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Romney’s In for 2012

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Posted on Jun 2, 2011
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He’s tall, he’s telegenic and he’s back: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is throwing in to run for president again in 2012. He’ll have some work to do when it comes to helping Republicans forget his role in revamping his home state’s health care system, but at least according to this Bloomberg analysis Romney plans to distract voters by focusing on other issues such as employment and foreign policy to build up his base.  —KA

Bloomberg:

Romney, 64, is focusing his second bid for the White House on the economy and job creation as the country struggles to rebound from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. The former venture capitalist, who co-founded Boston-based private equity firm Bain Capital LLC, vowed that as president he would cut federal spending and put the country on course to a quicker recovery.

In his remarks to a crowd gathered at a chili cookout in Stratham, New Hampshire, Romney attacked Obama for failing to create jobs, a lagging housing market, and high federal spending.

“Barack Obama has failed America,” said Romney. “When he took office, the economy was in recession and he made it worse and he made it last longer.”

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By zonth_zonth, June 4, 2011 at 12:49 am Link to this comment

Ha ha,
hilarious.  The charade continue.  PBS newshour actually disecting this new revelation and Truthdig as well.

What a joke.  Idiocracy america continues to be disillusioned into believing one DESIGNATED leader will make a change.

Take your politics, and its equivalent Super Bowl and flush it down the toilet—american idiocracy.  After all, both are given equal coverage and interest.

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By Salome, June 3, 2011 at 6:27 am Link to this comment
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I will not vote for Romney but I don’t understand the extreme antipathy for him.  Chris Matthews belittles him, makes fun of everything about him, endlessly.  To the point where it reflects badly on Matthews.  I’m all for criticizing Romney’s politics, his policies, his past actions in office but to criticize his shirt collar is a bit too much.

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By PatrickHenry, June 3, 2011 at 2:54 am Link to this comment

Ron Paul would clean his clock in debate.

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By bmule, June 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm Link to this comment
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Didn’t he say he was going to hang [lynch] Obama? No Mormons in the White house unless they’re democrats!

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By mrfreeze, June 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm Link to this comment

Mitt Romney is a Mormon. As a Mormon, he lacks the fundamental capability of true honesty. Deep down he hates government (as all Mormons do). He knows nothing of the trials and tribulations of “real Americans” since he was born into a wealthy family and never worked an honest day in his life. He exudes the standard “creepy” narcissistic, know-it-all attitude of Latter Day Saints.

Having grown up around “the anointed ones” in Utah I can speak from experience that Mormons are the kind of folk who are all flag waving and apple pie in public, but privately despise being amongst us “gentiles.”

Vote for this ass hole at your own risk.

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By California Ray, June 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm Link to this comment

Romney is unqualified to be President because he is unable to comprehend crucial foreign policy facts, as evidenced in his gaffe about America’s premise for the Iraq War:
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3112

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By thethirdman, June 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm Link to this comment

An Obama/Romney match up?  Could not care less who wins that election
charade.

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By Tad, June 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm Link to this comment
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As Mitt throws in, America throws up.

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By entropy2, June 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm Link to this comment

If the Powers That Be want a Repub to win, then Mitt would be it.

Yes, he might lose the extreme nutjob teabagger right. However, the corporate Dems would be hard pressed to paint him as scary enough to stampede the disaffected left into something resembling enthusiasm for Obamney.

After all, what’s the diff? One has already sold us out to the plutocracy…the other wants to.

I guess at least Romney is honest about it.

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