American people just not warming to Mitt

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll says a lot about the challenges facing Mitt Romney in his effort to remove Barack Obama from the White House.

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According to the poll, Romney faces a 17-point deficit among registered voters: 35 percent view him favorably, 52 percent view him unfavorably. The splits for Barack Obama are 53 percent favorable; 45 percent unfavorable.

Complicating matters even further, the more that people see Romney, the less they appear to like him. Back in September, just 31 percent of Americans viewed him unfavorably, which means it has jumped almost 20 points since then.

And as ABC News points out, “Romney’s rated favorably by 44 percent of Americans with incomes of $100,000 or more, 13 points better than his score among those with less-than middle incomes. Obama’s favorable ratings exceed 50 percent across income groups.”

In the history of the poll, only one major candidate has had higher unfavorable numbers than Romney. That was Hillary Clinton in April of 2008, with 54 percent of Americans viewing her unfavorably. At the time, 39 percent had a strongly unfavorable view of the former First Lady, which is no surprise since by that point she had been the target of an intense, 15-year demonization effort by conservatives.

(That’s useful to remember when conservatives now try to claim that they would have been much more supportive of a President Hillary Clinton than of a President Obama. No, they would not. In fact, part of Obama’s appeal to many liberals was the hope that he would not inspire the blind, angry antipathy directed at Hillary Clinton and before that at her husband. That hope proved vain.)

– Jay Bookman

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Robert Lee

March 28th, 2012
4:45 pm

Robert Lee

March 28th, 2012
4:47 pm

Romney will never bridge that gap to the common person. The funny thing is that so many people will vote for him no matter what, as long as its not Obama, regardless of the benefit or detriment to the country. So sad.

Lord Help Us

March 28th, 2012
4:49 pm

Obama in ‘12, Hillary in ‘16 and ‘20.

Done…

ByteMe - insurance thug

March 28th, 2012
4:54 pm

That hope proved vain

Hope was in the air.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

March 28th, 2012
4:54 pm

It’s hard to warm up to a cold fish….but it is funny to watch them flop around on the deck.

Poor ole’ Mitt.

ByteMe - insurance thug

March 28th, 2012
4:56 pm

At the outset of the call, Romney said he has some connections to Wisconsin.

“One of most humorous I think relates to my father. You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors … They had a factory in Michigan, and they had a factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and another one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” said Romney. “And as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan and move all the production to Wisconsin. Now later he decided to run for governor of Michigan and so you can imagine that having closed the factory and moved all the production to Wisconsin was a very sensitive issue to him, for his campaign.”

Romney said he recalled a parade in which the school band marching with his father’s campaign only knew the Wisconsin fight song, not the Michigan song.

“So every time they would start playing ‘On, Wisconsin, On, Wisconsin,’ my dad’s political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn’t want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin,” said Romney, laughing.

Ah the good old days of laying people off….

ByteMe - insurance thug

March 28th, 2012
4:57 pm

Mr. Snarky

March 28th, 2012
4:57 pm

Most people don’t warm to weasels…except for other weasels…unless the alternative is a cuckoo.

Whahema

March 28th, 2012
4:58 pm

They may or may not warm to Mitt but the American people are hot at Obama for his lies, deceptions and incompetence. This is not a good week for Barack

ByteMe - popularity goon

March 28th, 2012
4:58 pm

<– this calls for another wardrobe change….

ByteMe - popularity goon

March 28th, 2012
5:00 pm

the American people are hot at Obama for his lies, deceptions and incompetence.

Sure. Over 50% are just fine with him, according to real data. Your data? Bet you don’t have anything.

arnold

March 28th, 2012
5:01 pm

There are plenty of weasly GOPers to vote for Mitt.

Lord Help Us

March 28th, 2012
5:01 pm

‘This is not a good week for Barack’

And he just got news that he is polling well ahead of the GOP candidates in the critical swing states. Poor guy…

getalife

March 28th, 2012
5:01 pm

willard is a flip flop.

Four more years.

ByteMe - popularity goon

March 28th, 2012
5:02 pm

Romney’s problem is that his entire set of life experiences does not allow him to properly “connect” with the average voter he’s trying to win over. He’ll win over the country club crowd, but they don’t elect Presidents… except for those of the country club.

Robert Lee

March 28th, 2012
5:02 pm

Well, the people at Fox news keep telling everyone that the whole country is angry at Obama so it has to be true doesn’t it? They would not lie or distort the truth would they?

Stonethrower

March 28th, 2012
5:05 pm

Don’t need a leader we can cuddle up with but a true leader! Mitt was groomed for this job.

St Simons- island off the coast of New Somalia

March 28th, 2012
5:05 pm

“if yah unfavorables are ovah 30, yah can just pack up & go home”

-James Carville Jefferson & Dick Morris Jefferson

yeah, this one’s over. But its gonna be a knock-down catfight in ‘16
between Elizabeth Warren & Hillary.

getalife

March 28th, 2012
5:09 pm

stoned,

How much does that wealthy water weigh?

Stonethrower

March 28th, 2012
5:11 pm

Mr. Snarky

March 28th, 2012
5:12 pm

Mitt would be an excellent Country Club President! Sounds like a back up plan if the POTUS thing doesn’t work out.

Mr. Snarky

March 28th, 2012
5:13 pm

He’s definitely groomed…that’s all I’ll say.

Mitt Zombie

March 28th, 2012
5:13 pm

To be fair, candidates frequently see their approval rankings decline as the population gains knowledge of their platform and background. When a candidate is allowed to present themselves via vague platitudes, people can fill in the blanks with their own beliefs so less is more. Studies show that appearance is of paramount importance in people’s selection so Governor Romney benefits from a more Presidential face and height than the GOP alternatives, all the more reason to keep policy to a minimum. As such he tried to navigate the campaign at 40,000 feet, and even recently said that he was not going to get into specifics on certain policy matters because he knew those positions would only serve to harm him down the road, (http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/risk-averse-romney_634427.html). Unfortunately for him, his pesky competitors have forced him to answer for his former flexible positions and revealed him to be even a bigger opportunist than the average candidate, thus tanking his approval ratings.

gadem

March 28th, 2012
5:15 pm

poor Mr. Romney…it appears that he needs to go back to the corporate board rooms

TaxPayer

March 28th, 2012
5:15 pm

I just don’t see why Republicans cannot warm up to Mitt. After all, there’s a version suitable for every taste. :lol:

barking frog

March 28th, 2012
5:17 pm

Mitt will be more flexible
after the election.

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Beverly Fraud

March 28th, 2012
5:21 pm

I always thought Mitt had a sort of David Bowie-like kind of coolness about him.

Agreed?

(Crickets chirping)

Mr. Snarky

March 28th, 2012
5:22 pm

“After all, there’s a version suitable for every taste.”

Sort of like a Ken Doll with money. :)

Paul

March 28th, 2012
5:22 pm

Well, he can always press ‘reset’ after the convention.

getalife

March 28th, 2012
5:23 pm

Car elevators and mansions.

Mormon moderate.

No wonder the cons hate him.

Paul

March 28th, 2012
5:24 pm

Beverly

I’ve seen David Bowie up close. Like arm’s length close. He was definitely cool.

I’ve seen Mitt only on tv. Mitt as ‘cool’ just doesn’t compute. But I’ll reset the color temp on the tv and let you know if that works -

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 28th, 2012
5:26 pm

ByteMe – popularity goon

Romney’s problem is that his entire set of life experiences does not allow him to properly “connect” with the average voter he’s trying to win over.
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Romney’s problem is that his entire set of life experiences does not allow him to properly “connect” with the average voter he’s trying to win over?

with all the flip flopping it’s more like lying to win over LOL

Vo Mitt 2012 :-)

Beverly Fraud

March 28th, 2012
5:28 pm

Paul maybe Mitt’s fame just makes him loose and hard to swallow for the average Joe.

Or maybe he just needs a cool nickname; Mitty Ice perhaps?

(crickets chirping)

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

March 28th, 2012
5:31 pm

Well, poor Mr. Mormon Underpants reminds me alot of Stinky Winklebum. Poor Stinky run around firing off stink-bombs from his butt all the time. Nobody would get close enough to him to talk to him. And Stinky never was able to figure out why people never liked him or wanted to have anything to do with him.

Well, Mr. Mormon Underpants has something like the same kind of problem. Except the stink-bombs come from his mouth, not his butt. He says stuff like how he likes to fire people or how his wife drives around in a pair of Cadillacs as their run-around cars. And he thinks if he walks around in one of his $100 dress shirts with the sleeves rolled up then he’s just being a regular guy.

The worst part is he’ll go around the rest of his life wondering why people don’t take to him. He might as well let go of some stink-bombs from his butt. He’s as clueless as Stinky Winklebum.

Real Scootter

March 28th, 2012
5:32 pm

Or maybe he just needs a cool nickname; Mitty Ice perhaps?

Ice Mittens?

Real Scootter

March 28th, 2012
5:34 pm

Redneck Convert (R–and proud of it)

March 28th, 2012
5:31 pm

:lol:

getalife

March 28th, 2012
5:35 pm

wish washy willard.

Fred ™

March 28th, 2012
5:35 pm

I can’t seem to make myself shive a git about this topic.

William

March 28th, 2012
5:37 pm

Paul, from downstairs:

“William

“Frankly, I think a definition is very difficult apart from those explicitly defined in the Bill of Rights.”

I think so, too. This topic has been on the blog several times. I’ve approached it from a legal standpoint but that didn’t resonate too well with some bloggers. What I walked away with was what I see in so many cases: if it’s something I don’t like, it’s “N.” If it’s something I do like then it IS “N.” (But I’ll probably ignore the concept and rename it ’cause it feels better that way).

I do agree that states – and it’s an established principle – are free to define rights not enumerated at the federal level.

And at the federal level, I’ll offer what we see as a right changes and evolves over time. We now view primary education as a right and band together to provide it, even if we’ve no children in school. Greater good and all that.”"

Thanks for the thoughtful response. I would like to try an experiment with you, to see if people from different ends of the ideological spectrum (if indeed we are) can reach agreement about constitutional issues. If you are up for that, I will proceed with more dialog.

Paul

March 28th, 2012
5:38 pm

Beverly

Pres Obama’s been criticized by some here for being aloof, too professorial, acting above it all.

But I’ll submit people look at his life experiences and think he has a certain empathy for others that’s based on a fundamental view of how our country should work.

Maybe Romney has that same outlook. But his life experiences – those publicized, anyway – don’t communicate that. I’ve read a couple accounts of ‘average guy’ interactions with him in some tough situations and they give him high marks for compassion. But his campaign has said they want to keep those sorts of things out of the campaign so we’re left with some pretty superficial stuff upon which to base our opinions.

And I think for a lot of people, they find whatever they want to support their preconceived notions.

Real Scootter

March 28th, 2012
5:39 pm

I hear ya Fred! I’m going to play poker tonight.

Lord Help Us

March 28th, 2012
5:39 pm

I think Willard should pick a running mate that, while not suitable for the office, helps him shore up his conservative cred…since that worked so well last time…

Paul

March 28th, 2012
5:41 pm

William

LOL! If you can figure out which end of the spectrum I’m at, you’re doing better than I am!

But seriously, I don’t mind those discussions at all. But I do like to hold off on them until the thread topic has been run into the ground and others have seriously gone off the rails.

William

March 28th, 2012
5:42 pm

“A new ABC News/Washington Post poll says a lot about the challenges facing Mitt Romney in his effort to remove Barack Obama from the White House.”

Therein lies the fallacy of many of your arguments, Jay: they rely upon transient polls. As I recall, Reagan was at a sizable disadvantage versus Carter weeks before the election. Even if I am not recalling that right, history shows that polls this far out are unreliable if not meaningless.

Real Scootter

March 28th, 2012
5:42 pm

Hey getalife,don’t worry over 4 more years.It’s going to happen!

ByteMe - popularity goon

March 28th, 2012
5:42 pm

with all the flip flopping it’s more like lying to win over LOL

I’m actually being nice here. I’m not addressing his ever-changing positions, but the way he tries to connect to people on the stump. And it’s just painfully bad. Worse than John McCain bad. Worse than John Kerry bad. Even Bush I felt more like talking with your kindly old rich uncle on the stump. Romney just feels like he’s trying sooo hard to be liked that you can’t help but not like him.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 28th, 2012
5:43 pm

Lord Help Us

you think Sarah is available? how about Dan Quayle?

ByteMe - popularity goon

March 28th, 2012
5:43 pm

As I recall, Reagan was at a sizable disadvantage versus Carter weeks before the election

then maybe you might recall how often polling was being done back then in the dark ages?

Give you a hint: it wasn’t daily or even every other day.

Beverly Fraud

March 28th, 2012
5:44 pm

“Maybe Romney has that same outlook.”

Well if he does, he (or his handlers) are doing a really lousy job of conveying that.

Moderate Line

March 28th, 2012
5:45 pm

At this point I don’t think the unfavorable are a factor. The most important factor will be gas prices. If they continue to go up and the economy slows down the Republicans will be able to nominate anyone they want and they will win.

All that being said Romney will have to go through negative adds by Obama and by his fellow Republicans which will surely have a very negative affect on his favorably ratings. However, it remains to be seen whether the unfavorable ratings are malleable for a candidate his not national known.

Political scientist James Campbell, an expert on election forecasting, calculates that the weakest third-year economic growth (change in GDP adjusted for inflation) since 1952 for winning incumbents has been 2.5 percent (Clinton in 1996 and Bush in 2004). The economy grew 1.7 percent in Obama’s third year.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/03/04/its_absurd_to_think_obama_has_already_won_romney_george_will_goldwater_113359-2.html

Lord Help Us

March 28th, 2012
5:46 pm

‘you think Sarah is available?’

Nah, Sarah ain’t gonna play second fiddle again…she’s a real leader now (as evidenced by her quitting in the middle of her governorship)

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

ByteMe

I think you are correct. But the Mitt that was gov. of Mass. isn’t the one campaigning for Pres.

He would lose the far right (which he seems to have already lost) and the moderates don’t like what they hear.

Sad to say he’s like the rich kid in high school nobody liked but would go to his parties for the FREE beer :-)

William

March 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

“But seriously, I don’t mind those discussions at all. But I do like to hold off on them until the thread topic has been run into the ground and others have seriously gone off the rails.”

Great. I propose that we have a simple “format” of sorts. I would suggest it be no more than each of us alternately bringing up an “issue” we think is problematic or foundational and we talk it through until we are satisfied we have settled things as best we can. Then move on to the next issue. And this will transpire over the coming weeks at convenient times. To find each others posts, all we need to do is click on the View All button and perform a page search. Sound good? Do you have any other recommendations?

TaxPayer

March 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

Mitt Romney could be the Batman. I mean, what other reason could he have for a car elevator. And if he picks Santorum as his running mate, that’ll prove it because Rick Santorum is definitely Robin. I saw him deliver a BOOM! POW! WHAM! on a reporter that started getting a little too close to the truth.

pogo

March 28th, 2012
5:47 pm

Uh, if I were you liberals I wouldn’t crow too much about flip-flopping. Just 4 short years ago Obama was skewering Hillary Clinton about a healthcare insurance mandate and about how he didn’t believe that people should be made by the Federal Government to buy health insurance. All of those tapes are on file and they will be played. Should I bring up more about Obama’s “flip-flopping” from the 2008 campaign? Liberals only believe it is flip-flopping if the one who is seen as doing it is a republican amd that makes them what? The word “hypocrite” comes to mind. The only other explanation is that they are just plain dumb. As for Romney having money, at least he earned his in the private sector and not on the backs of the American taxpayer as Obama has. Obama buys buses made in Canada (courtesy of the American taxpayer) to campaign in and he flies around in AF1 (which is also paid for by the American taxpayers) to attend fundraisers for his campaign but you liberals have no problem with that, do you? No, most of you liberals wouldn’t have a problem with that as you are more than likely not having to pay taxes to finance his extravegance. Obama is really, really good at playing his base for suckers and he knows that they will blindly follow him no matter what he does.

And Jay, I wouldn’t put too much into this poll you have here. Afterall, it comes from two of the most liberal media sources this country has. Knowing that, there is absolutely no way that the poll could be biased, could it? Jay you and your liberal polls are laughable. The America people no longer believe polls as they are all open to political bias by the pollsters. The real truth will be seen in November. Let’s just hope that Jay doesn’t put up a Pravda poll in support of Obama because we know the Putin loves him. Of course, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jay did put one up.

Mr. Snarky

March 28th, 2012
5:48 pm

“Reagan was at a sizable disadvantage versus Carter weeks before the election.”

That was before the 24 hour news cycle and the overexposure that accompanies it…so good luck with that.

Jay

March 28th, 2012
5:49 pm

And just for the record, I don’t believe for a moment that this race is over. A lot of things can and will happen between now and November. At this point in 2008, most people had no idea whatsoever that the economy was about to suffer its biggest crash since the Great Depression.

However, I do find these numbers interesting. All else being equal, I’m not sure Romney has the personal appeal needed to turn them around.

William

March 28th, 2012
5:50 pm

“Then maybe you might recall how often polling was being done back then in the dark ages? Give you a hint: it wasn’t daily or even every other day.”

The frequency of the polling is immaterial. All polls do is reflect the changeableness or fickleness or moodiness of the electorate. THAT is what is material, and that hasn’t changed since 1979.

Recon 0311 2533

March 28th, 2012
5:50 pm

Yet in the head to head match up polls Obama and Romney have stayed within a few points of each other. I wouldn’t bet on a Romney win but I certainly wouldn’t bet in favor of an Obama win.

DannyX

March 28th, 2012
5:50 pm

CNN poll out today shows Obama 54% leading Romney 43%.

Mitt Romney should not be wasting his time trying to get a car elevator for his California beach house.

He should look into an elevator that will work on his popularity. How much do those cost?

Thulsa Doom with his boot on liberal throats

March 28th, 2012
5:51 pm

Beverly Fraud

March 28th, 2012
5:21 pm
I always thought Mitt had a sort of David Bowie-like kind of coolness about him.

Agreed?

(Crickets chirping)

Well now that’s the whole problem. People voting for a potus based on how “cool” they percieve him to be. That’s how we got in the mess we are in now with an eminently supremely unqualified man who was “cool” enough to win the presidency with our American Idol obsessed culture. Damn shame that that’s how people want to choose a president. God help us from these people.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 28th, 2012
5:51 pm

Jay – Mitt has plenty of appeal. He has a years supply stockpiled in his basement next to the canned goods :-)

Bernie

March 28th, 2012
5:53 pm

This Poll does not Bode well at all for the Republican and Tea Party supporters. A LOTTO trifector voting bloc has all but been assured in November, because of the self righteous arrogance of these two groups. Even if President OBAMA”S healthcare plan fails in June, Democrat control of both houses will allow for a second successful attempt in insuring Healthcare for ALL Americans.

TaxPayer

March 28th, 2012
5:54 pm

All Mitt the Batman Romney has to do is answer one bat signal and save the day and he’s a shoe-in. I propose $2.50/gal gas.

William

March 28th, 2012
5:54 pm

“All else being equal, I’m not sure Romney has the personal appeal needed to turn them around.”

Did you see him on Leno last night? I don’t usually watch his show, but when I saw it advertised that Mitt was his guest, I tuned in. He was well received by the audience and seemed pretty normal to me.

Recon 0311 2533

March 28th, 2012
5:56 pm

Rasmussen today shows Obama up one point. Prior polls have had Romney in the lead position. All the polls with exception of Reuters, CNN and the Pew have it neck and neck.

Common Sense isn't very Common

March 28th, 2012
5:56 pm

Since Mitt isn’t allowed to buy drinks for the voters maybe he can buy votes with gas :-)

They BOTH suck

March 28th, 2012
5:56 pm

“and he flies around in AF1 (which is also paid for by the American taxpayers) to attend fundraisers for his campaign but you liberals have no problem with that, do you?”

yeah Bush surely increase his frequently flier miles using Delta and paying with his own credit card………… I think they said he had earned medallion status

Boy you are ate up with the D.A.

getalife

March 28th, 2012
5:59 pm

“Obama 54% leading Romney 43%”

Looks like you are right Scooter.

Lord Help Us

March 28th, 2012
5:59 pm

DannyX

March 28th, 2012
6:00 pm

The Republican platform right now is “Obama is raising gas prices.”

It doesn’t seem to be working, a Quinnipiac poll of Florida voters released today shows only 1 in 6 blame Obama for high gas prices. Republicans better go to plan B, Obama is a communist Muslim born in Kenya. (That same poll has Obama up by 7 over Romney in Florida.)

Paul

March 28th, 2012
6:00 pm

William

Sounds good. But I have to warn you, I’m not a Constitutional scholar and I reserve full right, after expressing an opinion and finding a holding that’s at odds, to say “oops, that’s the settled law so it’s time to change my view.”

Paul

March 28th, 2012
6:01 pm

William

And I see many of Jay’s topics falling well within the sphere you’ve described. So many of the discussions could easily be handled in that context.

They BOTH suck

March 28th, 2012
6:01 pm

I think someone mentioned oil and gas prices

While both sides love to play politics in terms of what the Pres can and can’t do, it is mostly BS on this issue on both sides

With that said, it will play a factor if we are looking at $4.50 or something like that

Recon 0311 2533

March 28th, 2012
6:02 pm

Lord Help Us, right it’s what I said. No wishful thinking here.

Brosephus™

March 28th, 2012
6:03 pm

Fred

From downstairs… If I felt the need to say something about you, I am man enough to say so without changing names or mincing words. My comment about that song was because of the music and not you. You are an ok guy, but you gotta realize that not everybody’s trying to attack you. Jay can attest to my ability to convey my opinions when I have something to say. I don’t know who that person was, and I don’t care. I don’t have any issue with you, so you can chill with the accusations. However, if you want me to have a problem with you, keep falsely accusing me of something.

DannyX

March 28th, 2012
6:03 pm

At this point Romney can use all the help he can get.

Time to get W out of his self-imposed public exile so he can hit the campaign trail with Romney.

Things are that bad for Romney.

William

March 28th, 2012
6:03 pm

“Rasmussen today shows Obama up one point. Prior polls have had Romney in the lead position. All the polls with exception of Reuters, CNN and the Pew have it neck and neck.”

Thanks, Scout. Jay often uses certain “angles” or “pieces of evidence” or “passions” to help sell his argument – even if they do not, from a strictly logically rather than rhetorical standpoint, support it. He has to write daily for the public to earn his proverbial keep, which is no easy task. I think a lot of this is semi-conscious (as are many of our actions and utterances).

Lord Help Us

March 28th, 2012
6:04 pm

‘All the polls with exception of Reuters, CNN and the Pew have it neck and neck.’

If it were ‘neck and neck’ one would think there would be a least some red in there…

CHEVY runs deep!!!

March 28th, 2012
6:06 pm

Recon 0311 2533

March 28th, 2012
6:06 pm

William you’re indeed welcome, however I’m Recon AKA Del.

Jay

March 28th, 2012
6:07 pm

No, WIlliam, I didn’t see him on Leno.

I think Romney can be genuine at times, but when he is, he’s much more prone to saying things that are a little too honest about his world view, such as the earlier quoted remarks in which he laughed about his dad closing factories.

Sure, factories do have to close some times. But people don’t like a man who can laugh about it, especially in times like these.

Brosephus™

March 28th, 2012
6:07 pm

As to Romney, if he ain’t on a stripper pole, nothing matters at this point.

Beverly Fraud

March 28th, 2012
6:08 pm

Maybe Mitt could go on tour with Up With People.

That would add to his “cool” factor.

Recon 0311 2533

March 28th, 2012
6:08 pm

“If it were ‘neck and neck’ one would think there would be a least some red in there…”

Read tea leaves anyway you wish. I merely alluded to the polls as of today.

JamVet

March 28th, 2012
6:09 pm

Mitt Romney is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama. He is an inconsistent figure who cannot be trusted and an “Etch-A-Sketch candidate” whose positions change as easily as pictures on the children’s toy. He is uniquely disqualified to be the GOP’s presidential pick.

From that way out there, arch-liberal nutjob……………………..Rick Santorum.

Man, I love the smell of Republican cannibalism in the evening…

getalife

March 28th, 2012
6:09 pm

Another CNN poll shows the American majority blame w for the collapse of our economy.

The collective amnesia failed.

There is always 16 cons.

Beverly Fraud

March 28th, 2012
6:10 pm

Campaign slogan: He’s Mitt-TASTIC!

Would that help?

(Crickets chirping)

William

March 28th, 2012
6:11 pm

“Sounds good. But I have to warn you, I’m not a Constitutional scholar and I reserve full right, after expressing an opinion and finding a holding that’s at odds, to say “oops, that’s the settled law so it’s time to change my view.”

You appear to be smart, capable of research, articulate, reasonable and to have means enough to buy a book or two (as I have). That’s all I believe is needed. I am no Constitutional scholar either. And hopefully, that is what will keep us from deciding something like not engaging in commerce is commerce (a SCOTUS opinion). ;-)

“And I see many of Jay’s topics falling well within the sphere you’ve described. So many of the discussions could easily be handled in that context.”

Fair enough. Does anyone else with the above stated qualifications wish to join this discussion over the coming weeks?

Recon 0311 2533

March 28th, 2012
6:11 pm

People don’t like presidents who avoid responsibility, especially in times like these.

JamVet

March 28th, 2012
6:11 pm

Someone needs to mitt-igate this damage. And fast! (groan)

getalife

March 28th, 2012
6:15 pm

No scandals, no attacks, no drama and no new wars.

You can’t beat him cons.

Bow down.

Fred ™

March 28th, 2012
6:17 pm

Brosephus™

March 28th, 2012
6:03 pm

Fred

From downstairs… If I felt the need to say something about you, I am man enough to say so without changing names or mincing words. My comment about that song was because of the music and not you. You are an ok guy, but you gotta realize that not everybody’s trying to attack you. Jay can attest to my ability to convey my opinions when I have something to say. I don’t know who that person was, and I don’t care. I don’t have any issue with you, so you can chill with the accusations. However, if you want me to have a problem with you, keep falsely accusing me of something.
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You missed the joke about being baptist with french ancestry? Or didn’t get it? I can’t help that.

Speaking of you Bookman board elitist scum, where has Josef been lately? Anyone know?

Gotta go cook supper. May be back later. I dunno. Romney doesn’t excite me and I think something HAS to be on television tonight more interesting. Isn’t there a televised paint drying contest on the Home Improvement channel?

JamVet

March 28th, 2012
6:17 pm

I’m predicting that Newt wins the nomination in a neutered and broken convention.

Nah, just kidding.

Mitt Mountebank will be the second coming of John McCain. But who will his Sarah Palin be? Inquiring minds want to know.

They BOTH suck

March 28th, 2012
6:19 pm

Fred

After reading Bro’s post @ 6:03; I went back downstairs to see what you had posted.

With the atrocious typing that I usually display; I’m sure you figured out it was me who posted the songs.

The Casey Kasem bit, while pretty witty for being on the fly, may have come across to you as demeaning. That was not my intent. The intent was to lighten up the situation.

Keep posting and whether it be under TBS or Casy Kasem sending out requests, hopefully we can continue to dialogue seriously on certain issues and joke about others….

peace

Lord Help Us

March 28th, 2012
6:20 pm

‘Inquiring minds want to know.’

He could pick the real Snooki…equally suited for the job and already has a huge following…

William

March 28th, 2012
6:21 pm

“I think Romney can be genuine at times, but when he is, he’s much more prone to saying things that are a little too honest about his world view, such as the earlier quoted remarks in which he laughed about his dad closing factories. Sure, factories do have to close some times. But people don’t like a man who can laugh about it, especially in times like these.”

I would agree with your impression, Jay. But let me tell you a story to entice you to think a little more deeply about him. When I was an undergrad I had a neighbor my parents age whose father had Alzheimer’s disease. I was mortified one night when, after a dinner he invited my father and me to, he recounted something funny his father had done and laughed uproariously. I thought: how callous can a man be? That was until my grandmother came down with it as well and my mother related to me how funny something Mimi had done was. She had seen a little girl in the supermarket with her mother who, feeling insecure, ducked under the long dress her mother was wearing. My grandmother, thinking only to play with this girl, promptly went up to the lady, lifted her dress above her waist and said “boo” to the little girl. Like Jake, my neighbor, I laughed uproariously when I heard that. The moral of the story? Sometime a laugh is just a laugh.

DannyX

March 28th, 2012
6:21 pm

Rasmussen has Obama up in almost every swing state vs Romney

+8 Ohio
+9 Virginia
+5 Wisconsin
+3 Florida
+1 Pennsylvania

Lord Help Us

March 28th, 2012
6:22 pm

‘Rasmussen has Obama up in almost every swing state vs Romney’

It’s just ‘neck and neck’ by some standards…