View Full Version : Romney --- YUK!

Gayle in MD
05-31-2007, 11:40 AM
Thomas B. Edsall
The Huffington Post
These Ads Kept Mitt Romney Out Of The Senate
May 30, 2007 10:28 AM


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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney had a good reason to tell voters in Dover, New Hampshire yesterday that if elected President, "I presume I would take the salary and then I would donate at least that amount -- or more -- to charity." Romney wants to prevent a repetition of his failed 1994 Senate campaign when his corporate success turned into a liability.

In that campaign, Romney was on the verge of taking down the most prominent Democrat up for election that year, Senator Ted Kennedy. In September, 1994, with just seven weeks to go, polls showed Romney slightly ahead. A wave of anti-Democratic sentiment then sweeping the nation would give the GOP control of both the House and Senate in November.

On election day, however, Kennedy crushed Romney by a 17-point margin, 58-41. One factor was Kennedy's unexpectedly strong performance in two debates, a sharp contrast to Romney's shaky stage presence. Romney said, "I believe that Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice. And my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign." Kennedy shot back: "I am pro-choice; my opponent is multiple choice."

The back-breaker for Romney was a series of television ads produced by Bob Shrum (author of the book, due out shortly, No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner). Charlie Baker, the Kennedy campaign's senior strategist that year, told The Huffington Post that the ads were designed "to get on the record all sides of Romney's business career" -- a hugely successful leveraged-buyout practice that Romney claimed had created jobs.

The Kennedy campaign discovered that Ampad, a company purchased by Romney's Bain Capital in 1992, had recently bought SCM, an office products company in Marion, Indiana. All 350 workers at the SCM plant were laid off, then offered their jobs back at reduced wages. They went on strike. The Kennedy campaign sent a crew to Marion to film the workers. A half dozen ads resulted from the interviews, most of them quoting workers denouncing Romney for lining his pockets at their expense. A women tells viewers: "I'd like to say to the people of Massachusetts, if you think it can't happen to you, think again, because we thought it couldn't happen here either." Romney nosedived in the polls.

Asked if this issue could resurface in 2008, Matt Rhoades, Romney's communications director, told Huff Post: "Governor Romney isn't a first-time candidate running against a Kennedy in Massachusetts this time. He is running on an agenda to bring real conservative change to Washington. He's the right man at the right time to turn Washington around."

<font color="red">This guy is such a total fake, just the kind who can rally the nutty 28%! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif </font color>

05-31-2007, 11:56 AM
Romney is a Saint, an LDS...and God knows we need some Saints to be elected to replace the sinners that we have...
If I was a Republican,(and, but for the grace of...) seriously evaluating the list of announced candidates....I would be forced to use eenie, meenie, mini, moe... to decide which one deserves more to lose to Hillary

05-31-2007, 01:21 PM
He can't sway the Nutty Twenty Eight,they can't read. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

05-31-2007, 01:26 PM
Don't you mean LSD? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

06-01-2007, 06:59 AM
He is BY FAR the most shallow of the Republican

06-01-2007, 07:30 AM
Fred Thompson is gonna win. Ya'll had just as well set your mind to it.

Gayle in MD
06-01-2007, 08:07 AM
Interesting you are sure about that, so early, I mean. What are his qualifications, other than playing president, lol. Are you talking about the nomination?

Gayle in Md.

06-01-2007, 05:13 PM
He's a former senator which that alone puts him on equal terms with the LEADING Democrats. By the way, why is your guy, Joe Biden, a Democrat who actually has some experience, running behind some guy named Unsure 6% to 2% ?
CNN Democratic Poll (http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/candidates/joe.biden.html)

06-01-2007, 07:30 PM
Take the word 'that' out,and you get a much smother read.

06-01-2007, 10:36 PM
and a smoother one also

Gayle in MD
06-02-2007, 06:57 AM
IMO, they all deserve to lose to Hillary, eventhough I do not yet know which Democrat I will vote for. Thompson, of them all, is by far the worst. He voted for one of the impeachment articles against Clinton, while he was having an affair with his Washington Lawyer mistress, then followed up by dumping the wife who worked her butt off to put him through college, and gave him three kids, for the mistress, 25 years his junior. A pig! Spent most of his years in Washington as a lobbyist, and is alreqady tied up with some of the biggest crooks in history. He's a fake.

Gayle /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

06-02-2007, 01:24 PM
Love it.

06-04-2007, 09:30 PM
Every time you correct him you screw something up yourself. It is becoming quite comical.


06-04-2007, 10:04 PM
Good to know you are paying attention,keep up the good work /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

06-05-2007, 07:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Bobbyrx:</font><hr> He's a former senator which that alone puts him on equal terms with the LEADING Democrats. By the way, why is your guy, Joe Biden, a Democrat who actually has some experience, running behind some guy named Unsure 6% to 2% ?
CNN Democratic Poll (http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/candidates/joe.biden.html) <hr /></blockquote>

To me unsure is the strongest candidate on both sides.

06-05-2007, 08:42 AM
I always enjoy a good laugh. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif