Is Mitt Romney really a serious candidate?

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    I've been having fun making up zingers for both candidates (I borrowed a few for Mitt but almost all are mine) but I got to thinking about it from a more serious standpoint.

    What does it say about someone's judgment, if the fact that these zingers are being created and then memorized by Mitt is true? At first I thought it was a joke or a dig at Romney type story. But it seems it is probably true.

    It's almost surreal and in the vein of Saturday Night Live.

    Is it all about winning only and not really taking substantive debate seriously? That seems to be where Romney is coming from with his campaign--just superficial stuff.

    And, if that is the case, what does it say about his ability to really dig deep and come up with some good ways to communicate and to also come up with some good ideas. It seems like everything he says and does is only for one purpose--BEING president. Never mind the reality of it and the inability to be more than just a "figurehead". And, he has no original ideas, just borrowed old republican failures for the most part.
     
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    Building them up like this is surely a recipe for a gigantic let down. Zingers only work if there is at least the appearance of being off-the-cuff.
     
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    Yeah, I read your other post, thanks for wasting my time, it is about 57 seconds of my life I will never get back. And no, you did not invent those, but nothing like a little self agrandizing.





    Good ideas, well tell me one good idea or policy Obama has come up with. Surely adding nearly $6 trillion in debt in less than 4 years is not a good idea, and his bailout of the auto industry is such a disaster that GM wants out. I have yet to see one good policy out of Obama or any good ideas out of Obama. Oh, costing us our AAA rating, wow, that says all it needs about the good ideas and policies of Obama.


    Obama his deputy campaign manger Stephanie ****ter calling Romney a felon and making up all kinds of other lies, Romney being blamed for the death of some Obama ass-lickers wife, to the FAKE Mormon Harry Reid proving he is not a real Mormon by bearing false witness against his neighbor by lying about Romney's taxes, you have a media that if Barack Obama were to come to a sudden stop, their heads would go completely up his asshole and be able shake the hands of any polyps he might have...and you have the nerve to state that Romney says and does is for only one purpose, being president?? WTF do you think Obama or any politician running president is all about. Geez, you are so narrowminded that if you fell on a tack you would poke both your eyes out!!!!!

    Yeah, and Obama has no original ideas either, just borrowed old failures from Karl Marx.
     
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    This is actually a really good question.

    When McCain picked Palin, it occurred to me that the GOP didn't want to eat the shit sandwich left by Bush. This made sense. Who wants to be in the White House during Great Depression 2.0? Better to be the opposition party who filibusters EVERYTHING and then blames the opposition.

    Romney represents the Palinization of the presidency. Right? He is the symbolic admission that it is better to filibuster those trying to clean up the Republican mess than to actually govern inside that mess.

    -a mess that will likely last for at least a decade.

    Point is, running Romney makes certain that Obama is the one who lives in the hole that was blown in the economy when Bush ignored the housing bubble.
     
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    Romney may seriously want to be president. But I'm not convinced the Republican establishment really wanted the White House this time around. I suspect he was installed as a stop-gap to prevent the public from getting behind someone who would genuinely oppose PPACA. The established interests behind both parties have wanted to get their mitts on health care for decades and they're not going to let on election cycle get in their way.
     
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    This..essentially is how far right the Republican party has fallen. The very best they can come up with..is a CEO would made money outsourcing American jobs and who "huckstered" the people of Massachusettes by running as a Moderate but governing as conservative. Which is why he seldom points to his record as governor..because he left the job with piss poor approval ratings.

    And this was the VERY BEST..that came out of the primaries. Because with the exception of Jon Huntsman..the floodgates were open for the lunatics and failed politicians. Gingrich? If he were a "real" politician..his career would have ended years ago. Cain? Quoting Pokemon? Seriously? Bachmann? Death panels? Getting government pork while lobbying against it? Perry? A secessionist? Really? Paul? A fruitloop nutty ex-doctor who's claim to fame is that he thought the south was right? Santorum? Who couldn't cover up his overt racism long enough to make it to the end?

    It was appalling to watch. A real atrocity exhibition. It's lunacy to think any of those folks should even get near government.

    Can Romney be President? Sure..I suppose. But he would probably bring back Bush economics and kill ObamaCare. And that..would royally suck.
     
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    Republicans may be engaged in a "purge"..but that's hard to say. No doubt many of the party "elders" are shocked by the Tea Party fringe. And the thinking may be..let them have their shot..let them fail..and we will come back in.

    They don't understand how ingrained these folks are now.
     
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    I know and that's part of what is so bizarre--announcing they are doing it. It's almost as bad as announcing the zingers themselves!:confused:
     
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    I absolutely did "invent" most of those. I think the right on this forum for the most part is totally out to lunch and vile, mean-spirited and close minded. If you google them, you can see that they aren't on twitter like the other 7-8 are.

    Why would I post a few from twitter with the # symbol indicating they were from there if I wanted to take credit for them? And I also know people can do searches to check for plagarism. But you're too lazy and prejudiced to do reasearch and see I did write most of them myself on another blog. I don't know if they will show up in a google search for certain but they are definitely mine (all but about 7-8). It infuriates me that you can't see that and don't want to. No wonder you support Romney the retard!
     
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    "Senator, You're no Jack Kennedy" would have rang hollow if it had been pre-released; you're right.

    One of the ones I liked that got little run was Bush's jab at Dukakis.

    The Presidential Debate : Deftly Placed One-Liners Spice Up a Sober Dialogue - Los Angeles Times

    It was as their debate was wrapping up and Bush said:

     

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