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(The Hill)   Tim Pawlenty to take over as Financial Services Roundtable CEO. Oh, and in other news, he's also stepping down as co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to take the position. Uh, everything's under control. Situation normal. How are you?   (thehill.com) divider line 162
    More: Interesting, Financial Services Roundtable, Financial Services Roundtable CEO, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, CEO, K Street, collective investment scheme, presidential campaign  
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2012-09-20 12:01:00 PM
T-Paw jumps off Romney's collapsing bridge.
 
2012-09-20 12:03:10 PM
If this keeps up, in a few weeks Romney will probably prefer spending the rest of the campaign in the Death Star trash compactor, hoping nobody pushes the button.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-20 12:40:38 PM
The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-20 12:49:01 PM
The Mittany on the Bounty has started.
 
2012-09-20 12:49:55 PM
T-Paw's mullet is co-chair in the front and all lobbyist in the back baby
 
2012-09-20 12:50:04 PM
And yet he keeps smiling, smiling...

Anyone checked him for tetanus yet?
 
2012-09-20 12:50:20 PM

vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.


Why "whiter"? Paler means the same thing and could be tortured into rhyming.
 
2012-09-20 12:51:03 PM
Wow. The Republican Party is putting out a lot of stuff today to try to distract us from the issues (like the economy). Am I doing this right?
 
2012-09-20 12:52:25 PM
Man, that little detail was really buried in the article. Can't imagine why...
 
2012-09-20 12:52:28 PM
That headline cracked me up. Great use of SW reference.
 
2012-09-20 12:53:07 PM
This is just the thing his campaign needs to shake things up.

encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-09-20 12:53:18 PM
There's a picture of him leaving

vortexwinder.com
 
2012-09-20 12:53:23 PM
hellogiggles.com
 
2012-09-20 12:53:31 PM
Well played, Subby!

cdn.crushable.com
 
2012-09-20 12:53:36 PM
We're Knights of the Round Table,
We dance when ere we're able,
We do routines and chorus scenes With footwork impeccable.
We dine well here in Camelot,
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot.
 
2012-09-20 12:54:15 PM
From son of a truck driver to populist everyman governor to chief lobbyist for the banking industry. What a country!
 
2012-09-20 12:54:17 PM

vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

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Interestingly, that seems to be what's happening.

Instead of campaigning in swing states -- where he is dropping off in the polls at an alarming rate -- he's making an occasional appearance and fundraiser in places like Texas and Nevada where he has solid leads.

He doesn't need any more money, of course, he needs to make up the growing gap in places like Ohio, Florida and now even Virginia. I think he's just building up funding to use after the election at this point.
 
2012-09-20 12:54:38 PM

Holocaust Agnostic: vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

Why "whiter"? Paler means the same thing and could be tortured into rhyming.


That's a dumb question.
 
2012-09-20 12:54:53 PM
Yeah, the SS Mitt Romney is going down, and it looks like he's dragging the Senate with him too!
 
2012-09-20 12:55:01 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Well played, Subby!

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Beat you to it! I win!
 
2012-09-20 12:56:16 PM

Serious Black: Yeah, the SS Mitt Romney is going down, and it looks like he's dragging the Senate with him too!


Bonus: the odds of the GOP realizing what caused this, and correcting it in the future, are not very good.
 
Ehh
2012-09-20 12:56:37 PM
Next, Ann quits the campaign to spend more time with her family. HER family.
 
2012-09-20 12:57:08 PM
All these douchebag politicians turned lobbyist. That, right there, should be one of the number one priorities of congress to outlaw.
 
2012-09-20 12:58:12 PM

Edsel: From son of a truck driver to populist everyman governor to chief lobbyist for the banking industry. What a country!


That's called the "Road to the I-GOT-MINE-FARK-YOU".
 
2012-09-20 12:58:29 PM
www.therealestatebloggers.com
 
2012-09-20 12:58:48 PM
Additionally, it appears Romney is going to drag Senate Republicans down with him. Interesting article by Nate Silver about how over the last month, the Republican brand has declined so that Dems went from a 30% chance of keeping the Senate, to a 60% chance.
 
2012-09-20 01:00:16 PM

vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

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I'm an Obama supporter, or at least I stand against Romney (or any current incarnation of conservatism, frankly). I won't, and can't relax until it's over. Obama is much less gaffe prone than Romney, smarter, is sure to eviscerate him in the debates, but I wouldn't call it over until it's over.
 
2012-09-20 01:00:24 PM
WTH is "Financial Services Roundtable"?

Is it a lobbying group, or do they help you make investments or something?
 
2012-09-20 01:01:40 PM

Craptastic: WTH is "Financial Services Roundtable"?

Is it a lobbying group, or do they help you make investments or something?


I'm going with "One Percenter Circle Jerk."
 
2012-09-20 01:03:54 PM

TimonC346: vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

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I'm an Obama supporter, or at least I stand against Romney (or any current incarnation of conservatism, frankly). I won't, and can't relax until it's over. Obama is much less gaffe prone than Romney, smarter, is sure to eviscerate him in the debates, but I wouldn't call it over until it's over.


THIS!

If we think its a shoe-in, Martin Prince will win thanks to two votes.
 
2012-09-20 01:05:00 PM
I would recommend that we put the unit back in operation and let it fail. It should then be a simple matter to track down the cause.
 
2012-09-20 01:05:38 PM

NeverDrunk23: TimonC346: vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

[t2.gstatic.com image 268x188]

I'm an Obama supporter, or at least I stand against Romney (or any current incarnation of conservatism, frankly). I won't, and can't relax until it's over. Obama is much less gaffe prone than Romney, smarter, is sure to eviscerate him in the debates, but I wouldn't call it over until it's over.

THIS!

If we think its a shoe-in, Martin Prince will win thanks to two votes.


Hell, I even made sure my wife and I are registered to try to help turn Texas purple!

/might affect a local election at least
 
2012-09-20 01:06:46 PM

Craptastic: WTH is "Financial Services Roundtable"?

Is it a lobbying group, or do they help you make investments or something?


Lobbying group.

FTFWiki: The FSR "represents 100 of the largest integrated financial services companies which provide banking, insurance and investment products and services to American consumers."[1] The members of FSR are the CEOs of the 100 largest financial services companies and six additional members representing each company.
 
2012-09-20 01:06:58 PM
*BLAST* "Boring conversation, anyway".
 
2012-09-20 01:07:32 PM

The Martian Manhandler: Holocaust Agnostic: vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

Why "whiter"? Paler means the same thing and could be tortured into rhyming.

That's a dumb question.


Personally, I would have gone with "a whitier shade of fail".
 
2012-09-20 01:07:42 PM
hollyonthehill.files.wordpress.com

All aboard the USS Romney! Toot! Toot!
 
2012-09-20 01:08:33 PM
Of course it's still a long way from being over, but has anyone thought about what Romney's concession speech will be like? He represents a party where 30+% of it's members think the President is legitimately evil. Plus his whole ego/"I was destined to rule over lesser men" schtick. Will it be just a series of half-ass, backhanded compliments?
 
2012-09-20 01:10:11 PM

TimonC346: vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

[t2.gstatic.com image 268x188]

I'm an Obama supporter, or at least I stand against Romney (or any current incarnation of conservatism, frankly). I won't, and can't relax until it's over. Obama is much less gaffe prone than Romney, smarter, is sure to eviscerate him in the debates, but I wouldn't call it over until it's over.


I recommend, in the near future, beginning a practice of ignoring all election coverage. You will experience substantially reduced stress.

I do not read the Politics tab; I only read Politics articles when an interesting headline appears on "Also on Fark". I now experience substantially reduced anxiety.

/This practice works regardless of political affiliation.
//Unless you are a birther, as individuals suffering stupidity of that magnitude often experience intense anxiety when undertaking the difficult task of tying their shoelaces.
 
2012-09-20 01:10:15 PM

Serious Black: Yeah, the SS Mitt Romney is going down, and it looks like he's dragging the Senate with him too!


I hope so. I would love to see that happen. However, the derpiness that would persist for the next four years may be epic.
 
2012-09-20 01:11:10 PM

qorkfiend: Craptastic: WTH is "Financial Services Roundtable"?

Is it a lobbying group, or do they help you make investments or something?

Lobbying group.

FTFWiki: The FSR "represents 100 of the largest integrated financial services companies which provide banking, insurance and investment products and services to American consumers."[1] The members of FSR are the CEOs of the 100 largest financial services companies and six additional members representing each company.


Ugh. Just what we need. More banks buying politicians.
 
2012-09-20 01:12:33 PM
My guess is internal polling is starting to show Romney dragging down other republican candidates. Once that shows up in the public poll numbers it really is over.
 
2012-09-20 01:13:23 PM

gilgigamesh: vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

[t2.gstatic.com image 268x188]

Interestingly, that seems to be what's happening.

Instead of campaigning in swing states -- where he is dropping off in the polls at an alarming rate -- he's making an occasional appearance and fundraiser in places like Texas and Nevada where he has solid leads.

He doesn't need any more money, of course, he needs to make up the growing gap in places like Ohio, Florida and now even Virginia. I think he's just building up funding to use after the election at this point.


The Romny campaign needs to repay $11 million on a loan they took out for the campaign
 
2012-09-20 01:13:31 PM

The Martian Manhandler: Holocaust Agnostic: vpb: The sad/funny thing is that he can't give up, so he will have to go through the motions knowing all the while that he is going to lose.

Why "whiter"? Paler means the same thing and could be tortured into rhyming.

That's a dumb question.


Either that, or you and I are old.
 
2012-09-20 01:13:37 PM

qorkfiend: Serious Black: Yeah, the SS Mitt Romney is going down, and it looks like he's dragging the Senate with him too!

Bonus: the odds of the GOP realizing what caused this, and correcting it in the future, are not very good.


You mean stopping their ludicrous, insane, obstructionist, pseudo-fascist behavior? Yeah, they definitely aren't going to change that if Obama gets elected. I'm all but certain they'll hew even further to the right by rejecting any and all bills that don't give them 100% of what they want, filibustering everything in the Senate that doesn't, and shutting down the government when they don't get their way.
 
2012-09-20 01:14:52 PM
George W. Bush got elected twice.

Think about that before decide you can pass on this election because Obama has this in the bag.
 
2012-09-20 01:15:28 PM
it's not over until the voting is done.

now is not the time to be complacent.

gotv,phone bank and give money when you can.

you can rest the day after the election knowing you gave all.
 
2012-09-20 01:16:40 PM

kapaso: My guess is internal polling is starting to show Romney dragging down other republican candidates. Once that shows up in the public poll numbers it really is over.


And if Rmoney's lack of popularity results in a lower turnout and a higher number of non-Republican congresscritters, that would be alllll-right.

/47%er
 
2012-09-20 01:16:49 PM
Geronimoooohh!
 
2012-09-20 01:17:23 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-20 01:17:42 PM
For anyone interested, have a look at Nate Silver's "NowCast" for the Presidential election right now. (Link). It's astonishing. Doesn't mean us liberals should let up, by any means... at this point, I want to see Romney and the Republicans get beaten so badly that they have to concede at 7:01pm EST on Nov 6.
 
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