If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   Romney adviser: It is politically unwise to discuss specifics during the campaign   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 209
    More: Amusing, Mitt Romney, Waukesha, ACA, level of detail, R-WI, vice presidential candidate, Republican Primaries, presidential nominee  
•       •       •

2388 clicks; posted to Politics » on 17 Aug 2012 at 4:18 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



209 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-08-17 03:47:52 PM
quantum candidate exists on all sides of every issue at all times.
 
2012-08-17 03:52:13 PM
Yeah, just let the down-ticket GOP candidates do that.
By running from Romney/Ryan as fast as they can.
 
2012-08-17 03:54:25 PM
"I don't know what I'm gettin', but I know I'm voting for it!"

Is this what they really think?
 
2012-08-17 03:59:37 PM
Still white, though, right?
 
2012-08-17 04:00:43 PM
It is politically unwise during the campaign to admit it is politically unwise to discuss specifics during the campaign. It indicates your candidate's more specific position is less popular than the worst position you can succeed in painting your opponent as holding, reflecting a relatively weak candidacy.
 
2012-08-17 04:02:57 PM
I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.
 
2012-08-17 04:03:55 PM

mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.


i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.
 
2012-08-17 04:05:06 PM

abb3w: It is politically unwise during the campaign to admit it is politically unwise to discuss specifics during the campaign. It indicates your candidate's more specific position is less popular than the worst position you can succeed in painting your opponent as holding, reflecting a relatively weak candidacy.


At this point (and I said this a few days ago), Romney would lose against Obama even people believed all the bullshiat their campaign has made up about the President.
 
2012-08-17 04:05:59 PM

Weaver95: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.


Maybe Romney has bet his fortune on Intrade that he is going to lose.
 
2012-08-17 04:08:25 PM

Weaver95: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.


Unless he's counting on voter fraud to carry the day.
 
2012-08-17 04:11:05 PM

mrshowrules: Weaver95: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.

Maybe Romney has bet his fortune on Intrade that he is going to lose.


I bet the odds of Romney losing are 1:1 so probably not a wise investment. Unless gambling investments can be written off as a tax deduction.
 
2012-08-17 04:12:50 PM

mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.


We saw how well that worked for John "I know how to catch bin Laden and I'll only tell you if I'm elected" McCain.
 
2012-08-17 04:14:30 PM

Nadie_AZ: Weaver95: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.

Unless he's counting on voter fraud to carry the day.


or he's simply so arrogant as to believe that he cannot possibly lose. I honestly don't know. Romney is difficult to get a read on...he's flat, almost no emotional cues to go on. so either he's a REALLY good liar or he's a complete sociopath. or both. hell, your guess is as good as mine on that score.
 
2012-08-17 04:19:33 PM
It has got to suck to have to vote for this guy.
 
2012-08-17 04:20:34 PM

Weaver95: Nadie_AZ: Weaver95:

or he's simply so arrogant as to believe that he cannot possibly lose. I honestly don't know. Romney is difficult to get a read on...he's flat, almost no emotional cues to go on. so either he's a REALLY good liar or he's a complete sociopath. or both. hell, your guess is as good as mine on that score.


Scary part is this idiotic, asinine strategy is working, again because of the media being perfectly happy to go right along with it. I wonder if they will ever make an effort to regain their integrity, or if this is pretty much it and all that will be left are FOX clones in a few generations.
 
2012-08-17 04:23:26 PM
Just pass his bills so we can see what's in them.
 
2012-08-17 04:23:39 PM
You know, I hope the new servers for Fark will be given a full diagnostic before Election Day. The amount of derp coming from the usual suspects when Romney loses could overwhelm them.
 
2012-08-17 04:24:32 PM
img198.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-17 04:24:47 PM
Heaven know that no one will vote for Romney if he spells out what he really wants to do.
 
2012-08-17 04:25:50 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

We saw how well that worked for John "I know how to catch bin Laden and I'll only tell you if I'm elected" McCain.


Did he have a little wink in there or am I confusing him with the "you betcha" lady? Also, Romney may want to borrow the suspending the campaign tactic from McCain.
 
2012-08-17 04:26:03 PM

Also, what the fark:

Ryan said earlier this week that he plans to discuss tax plans, but not until after the election.

"That is something that we think we should do in the light of day, through Congress,"
Does Ryan not know that the President doesn't just sit in front of Congress and brainstorm ideas?
 
2012-08-17 04:26:19 PM
Must have learned from Obama 4 years ago.
 
2012-08-17 04:26:51 PM
That's because his plan is to embezzle as much money as he can into untraceable offshore accounts for both himself and his aquitances
 
2012-08-17 04:26:54 PM

Weaver95: quantum candidate exists on all sides of every issue at all times.


More like a fear of commitment.

/Amiriteladies?
 
2012-08-17 04:27:26 PM

Elandriel: Weaver95: Nadie_AZ: Weaver95:

or he's simply so arrogant as to believe that he cannot possibly lose. I honestly don't know. Romney is difficult to get a read on...he's flat, almost no emotional cues to go on. so either he's a REALLY good liar or he's a complete sociopath. or both. hell, your guess is as good as mine on that score.

Scary part is this idiotic, asinine strategy is working, again because of the media being perfectly happy to go right along with it. I wonder if they will ever make an effort to regain their integrity, or if this is pretty much it and all that will be left are FOX clones in a few generations.


That's a tough one. Fox and Rush and others keep blasting away at all other media outlets for being biased and not allowing both sides in a discussion- even when one is a crackpot tinfoil hat conspiracist. This sends the networks into fits trying to appear 'fair' and 'balanced'. F*ck that. If the report is crap, call it that and don't bring on Mr Derpy to defend it. If it has merit, follow up on it. But will this translate into ratings and get their attention? I don't know. I do know that this country is full of journalists who could do a fantastic job if allowed to.
 
2012-08-17 04:29:55 PM
Dear unnamed advisor,

i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-08-17 04:29:59 PM
So basically, Romney is riding on the theory that he doesn't need specific policies because people don't actually care about policy when they vote.

That...actually isn't stupid. It's a cynical but probably fairly accurate summary of how people vote.
 
2012-08-17 04:30:25 PM

Nadie_AZ: Elandriel: Weaver95: Nadie_AZ: Weaver95:

or he's simply so arrogant as to believe that he cannot possibly lose. I honestly don't know. Romney is difficult to get a read on...he's flat, almost no emotional cues to go on. so either he's a REALLY good liar or he's a complete sociopath. or both. hell, your guess is as good as mine on that score.

Scary part is this idiotic, asinine strategy is working, again because of the media being perfectly happy to go right along with it. I wonder if they will ever make an effort to regain their integrity, or if this is pretty much it and all that will be left are FOX clones in a few generations.

That's a tough one. Fox and Rush and others keep blasting away at all other media outlets for being biased and not allowing both sides in a discussion- even when one is a crackpot tinfoil hat conspiracist. This sends the networks into fits trying to appear 'fair' and 'balanced'. F*ck that. If the report is crap, call it that and don't bring on Mr Derpy to defend it. If it has merit, follow up on it. But will this translate into ratings and get their attention? I don't know. I do know that this country is full of journalists who could do a fantastic job if allowed to.


The sort of all-out brawl that would ensue between GOP media/establishment and ethical journalists would bring enormous ratings to every network! But, it would not enrich the 1% as the truth would actually be actively broadcast and defended, so it's not OK. We can't have an informed populace, you know.
 
2012-08-17 04:30:34 PM

propasaurus: Still white, though, right?


Just don't talk about that Mormon thing
 
2012-08-17 04:30:54 PM

Nadie_AZ: Weaver95: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.

Unless he's counting on voter fraud to carry the day.


That's about the only way he'll carry Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan or Florida.
 
2012-08-17 04:31:00 PM

mrshowrules: Weaver95: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.

Maybe Romney has bet his fortune on Intrade that he is going to lose.


I think you're close, this campaign has always been about money. Not that Romney laid an actual wager, but that he bought in to the idea that outspending your opponent was all you needed to do in order to win. Post CU, and with his own deep pockets, he was counting on massive negative ad buys to just sour everyone on Obama.

Unfortunately, Romney hasn't put forth of substance that people want to hear, so he remains behind in the polls. It's like those physics problems in high school, where the problem exists in a vacuum with no outside factors, things will behave a certain way. In a vacuum, the campaign that spends more, wins.

In the real world things like candidate quality matter.
 
2012-08-17 04:31:48 PM
I don't know why Democrats wouldn't want to vote for Romney. His past actions indicate he's for gun control, supportive of abortion rights, and for universal health care.
 
2012-08-17 04:31:55 PM

sprawl15: Also, what the fark:Ryan said earlier this week that he plans to discuss tax plans, but not until after the election.

"That is something that we think we should do in the light of day, through Congress,"Does Ryan not know that the President doesn't just sit in front of Congress and brainstorm ideas?


We've seen indications of what there tax plans are. They are better off not talking about it. They should just stay clear of health, foreign affairs, and that whole economy thing.

They should make the entire campaign about how well they get along together.
 
2012-08-17 04:34:02 PM

mrshowrules: sprawl15: Also, what the fark:Ryan said earlier this week that he plans to discuss tax plans, but not until after the election.

"That is something that we think we should do in the light of day, through Congress,"Does Ryan not know that the President doesn't just sit in front of Congress and brainstorm ideas?

We've seen indications of what there tax plans are. They are better off not talking about it. They should just stay clear of health, foreign affairs, and that whole economy thing.

They should make the entire campaign about how well they get along together.


/Public Health
//Foreign Affairs
///The Economy

What the fark else is there left to run on? How dreamy they look together?
 
2012-08-17 04:35:21 PM
I wanna cast Magic Missile at Romney's campaign platform!
 
2012-08-17 04:35:44 PM

ghare: I don't know why Democrats wouldn't want to vote for Romney. His past actions indicate he's for gun control, supportive of abortion rights, and for universal health care.


Yes, but on the other hand, his past actions indicate he's for less restrictions on gun ownership, against abortion, and against universal health care
 
2012-08-17 04:36:28 PM

Arkanaut: I wanna cast Magic Missile at Romney's campaign platform!


It has no effect, it's a gazebo.
 
2012-08-17 04:36:42 PM

MugzyBrown: Must have learned from Obama 4 years ago.


lol U Mad.
 
2012-08-17 04:36:51 PM

mrshowrules: We've seen indications of what there tax plans are. They are better off not talking about it. They should just stay clear of health, foreign affairs, and that whole economy thing.

They should make the entire campaign about how well they get along together.


The Romney campaign was going to do a positive ad about how Romney was going to ask Ryan's dad for permission to bring him on the quest to retake the White House.
 
2012-08-17 04:37:09 PM
Which is weird, because Romney actually should not be all that hard a sell to the right, center-right, and even center-left if they ran on his, y'know, actual job history and positions. Focusing the campaign on trying to grab hold of the extreme far right fringe sort of denies you the use of all the things that potentially make the guy a good candidate for president.

Governorship of Massachusetts: Romney was fairly party-loyal, but also willing to work across the aisle in order to get things done, and he has implemented the laws to the best of his ability whether they fit his political views or not, kept himself out of dirty deals and scandals, and generally been an effective small-c conservative guy considered acceptable by everyone in the state whether he was their first choice or not.

Running Bain Capital: Sure, this will lose you the lefty die-hards, but it's hard to argue that Romney didn't execute his position competently and that the company wasn't successful. While what the company does is kind of distasteful, the position does sort of show that Romney is capable of a firm grasp on the practical bottom line and has some real management skills and knowledge of the economy.

If the campaign simply took its hits and kept going on the "business-savvy Washington outsider" line, I think a good chunk of the electorate would buy it. But if you fold up like a heavyweight boxer just hit you in the gut with some brass knuckles every time someone even vaguely suggests your candidate trends centrist, has similarities to Obama, may have lost some people their jobs, then you're going to have nothing left to work with and your campaign is just completely hopeless.

I mean, I'm not really broken up about Romney sabotaging his own campaign via being a pussy, given that I'm kinda pulling for Obama this round, but it's kind of sad just how abjectly he's failing given what should be a decently strong campaign.
 
2012-08-17 04:37:18 PM
I beseech the power of Fark!! We need to build a pithy graphic that shows in one column the stands of Romney and the stands of John Kerry. Then at the bottom put something like, "You hated him with a D behind his name, but now it's an R he's okay?"

Or something else like it... but you know.. funny?
 
2012-08-17 04:40:12 PM
He wrote it all down!

i.i.com.com
 
2012-08-17 04:40:17 PM

sprawl15: Also, what the fark:Ryan said earlier this week that he plans to discuss tax plans, but not until after the election.

"That is something that we think we should do in the light of day, through Congress,"Does Ryan not know that the President doesn't just sit in front of Congress and brainstorm ideas?


Is not Ryan currently a sitting Congressman?
Are we not still trying to get the budget passed?
Are we not men?

If Ryan has a decent tax plan, and he won't present it to Congress, he's not doing his job.
 
2012-08-17 04:41:17 PM

Klivian: ghare: I don't know why Democrats wouldn't want to vote for Romney. His past actions indicate he's for gun control, supportive of abortion rights, and for universal health care.

Yes, but on the other hand, his past actions indicate he's for less restrictions on gun ownership, against abortion, and against universal health care


Or as they say in the investment world "past performance is not an indicator of future results"
//no telling what we get from Mittens
 
2012-08-17 04:42:08 PM

Klivian: mrshowrules: Weaver95: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.

Maybe Romney has bet his fortune on Intrade that he is going to lose.

I think you're close, this campaign has always been about money. Not that Romney laid an actual wager, but that he bought in to the idea that outspending your opponent was all you needed to do in order to win. Post CU, and with his own deep pockets, he was counting on massive negative ad buys to just sour everyone on Obama.

Unfortunately, Romney hasn't put forth of substance that people want to hear, so he remains behind in the polls. It's like those physics problems in high school, where the problem exists in a vacuum with no outside factors, things will behave a certain way. In a vacuum, the campaign that spends more, wins.

In the real world things like candidate quality matter.


Pretty much. It is amazing how living a life where everything is given to you and is so easy can give you such a strong sense of entitlement. He thinks he must be great because of everything he feels he has accomplished by himself.

People I know that have truly worked for their success from nothing, actually have a much stronger sense of being lucky and thankful for the support of people around them.

Romney has a history of being successful. He's familiar with it and expects it. Romney lost in 2008 but that was a warm up run and he knew he would get another chance. He showed signs of not handling failure well in the Primaries. He is not familiar to not getting what he wants. He's smart and he knows that he doesn't get another chance after this so he is sure he will win, he must and that is why his meltdown when he loses will be epic. Several months ago I called August as the month that he would completely lose his shiat. So far, he's on schedule.
 
2012-08-17 04:42:48 PM
Romney learned it from watching Obama.
He is copying Obama's 2008 campaign... poorly.
 
2012-08-17 04:43:36 PM

sprawl15: mrshowrules: We've seen indications of what there tax plans are. They are better off not talking about it. They should just stay clear of health, foreign affairs, and that whole economy thing.

They should make the entire campaign about how well they get along together.

The Romney campaign was going to do a positive ad about how Romney was going to ask Ryan's dad for permission to bring him on the quest to retake the White House.


I just threw up a little in my mouth. I hope that wasn't true.
 
2012-08-17 04:44:35 PM

BojanglesPaladin: Romney learned it from watching Obama.
He is copying Obama's 2008 campaign... poorly.


again, which is it: did obama break a ton of campaign promises, or did he not make any campaign promises?
 
2012-08-17 04:45:03 PM

mrshowrules: Weaver95: mrshowrules: I can't believe they actually said they wouldn't talk about tax plans until after the election.

Holy fark they are going to get hammered in the debates.

i'm really starting to think Romney is just phoning in this election.

Maybe Romney has bet his fortune on Intrade that he is going to lose.


Businessmen don't make bets; they make investments. He is clearly pulling a "Brewster's Millions."
 
2012-08-17 04:45:06 PM
Forget specifics. Romney can't seem to keep his generalities in order.
 
Displayed 50 of 209 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report