouth? I want details on how the candidates propose to do what they say they are going to do. Without the details, it’s just more political BS as far as I’m concerned.

        • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

          sumitch: succinctly put…perry is a disaster…and the chances of his getting anything done even if he could get elected are slim to none…

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:26 am #

            It would be kinda like Jimmah Carter. Went to D C with his Georgia mafia and got his you know what handed to him.

          • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:31 am #

            sumitch: right after he betray pahlavi and screwed everything up…including setting up the dept of ed…

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:28 am #

            I think he was at his best the other night when everyone said he was drunk.

          • Mychal November 12, 2011 at 12:30 am #

            sumitch: give him anothe drink…

        • Richard November 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

          Bred, born and raised in Texas. There are things I like about Perry as Governor, but I would have serious doubts about his canidacy for President. I could vote for a 3 legged ant against BO, so I guess – IF I had to, I could vote for Perry. My choice by far – CAIN/GINGRICH

          • Mychal November 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

            richard: sorry partner…people I know in texas do nothing to encourage me to vote for perry…even if I were inclined to…cain/gingrich would be very interesting…poor joe biden got his behind handed to him Sarah Palin in the debates last time…Newt would peel his skin on stage…

    • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 2:20 am #

      Good analogy Ginny. Can I use it in tomorrow’s dinner argument?

  17. danbubalo November 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Right on as always, Michael, and no matter how hard they’re selling Romney I just don’t see any buyers. Bland people where I grew up were described as mayonaisse on white bread.

    That pretty much sums up The Mitt.

    • Mychal November 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

      danbubalo: he is not going to get Tea Party support…

      • danbubalo November 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

        Nor should he receive it.

        The Tea Party stands on its values and is, rightfully, unyielding. When Romney shaves each morning he must be confused as to what or whom he is supposed to be that day.

        • Mychal November 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

          danbubalo: lol…ain’t that the truth…

          • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

            But he is pretty ain’t he?

          • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

            sumitch: don’t get me started…lol…

          • lonewolflwb November 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

            Mychal, the pundits supporting Romney think the west (left) coast is 15 miles west of Richmond…

          • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

            lonewolflwb: hahaha…and even at that they need a map to find it…

      • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

        I’m gonna pull a Romney here and flip flop or maybe it should be a flop flip. I’ve been impressed with Mr. Romney for the last few cycles and thought because of his political experience, his work with the Olympics, the money he’s made and his devotion to his family that he might make a good President. I know he’s a Mormon, I know the story of the health care when he was governor, but I hadn’t paid too much attention to the flip flops. I’ve learned something in here that gives me pause.

        • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

          Side Bar here. Thanks and a salute to my fellow vets out there. Hope we didn’t waste our time.

          • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

            sumitch: time was only wasted if we lay down now…

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:34 am #

            It’s 2133 hours here in the Republic and I’m still up. Too much fun going on. Besides, if you lay down it’s easier for them to roll over you.

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:59 am #

            Out of my cold, dead hands my friend. My cold, dead hands. I’ve lived a pretty good life and a lot of interesting things happened. If I check out now, I’m pretty sure I won’t be missing the high point in my life.

        • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

          sumitch: romney was a disaster in charge of the olympics…don’t buy the hype…he is obama w/out convictions…

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:44 am #

            All I really know about the Olympics is that the traffic in Atlanta when they were held there wasn’t bad at all. They did so much preparation and talking it up about how terrible it was going to be that no one would come out on the streets. That and I know that I’d like to see fencing just once. It’s probably boring, but I’d like to see.

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 1:15 am #

            I guess when I read revolution my mind just went automatically to violence. I watched the History channel the last few nights about the real Vietnam (great job of telling the real story) conflict and with today being Veterans Day, well …………Of course you’re right. There can be dramatic change (revolution) without violence.

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 11:22 am #

            He sure gets a lot of praise for someone who was a disaster.

      • lonewolflwb November 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

        Mychal, Sumitch is right … Perry can’t even win Texas… Your other point re: Karl, add Krauthammer and we should fail to look at this as a Primary election. Rather, we should most likely view it as a Second American Revolution, the seeds of which you and we, have been sowing since ’10. Let’s keep it up, my Friends…

        • Sumitch November 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

          lonewolfwb, By second revolution, I’d hate to think that it could come to that. Surely those, even those dissatisfied, could see that would be a disaster and open wounds better left in the history books. Having said that, I’d expect Barry O to laugh his head off if he could get it started. And his wife would be dancing on the graves of the whites.

          • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

            sumitch: I’m hoping it comes to that…because that’s what it will take to oust those who oppose the will of the people…circumvent the constitution and expand government rule…revolutions need not be violent…just determined…

        • Mychal November 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

          lonewolflwb: right you are…as a matter of fact I’m not sure you know how accurate your words are…

          • lonewolflwb November 11, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

            Mychal, I do understand, as We know ” the dreams forgotten” and what can be accomplished by “honest Americans with a noble motive”

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 1:03 am #

            lonewolflwb –

            What Dreams May Come.

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 2:52 am #

            Way too much agreement going on in here. Next thing you know we’ll all be locking arms, dropping trow and mooning D C.

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 2:57 am #

            I think I just gave myself nightmares.

          • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 3:21 am #

            Gents, this old dog is going to go and curl up with a nice pillow. Very enjoyable evening. Beat the heck out of Dancing with the Stars. Sorry about the name thing Mychal. If we whipped Germany and Japan at the same time, surely we can best Michelle’s lap dog. Keep the faith. The best is yet to be.

        • Sumitch November 12, 2011 at 12:32 am #

          I can do non violent. Just vote offspring of unwed mothers out.

    • Richard November 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

      …please don’t slander mayo so badly…(sniff)

      • Mychal November 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

        richard: not sure about the mayo…you lost me…

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