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(The Daily Beast)   Romney Defeats Truman   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 14
    More: Unlikely, Thomas Dewey, Mitt Romney, Bob Shrum, Harry Truman, democratic convention, negative campaigning  
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2012-06-19 08:52:43 AM  
Are we talking
Zombie Truman as a Romero style zombie
The ghost of Truman
Or just Truman's non reanimated corpse

If it is the corpse or ghost I would vote Truman, Romero style zombie I guess I would vote for Gary Johnson,
 
2012-06-19 09:28:24 AM  
Dewey, Romney & Howe.
 
2012-06-19 11:28:51 AM  
www.myfconline.com

"I would have voted for Truman."
 
2012-06-19 11:54:57 AM  
Romney would looks better with the Dewey-style mustache.
 
2012-06-19 11:55:47 AM  
From the article ...
"The guiding principle of Romney's strategy, like Dewey's, is to decline engagement across substantive dividing lines-not to be drawn into a back-and-forth battle on differences that would disadvantage him. The now tightly scripted candidate relentlessly flees any framing of a choice..."

This is how Mormons are when you start asking specifics about their own doctrine. They will never give you a straight answer, knowing their claims are fabricated. They dodge from side to side, never engaging.
 
2012-06-19 12:06:42 PM  
So here's the thing Mitt, you can't just run on "If you don't like Obama, then vote for me because I'm not Obama." If that didn't work against Bush in 2004, there's no way in hell it will work against Obama in 2012.

At least I hope enough of the voting population is gun shy of a candidate who's only selling point is that he isn't someone else. Maybe the age of guaranteed marketing really is here, and for enough advertising dollars, the GOP really can buy the election.

/What do you like about Pepsi?
//Um it's not Coke?
 
2012-06-19 12:07:46 PM  
Maybe the stiff Mitt aptly fits Alice Roosevelt Longworth's description of Dewey as "the little man on the wedding cake."

Ha! ARL rawks.

/Empty what is full, fill what is empty and itch it if it scratches.

Article makes a good point about Mittens not being able to say anything good or bad about almost any topic without pissing off either the wingnutty Republican base or a demographic he's badly behind by.

Sucks to be Mitt. Poor little rich boy.

I'm actually this close *makes thumb and forefinger gesture* to feeling sorry for him.

/Not really.
 
2012-06-19 12:44:26 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

You mad?
 
2012-06-19 01:02:55 PM  

Pinner: This is how Mormons are when you start asking specifics about their own doctrine. They will never give you a straight answer, knowing their claims are fabricated. They dodge from side to side, never engaging.


I can definitely attest to that weird Mormon thing. I had friends in high school who were Mormons (didn't drink or smoke or do drugs but did the other stuff). They were good people. We tried to see some R rated movie but one of the girls who got rejected by all her non-mormon friends for being a self-centered biatch frequently tagged along with our group had to be the 'moral' compass and we had to go see Rat Race instead. Then I would point out how hypocritical she and the group were because we watched BLAZING SADDLES two days before. But no, I was the 'asshole' because I didn't want to do what she wanted to do.

Still pisses me off to this day

//vagina
 
2012-06-19 01:10:27 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Romney would looks better with the Dewey-style mustache.


Is that a photoshop challenge? I can't help you out there.
 
2012-06-19 01:33:10 PM  

TommyDeuce: So here's the thing Mitt, you can't just run on "If you don't like Obama, then vote for me because I'm not Obama." If that didn't work against Bush in 2004, there's no way in hell it will work against Obama in 2012.


Actually, Mitt can't even run on "If you don't like Obama, then vote for me because I'm not Obama." The best he can do is run on "If you don't like Obama, then vote for me because I promise not to act like Obama anymore if you don't hold me to the particulars. Except I will never try to help anyone other then the very wealthy."

I have to say, it lacks zing.
 
2012-06-19 01:43:16 PM  
Meh, Bob Shrum, also known as the dumbest human being on the planet, wrote this article. It's safe to completely ignore it.

Link

October 19, 2004
By: Paul Glastris

CASE AGAINST SHRUM #273... I've never understood why the Kerry campaign hasn't made more of the candidate's record in the Senate of holding tough, thankless, let-the-chips-fall-as-they-may investigations of the rich and powerful. Especially impressive was his pursuit of BCCI, the Arab-owned international bank which turned out to be a massive criminal enterprise that enabled terrorists, including Osama bin Laden, to finance their activities--until it was shut down, largely thanks to Kerry's relentless efforts. The campaign's weird refusal to talk about achievements like the BCCI hearings has allowed Bush to paint Kerry as a do-nothing legislator with no record of achievement during 20 years in the Senate.

But now, thanks to Newsweek, we have an explanation for the Kerry campaign's insane strategy. It seems that Bob Shrum thinks the American people are too stupid to understand what it means that Kerry shut down BCCI. "You can't talk about that because people think you're talking about the BBC," Bob Shrum, Kerry's top adviser, told one senior staffer. "Why were you investigating British TV?"

Should we string up Shrum after Kerry loses, or beat the rush and do it now?

-Paul Glastris 11:54 PM Permalink | Trackbacks
 
2012-06-19 02:14:07 PM  
Yeah, Bob Shrum is pretty much an idiot, but he does seem to be characterizing the Romney campaign fairly accurately.

The whole basis of the Romney campaign is that the country is doing bad, so it's time for a new guy. But when you look at the actual proposals of the Romney campaign, you don't see anything that will make it better. You only see things that will make it worse.
 
2012-06-19 02:19:57 PM  

Guidette Frankentits: Pinner: This is how Mormons are when you start asking specifics about their own doctrine. They will never give you a straight answer, knowing their claims are fabricated. They dodge from side to side, never engaging.

I can definitely attest to that weird Mormon thing. I had friends in high school who were Mormons (didn't drink or smoke or do drugs but did the other stuff). They were good people. We tried to see some R rated movie but one of the girls who got rejected by all her non-mormon friends for being a self-centered biatch frequently tagged along with our group had to be the 'moral' compass and we had to go see Rat Race instead. Then I would point out how hypocritical she and the group were because we watched BLAZING SADDLES two days before. But no, I was the 'asshole' because I didn't want to do what she wanted to do.

Still pisses me off to this day

//vagina


But Rat Race was freaking awesome!
/What's that!?!
//It's a nickel!
 
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