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  • Guest

    >>>>

    • Anonymous

      That’s funny. I did the same thing–I couldn’t finish it either.

      • Anonymous

        I did finish it, just to check for consistency.  Same conclusion;  dedicated to the conservative cause by a fantasy trip.

  • Anonymous

    Ralph Reed, once head of the “Christian” Coalition, says that Romney needs to follow Santorum’s positions in order to win.  Go for it.  Santorum lost to Romney in Michigan — and lost his best chance to stop Romney — because he got sidetracked into radical right social issues.  I’d be glad if Romney did the same, as Reed recommends.
    Reed is correct, of course, that Romney needs to find a way to appeal to those of us who make less than $100,000 a year.  That’s most of us.  But it’s hard for an elitist like Romney.  Romney makes a new, off-putting, elitist remark most weeks (“I like to fire people,”  “I’ll bet you $10,000,” “I make only a small amount from speaking engagements, only $374,000 a year,” or  “My wife drives a couple of Cadillacs”). 
    When a kid gives him an origami duck made from a $1 bill, all he has in his pocket to replace it is hundreds.
    He’s expanding his $12 million beachfront house and installing an elevator — for his cars!  I can’t imagine having a house big enough that it would need an elevator.  But having an elevator in your house just for cars — that’s unreal. 
    So maybe Gov. Romney has his work cut out for him if he wants to shed his elitist image and appeal to those of us with normal incomes. I’ll bet his Etch-a-Sketch could help.

  • Anonymous

    Let us remember that Mr. Reed is still being investigated by multiple state and federal courts for his involvement in the Jack Abramoff scandal.  He is  hardly someone that any candidate should be taking advice from.

  • Anonymous

    “Today Obama governs as the most left-of-center president in history”

    This is completely false.

    • Anonymous

      It should read, today Obama governs as the most conservative democrat in history.  

    • Anonymous

      Let’s recap shall we.

      Complete Bush bailout of financial sector.
      Continue Bush national security state policies.
      Prosecute whistleblowers to fullest extent of law.
      Reinstitute Bush War on Marijuana.
      Champion Bob Dole’s health care plan.
      Extend Bush Tax cuts.

      I suppose someone like Ralph Reed would take all that and have end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell outweigh it.

  • Anonymous

    Let me summarize…Romney can win the presidency if he fleeces enough voters to support him on the grounds that he is the “moral” choice even though his true policies and ideology do not agree with these themes.

    If you want a plastic candidate that can be molded into what ever form is needed at the moment, Romney is your man.

    Let’s not lose sight of the fact that the post mortem of nearly all unsuccessful presidential bids is that they failed to “connect” with voters.  This is Romney’s biggest hurdle.  Not only is he unable to relate to the struggles of working people, he doesn’t believe his own rhetoric when he is courting them.

    George W Bush won re-election against John Kerry to a great extent due to Kerry’s being viewed as a “flip-flopper” which means he was perceived to lack conviction on the issues.  This will be the same post mortem of the Romney campaign.

    This race will not even be close.  Obama may be neck in neck in national polls but the key battleground states are very heavily slanted in Obama’s favor.  This election will be won handily by Obama carrying Ohio, Wisconsin and Virginia.  

  • Guest

    Ralph Reed is even creepier than Michael Heath but both are phony “Christians”.

  • Anonymous

    Some playbook.  Blueprint for losing.

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