Noonan to Romney: "Get off the goofball express"

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    Advice to Romney: 'Suit Up and Get Serious' - Peggy Noonan says it's about time

    (NEWSER) – Peggy Noonan has some advice for Mitt Romney in her latest Wall Street Journal column: He will be the nominee, so it's time to "suit up and get serious," she writes. "Get off the goofball express. Cheesy grits, jeans, singing, being compulsively pleasant, calling your opponents lightweights—enough." Most importantly, Romney needs to "dig down deep" and answer genuinely that all-important question: Why do you want to be president? Voters, he should remember, can spot the difference between "ego-driven" and "purpose-driven."
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    How DARE he be compulsively pleasant!
     
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    There's room enough on the goofball express for both Romney and Noonan.
     
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    I remember when the GOP loved Reagan and Noonan.
     
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    Romney is on a mission to be president...NO MATTER WHAT! He will do anything, say anything, be anything if he thinks it will help him to be president. There is no passion or anything that makes one think he is genuine. He wants a title, nothing more. I'm so glad I found this board so I can witness the absolute chaos of reactionaries after Obama wins in November. Personally, I think Obama made a pretty good republican in his first 4 years. Still, I'd vote for him over the cheesy grits dude.
     
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    Peggy Noonan is still kicking ass, I see. She was the woman behind Ronald Reagan.

    She totally nails the GOP campaign problems in two paragraphs:

    She gives me hot flashes!

    She nails the Democrats and Obama in one paragraph:

    Be my mistress, Peggy. Please.
     
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    I think at one point, Romney was really about bringing the GOP back to the center.

    And he realized he had no buyers. So then he decided to pander to the right, only to find out that no matter how much he faked being for their issues, they still didn't like him.

    but he's managed to finese the system to where he'll probably have a majority of delegates by June. Barely.
     
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    I think Noonan nails it. Romney (as I've droned on about in other threads) is absolutely horrible at being "animated" when he speaks on the stump. Horrible. Awful. Brutal. That doesn't make him a terrible person, hell, we all have our strengths and weaknesses, but he's hurting himself terribly when he tries to be something he's not.

    He needs to stop trying to be funny and get serious. Why can't he see that?

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    He is just awful when he goes out there and tries to do this stand up schtick.
    He is trying to be just one of the guys and he is just so not.
    Just stop it already and get your message out.I don't care for him at all
    and he's not doing a good job at all of winning me over. :mad:
     
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    I still harbor some animosity for Peggy. Specifically, that she fed Reagan the line that the drug and gun running Contras were "freedom fighters, like our founding fathers". But she nails this one. Mitt will say and do anything to be elected. I thought that McCain dancing around dimes in the last election was the height of pandering. Mitt leaves McCain in the dust.
     

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