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(Daily Kos)   "I remember going to the Detroit auto show with my dad," says Mitt Romney, in a Michigan campaign ad in front of a photo of the 1964 New York World's Fair   (dailykos.com) divider line 151
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2012-02-16 04:56:31 PM  

Dinki: Who the hell goes to the worlds fair in a suit?


A Rmoney. They're just like the rest of us, see? And really, it's not like they were going to actually go down there from the helipad and be next to the peasants.
 
2012-02-16 04:56:52 PM  
s1.hubimg.com
 
2012-02-16 04:57:18 PM  
"I remember going to the helicopter show with my butler."
 
2012-02-16 04:58:33 PM  
Was it really that hard for them to find a picture of George Romney with his family at the Detroit Auto show? George Romney was perhaps the most popular Governor in the history of the state, and before that he was the president of an auto company, for god's sake. The Detroit Auto Show is the biggest annual event in the state and they couldn't find one single picture?
 
2012-02-16 04:58:48 PM  

ghare: And we've seen this movie: "Vote for Me Because of My Daddy." It sucked.


I don't get why no one is making this comparison.
 
2012-02-16 04:58:54 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: [www.theblaze.com image 620x411]

"And over there, son, is an actual poor person."


"Ooh can I keep him?"
"No, Willard, you forgot to feed the last one, remember?"
"Aw, Daaaaaaaaaaaaad!"
 
2012-02-16 04:59:16 PM  
cdn0.hark.com
 
2012-02-16 05:00:02 PM  

Dinki: Who the hell goes to the worlds fair in a suit?


It was the 60s. Haven't you seen Mad Men? The helicopter pilot was most likely drunk, too.
 
2012-02-16 05:00:13 PM  

EWreckedSean: if you ignore that they have drained the $50 billion dollar (that's $50,000,000,000) slush fund that the treasury set up for them backed with practically worthless stock in 2009.


Even if you had a point, you're stepping all over your dick here.
 
2012-02-16 05:00:40 PM  
assets.rollingstone.com

"Son, pull my finger."
 
2012-02-16 05:01:41 PM  

blackminded: ghare: And we've seen this movie: "Vote for Me Because of My Daddy." It sucked.

I don't get why no one is making this comparison.


I'm pushing it every chance I get, but I'm becoming convinced that the Republicans really really want a King. I mean hell, they wanted to make Washington a King. Fortunately for us (I think), he declined.
 
2012-02-16 05:02:10 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Subby, what Mitt Romney meant was that, in these times of economic hardship, we are all Detroit. Just like we are all New York, and all Michigan. Stop trying to separate and divide us. We are Americans, and that's all that matters.



and we are all helicopters
(new window)
 
2012-02-16 05:02:48 PM  

leviosaurus: Was it really that hard for them to find a picture of George Romney with his family at the Detroit Auto show? George Romney was perhaps the most popular Governor in the history of the state, and before that he was the president of an auto company, for god's sake. The Detroit Auto Show is the biggest annual event in the state and they couldn't find one single picture?


I wish I could be an art director for the Romney campaign, it sounds like an easy, lucrative way to spend my time. Just troll GIS for "Romney", slap some white type and a logo on the first thing you find, send it to the production house, call it a day.
 
2012-02-16 05:04:34 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Dinki: Who the hell goes to the worlds fair in a suit?

It was the 60s. Haven't you seen Mad Men? The helicopter pilot was most likely drunk, too.


There was an FAA rule back then that prohibited a human taking flight unless drunk and wearing a suit.
 
2012-02-16 05:05:04 PM  

Guidette Frankentits: Brylcreem™


God, I loved the smell of that stuff! My dad used it, and he made me use it for a while when I was in grade school (when he wasn't making me get a flattop). I haven't smelled it in years, but I bet if I ordered some right now (new window) and opened the tube, a whole flood of mid-60s memories would come back to me.
 
2012-02-16 05:05:25 PM  
I am so baffled by Romney. He's been at this for how many years now? And by all accounts, he's been grooming himself and preparing for these runs for most of his life... So why is he so stupifyingly bad at it? I mean, to keep making the SAME MISTAKES time and time and time and time again, he's been through Ivy League schooling, he's learned how to run companies (more or less), how to purchase and own crazy amounts of housing, how to run the state of Massachusetts, but he cannot be a halfway effective presidential candidate?
 
2012-02-16 05:05:26 PM  

leviosaurus: George Romney was perhaps the most popular Governor in the history of the state, and before that he was the president of an auto company, for god's sake. The Detroit Auto Show is the biggest annual event in the state and they couldn't find one single picture?


George Romney was Governor of the State of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. Not for nothing, but pictures of the Romney clan visiting Detroit at that time probably aren't going to be flattering. (new window)
 
2012-02-16 05:06:32 PM  
I'm pretty sure Romney has some kind of disorder. His social skills are abnormally deficient.

I mean, seriously. He acts like Jeff Bridges in farking "Starman" most of the time.
 
2012-02-16 05:06:36 PM  
The picture was only meant to show Romney with his father, not necessarily the two of them in Michigan, let alone at some car show.
 
2012-02-16 05:08:32 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [s1.hubimg.com image 520x719]


What do Kurt Russell, Evlis Presley, and Seattle have to do with this?
 
2012-02-16 05:10:15 PM  

Leo Bloom's Freakout: I am so baffled by Romney. He's been at this for how many years now? And by all accounts, he's been grooming himself and preparing for these runs for most of his life... So why is he so stupifyingly bad at it? I mean, to keep making the SAME MISTAKES time and time and time and time again, he's been through Ivy League schooling, he's learned how to run companies (more or less), how to purchase and own crazy amounts of housing, how to run the state of Massachusetts, but he cannot be a halfway effective presidential candidate?


Because, really, he's not that smart or talented, and he would be a nothing if his daddy hadn't been a success.

Just like Dubya.
 
2012-02-16 05:10:47 PM  

blackminded: EWreckedSean: if you ignore that they have drained the $50 billion dollar (that's $50,000,000,000) slush fund that the treasury set up for them backed with practically worthless stock in 2009.

Even if you had a point, you're stepping all over your dick here.


I do have a point, the treasury gave them a $50 billion loan, and it is backed with stock that is worth a small percentage of $50 billion, and that loan is gone. every penny.

Which of course leaves out the most obvious point.

General Motors is only 3 years old.

The old GM that' been around for forever was renamed the Motors Liquidation Company. This current GM is an entirely new company, and on it's creation it bought only the valuable assets from the old GM. So even if this was it's most profitable year ever, it's only been around for 3 years,.
 
2012-02-16 05:12:07 PM  
i39.tinypic.com

Son, someday this factory will be all yours
 
2012-02-16 05:12:57 PM  

EWreckedSean: blackminded: EWreckedSean: if you ignore that they have drained the $50 billion dollar (that's $50,000,000,000) slush fund that the treasury set up for them backed with practically worthless stock in 2009.

Even if you had a point, you're stepping all over your dick here.

I do have a point, the treasury gave them a $50 billion loan, and it is backed with stock that is worth a small percentage of $50 billion, and that loan is gone. every penny.

Which of course leaves out the most obvious point.

General Motors is only 3 years old.

The old GM that' been around for forever was renamed the Motors Liquidation Company. This current GM is an entirely new company, and on it's creation it bought only the valuable assets from the old GM. So even if this was it's most profitable year ever, it's only been around for 3 years,.


See? Like I said, PROUD of having failed economics 101 , and Intro to Corporate Law 101. Me, I'm ashamed of my failures. But for some people, I guess being a huge failure is the closest they'll come to being a success.
 
2012-02-16 05:14:48 PM  

ghare: Just like Dubya.


Just think, in an alternate universe W would have been a simple car salesman in Midland with Daddy issues and a predilection for nose candy, far far away from the reins of power.
 
2012-02-16 05:14:48 PM  
Republicans, this is your John Kerry. He's got the pedigree, the education, the experience, but his unique combination of earnest and tone-deaf is screwing his chances to appeal to voters. Keep in mind, the Obama campaign hasn't really gone after the guy. These are all self-inflicted wounds. Kerry wasn't as wounded as Romney at this stage in the primary. I can't imagine the bleeding come October.

Mitt, you have to know how farked you are right now.
 
2012-02-16 05:15:34 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Republicans, this is your John Kerry. He's got the pedigree, the education, the experience, but his unique combination of earnest and tone-deaf is screwing his chances to appeal to voters.


I'm waiting for Mitt to go wind surfing.
 
2012-02-16 05:16:34 PM  

blackminded: leviosaurus: George Romney was perhaps the most popular Governor in the history of the state, and before that he was the president of an auto company, for god's sake. The Detroit Auto Show is the biggest annual event in the state and they couldn't find one single picture?

George Romney was Governor of the State of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. Not for nothing, but pictures of the Romney clan visiting Detroit at that time probably aren't going to be flattering. (new window)


Yeah, the 1967 Detroit Auto Show looks like it was COMPLETE ARMAGEDDON!

oi55.tinypic.com
oi51.tinypic.com

/Truly, one of history's most terrifying events
//They also could have gotten pictures from before George was governor
///When he was PRESIDENT OF A CAR COMPANY
 
2012-02-16 05:18:07 PM  

EWreckedSean:

I do have a point, the treasury gave them a $50 billion loan, and it is backed with stock that is worth a small percentage of $50 billion, and that loan is gone. every penny.
.


The stock the treasury holds is currently worth slightly more than half of the $50 B.
 
2012-02-16 05:18:17 PM  

theorellior: Rapmaster2000: Republicans, this is your John Kerry. He's got the pedigree, the education, the experience, but his unique combination of earnest and tone-deaf is screwing his chances to appeal to voters.

I'm waiting for Mitt to go wind surfing.


GIS for "awkward Romney"

www.thedailybeast.com
 
2012-02-16 05:18:29 PM  

theorellior: Rapmaster2000: Republicans, this is your John Kerry. He's got the pedigree, the education, the experience, but his unique combination of earnest and tone-deaf is screwing his chances to appeal to voters.

I'm waiting for Mitt to go wind surfing.


That would be too obvious. Polo, anyone?
 
2012-02-16 05:18:32 PM  

leviosaurus: //They also could have gotten pictures from before George was governor
///When he was PRESIDENT OF A CAR COMPANY


You're making the crucial mistake of assuming that Mitt Romney's staff is competent.
 
2012-02-16 05:18:48 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: EWreckedSean:

I do have a point, the treasury gave them a $50 billion loan, and it is backed with stock that is worth a small percentage of $50 billion, and that loan is gone. every penny.
.

The stock the treasury holds is currently worth slightly more than half of the $50 B.


You're wasting your time, dude.
 
2012-02-16 05:19:03 PM  
I like how he's driving a Chrysler in the ad, a company that wouldn't exist today if he'd gotten his way.
 
2012-02-16 05:19:52 PM  

leviosaurus: blackminded: leviosaurus: George Romney was perhaps the most popular Governor in the history of the state, and before that he was the president of an auto company, for god's sake. The Detroit Auto Show is the biggest annual event in the state and they couldn't find one single picture?

George Romney was Governor of the State of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. Not for nothing, but pictures of the Romney clan visiting Detroit at that time probably aren't going to be flattering. (new window)

Yeah, the 1967 Detroit Auto Show looks like it was COMPLETE ARMAGEDDON!

[oi55.tinypic.com image 640x391]
[oi51.tinypic.com image 640x391]


Hats! Hats everywhere!
 
2012-02-16 05:20:08 PM  

theorellior: Uzzah: Was he at the Dupont Pavilion? Maybe that's why the bench was still warm.

No, it was when the storm tangled up the wires to the horn on the pole at the bus depot.


We still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence
 
2012-02-16 05:20:10 PM  

ghare: Leo Bloom's Freakout: I am so baffled by Romney. He's been at this for how many years now? And by all accounts, he's been grooming himself and preparing for these runs for most of his life... So why is he so stupifyingly bad at it? I mean, to keep making the SAME MISTAKES time and time and time and time again, he's been through Ivy League schooling, he's learned how to run companies (more or less), how to purchase and own crazy amounts of housing, how to run the state of Massachusetts, but he cannot be a halfway effective presidential candidate?

Because, really, he's not that smart or talented, and he would be a nothing if his daddy hadn't been a success.

Just like Dubya.


Ok, that makes good enough sense. Now, part two of why we are discussing him, why would the GOP put their weight behind him in that situation? I mean he's been around a while, on one hand, he's due, on another they know he can't do it. With BJr., there was an undeniable charismatic appeal. It was hokey and upon scrutiny of his life, contrived... but it cam across as genuine and appealing. Romney doesn't even have that.

Why would the bean counters in their party waste resources and energy on this guy? And based on some of these primary results, I really think they are expending a lot of energy on him. The attempts to rush and fudge results to give him the appearance of a lead and momentum are transparent, to me at least, as the party desperately trying to shoehorn him into the spot.
 
2012-02-16 05:20:29 PM  

ghare: Philip Francis Queeg: EWreckedSean:

I do have a point, the treasury gave them a $50 billion loan, and it is backed with stock that is worth a small percentage of $50 billion, and that loan is gone. every penny.
.

The stock the treasury holds is currently worth slightly more than half of the $50 B.

You're wasting your time, dude.


I know.
 
2012-02-16 05:25:36 PM  

Headso: [i39.tinypic.com image 458x240]

Son, someday this factory will be all yours


The curtains?
 
2012-02-16 05:27:10 PM  

sgilman: I like how he's driving a Chrysler in the ad, a company that wouldn't exist today if he'd gotten his way.


Now he was for the bailout - sort of. From today's Economist: "The course I recommended was eventually followed", Mr Romney writes. (new window)

When the Economist says the bailout was a good idea, you might want to re-evaluate your free-market bonafides.

Or perhaps the Economist is a liberal plant.
 
2012-02-16 05:28:27 PM  

odinsposse: A candidate, any candidate, needs to project their strengths and downplay their weaknesses. One of Romney's major weaknesses is that he isn't affable. For some reason his campaign keeps throwing that in people's faces.


Because he thinks he is better than everyone and probably surrounds himself with yes men like people like him usually do.

He doesn't understand what he is doing wrong and probably surrounds himself with people who will not tell him he is an ass.
 
2012-02-16 05:28:57 PM  
This is by far, the most entertaining election year during my lifetime. I'm enjoying the hell out of this.
 
2012-02-16 05:30:45 PM  

Rapmaster2000: sgilman: I like how he's driving a Chrysler in the ad, a company that wouldn't exist today if he'd gotten his way.

Now he was for the bailout - sort of. From today's Economist: "The course I recommended was eventually followed", Mr Romney writes. (new window)

When the Economist says the bailout was a good idea, you might want to re-evaluate your free-market bonafides.

Or perhaps the Economist is a liberal plant.


Yes this is hilarious. He is pretending they followed his advice but what Obama still did was wrong (even though that's actually what they did). Talk about trying to rewrite reality.
 
2012-02-16 05:37:59 PM  
assets.rollingstone.com

"Son, if you work hard, pretend you didn't go to the best schools and can overcome your uncanny inability to connect with any of those human beings out there--well--the sky is the limit "
 
2012-02-16 05:38:35 PM  

Quasar: Philip Francis Queeg: [www.theblaze.com image 620x411]

"And over there, son, is an actual poor person."

"Ooh can I keep him?"
"No, Willard, you forgot to feed the last onestuck the last one in a carrier on the roof and he shat all over the car, remember?"
"Aw, Daaaaaaaaaaaaad!"

 
2012-02-16 05:40:02 PM  

mercator_psi: Ignoring the fact that he's got the location wrong, check this out:

I love how he's trying to claim he's one of us by using a picture that was shot...

From a farking HELIPAD.

/miracle acrylic dome makes it possible


3M!
 
2012-02-16 05:40:04 PM  
assets.rollingstone.com

"And that, son, is a prime wig outlet location"
 
2012-02-16 05:42:45 PM  
assets.rollingstone.com

"See that guy? Know why he's a schlub? He doesn't have presidential hair. Not like a Romney does!"
 
2012-02-16 05:42:53 PM  
"Someday, lad, all this will be yours."

"What, the curtains?"
 
2012-02-16 05:45:15 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: mercator_psi: Ignoring the fact that he's got the location wrong, check this out:

I love how he's trying to claim he's one of us by using a picture that was shot...

From a farking HELIPAD.

/miracle acrylic dome makes it possible

3M!


And today 3M is a vibrant company!
 
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