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(Townhall)   "Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment-- nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have"   (townhall.com) divider line 76
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2012-11-14 04:02:55 PM  
That's completely ignoring the major contributing factor - the Presidential candidate for either side is the one who's survived the primary process which tends to weed out anyone who makes a gaff that the media latches on to. It's not unique to Republicans - the "Dean Scream" eliminated the apparent front runner for no other reason than having a goofy soundbite of enthusiasm.
 
2012-11-14 04:24:16 PM  
Derp/Herp 2016

Can't lose with that one!
 
2012-11-14 04:39:40 PM  
What America was waiting for was someone who wanted to do more slut shaming and race baiting.
 
2012-11-14 04:50:29 PM  
Well obviously the solution is to run even further to the right, because running extremely right-wing candidates worked so well in Indiana and Missouri. I mean, it's so obvious that in those states moderation got beat and Tea Party candidates won, right?

Do it, GOP. Do it for America.
 
2012-11-14 05:10:47 PM  
I stopped reading at "nice". Romney was an entitled, bullying, out-of-touch-with-humanity asshole. Any "niceness" is fake.
 
2012-11-14 05:13:44 PM  
Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

images.politico.com 

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM
 
2012-11-14 05:16:38 PM  
Funny considering that Townhall was fully backing that establishment right up until a week ago.
 
2012-11-14 05:26:37 PM  
The Establishment has picked all the Republican candidates and they've been in charge for most of the last 60 years. Reagan, Bush I & 2, Reagan and Nixon were all establishment
 
2012-11-14 05:27:51 PM  

syrynxx: That's completely ignoring the major contributing factor - the Presidential candidate for either side is the one who's survived the primary process which tends to weed out anyone who makes a gaff that the media latches on to. It's not unique to Republicans - the "Dean Scream" eliminated the apparent front runner for no other reason than having a goofy soundbite of enthusiasm.


(sigh) I miss Hoho.
 
2012-11-14 05:46:14 PM  

GAT_00: Funny considering that Townhall was fully backing that establishment right up until a week ago.


Not sure why I'm being fair to Thomas motherfarking Sowell, but what the hell.

Can't find him writing anything glowing about Romney, just anti-Obama stuff during the general campaign.

For the primaries

Mitt Romney is the kind of candidate that the Republican establishment has always looked for, a moderate who can appeal to independents. It doesn't matter how many such candidates have turned out to be disasters on election night, going all the way back to Thomas E. Dewey in 1948.

The Anti-Romney Vote

Many people may be voting for Mitt Romney because of the view in some quarters that he is the inevitable Republican candidate for President of the United States and the candidate with the best chance of beating Barack Obama, rather than because they actually prefer Romney to the other candidates. Inevitability has a very unreliable track record

Of course, being that he lives in an alternate universe, he wanted Gingrich, and compared Gingrich to Reagan.
But, I wouldn't say he's been a big Romney booster.
 
2012-11-14 06:49:21 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

[images.politico.com image 605x328] 

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM


images.politico.com

Are they supposed to be arranged by necktie color, or is that just me? (Besides Crazyeyes, of course.)
 
2012-11-14 07:13:31 PM  
I support Ron Paul.
 
2012-11-14 07:14:46 PM  
The same thing could be said of every losing Presidential candidate in the last 30 years, regardless of party.
 
2012-11-14 07:17:43 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

[images.politico.com image 605x328] 

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM


That's a lot of asshole all in one place.
 
2012-11-14 07:17:50 PM  
Oh, the Republicans will just pass the list of "core beliefs" to the next ass hat they think has a shot. Anyone have any ideas for 2016?
 
2012-11-14 07:18:03 PM  
Not like that firebrand George Sr. He put the dent in prudent!
 
2012-11-14 07:19:49 PM  
Laura Ingram said today that Rick Santorum or Newt would have done better.
 
2012-11-14 07:20:27 PM  

SnakeLee: The Establishment has picked all the Republican candidates and they've been in charge for most of the last 60 years. Reagan, Bush I & 2, Reagan and Nixon were all establishment


You said Reagan twice.
 
2012-11-14 07:21:45 PM  
The author reminds me of Dane Cook. His fans will cheer, but none of the premises ring true to me.
 
2012-11-14 07:22:24 PM  

Yakk: Laura Ingram said today that Newt would have done better with more Santorum.


FTFM
 
2012-11-14 07:25:32 PM  
The Demoncrap plan to force Republicans to run the candidate of THEIR choice is successful again!!!!

Muahhahahaha....MUAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
 
2012-11-14 07:28:30 PM  
More wisdom from the geniuses at ClownHall.

imageshack.us
 
2012-11-14 07:29:51 PM  

TheOther: SnakeLee: The Establishment has picked all the Republican candidates and they've been in charge for most of the last 60 years. Reagan, Bush I & 2, Reagan and Nixon were all establishment

You said Reagan twice.


He really likes Reagan.
 
2012-11-14 07:30:18 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I stopped reading at "nice". Romney was an entitled, bullying, out-of-touch-with-humanity asshole. Any "niceness" is fake.


People said that his concession speech pretty nice and respectful. It took him very long after all the networks called for the elcection to Obama to concede. There was also the rumor that he had no concession speech actually written beforehand, just a victory speech. It leads to the idea that his concession speech, which seemed out of character, was not his at all.
 
2012-11-14 07:30:56 PM  

syrynxx: the "Dean Scream" eliminated the apparent front runner for no other reason than having a goofy soundbite of enthusiasm.


To that point, he had just come in third in Iowa when that soundbite came out. It may have put the cherry on top, but it wasn't what destroyed his campaign
 
2012-11-14 07:32:33 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Ed Finnerty: Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

[images.politico.com image 605x328] 

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM

[images.politico.com image 605x328]

Are they supposed to be arranged by necktie color, or is that just me? (Besides Crazyeyes, of course.)


And why didn't Shaun McMahon hit Gingrich over the head with a chair. He's standing right next to him and Gingrich is distracted by his next mistress-wife in the audience.
 
2012-11-14 07:34:16 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Of course, being that he lives in an alternate universe, he wanted Gingrich, and compared Gingrich to Reagan.
But, I wouldn't say he's been a big Romney booster.


What other choice did he have? Gingrich was the only other even remotely credible candidate. He would've been boiled alive in the general too, but so long as you disregard the "values" thing his conservative bona fides were much stronger than Romney's.

Still though, if the day comes that the GOP actually goes ahead and nominates some hopped-up, fire and brimstone conservative-enough whackjob I'll be eager to find out what they cluck about when that guy (/broad) goes down in flames. Which leads me to my final thought here which is as always, fark Thomas Sewell, he's a mouth breather. And this time it's for saying the same safe, easy thing right wingers always say: "not conservative enough, that's the problem."
 
2012-11-14 07:35:55 PM  
He still had the best chance besides the other Mormon dude with the hot daughters.

Santorum would have been devastated, even if he did indeed win Iowa(which he did) and the media and Romney hadn't railroaded the campaign towards New Hampshire and the rest of the states.

I wish Santorum had been nominated. His crazy, and his wife's "It's not abortion when it's my abortion" coupled with crazy rape baby comments. Man, that would have been interesting.

On the other hand, if Santorum had actually become president.... I think Romney winning the nomination but losing the White House, despite his shenanigans to secure that nomination, was the best outcome for the country
 
2012-11-14 07:38:01 PM  

born_yesterday: Ed Finnerty: Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

[images.politico.com image 605x328] 

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM

That's a lot of asshole all in one place.


Be nice. Huntsman's cool.
 
2012-11-14 07:38:35 PM  

TheOther: SnakeLee: The Establishment has picked all the Republican candidates and they've been in charge for most of the last 60 years. Reagan, Bush I & 2, Reagan and Nixon were all establishment

You said Reagan twice.


Well, Reagan is a lot like rape.
 
2012-11-14 07:39:13 PM  

meat0918: He still had the best chance besides the other Mormon dude with the hot daughters.

Santorum would have been devastated, even if he did indeed win Iowa(which he did) and the media and Romney hadn't railroaded the campaign towards New Hampshire and the rest of the states.

I wish Santorum had been nominated. His crazy, and his wife's "It's not abortion when it's my abortion" coupled with crazy rape baby comments. Man, that would have been interesting.

On the other hand, if Santorum had actually become president.... I think Romney winning the nomination but losing the White House, despite his shenanigans to secure that nomination, was the best outcome for the country


It's like taking insurance. You give up a few lulz, but in return you can't have as many sadz if something goes terribly wrong.
 
2012-11-14 07:43:58 PM  

born_yesterday: Ed Finnerty: Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

[images.politico.com image 605x328] 

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM

That's a lot of asshole all in one place.


Hey, Huntsman was decent. Then again, he was the first guy voted off the frakkin' island...
 
2012-11-14 07:48:01 PM  
Dear GOP

Please run two of the biggest Teabaggers you have in 2016 and get it out of your system.
 
2012-11-14 07:49:36 PM  

meat0918: He still had the best chance besides the other Mormon dude with the hot daughters.

Santorum would have been devastated, even if he did indeed win Iowa(which he did) and the media and Romney hadn't railroaded the campaign towards New Hampshire and the rest of the states.

I wish Santorum had been nominated. His crazy, and his wife's "It's not abortion when it's my abortion" coupled with crazy rape baby comments. Man, that would have been interesting.

On the other hand, if Santorum had actually become president.... I think Romney winning the nomination but losing the White House, despite his shenanigans to secure that nomination, was the best outcome for the country


Think about it: every Republican that touched rape this election got shot down. All of them. Santorum would have been just another Republican repudiated by the public. Even Romney and Ryan tried the "soft" abortion approach, pretending that they would not overturn Roe v. Wade. The abortion question, like gun control, has been decided. Drop it and move on.
 
2012-11-14 07:51:23 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

[images.politico.com image 605x328] 

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM


Don't forget that their primary ran extremely long. So much so that the only reason Romney won was due to having more money and being able to out spend Santorum 10:1

If Santorum had won, imagine how much Obama would've won by.
 
2012-11-14 07:54:44 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: If Santorum had won, imagine how much Obama would've won by.


530-8 is not a mandate.
 
2012-11-14 07:57:03 PM  
Didn't the last two GOP presidential candidates also lose to George W. Bush?
I'm not saying is the reason they lost, but, wasn't Bush kind of a crappy president?
 
2012-11-14 07:57:36 PM  

meat0918: He still had the best chance besides the other Mormon dude with the hot daughters.

Santorum would have been devastated, even if he did indeed win Iowa(which he did) and the media and Romney hadn't railroaded the campaign towards New Hampshire and the rest of the states.

I wish Santorum had been nominated. His crazy, and his wife's "It's not abortion when it's my abortion" coupled with crazy rape baby comments. Man, that would have been interesting.

On the other hand, if Santorum had actually become president.... I think Romney winning the nomination but losing the White House, despite his shenanigans to secure that nomination, was the best outcome for the country


Given the GOP's habit of picking the guy who's "turn" is next, we might just be seeing good ol' Frothy Mixture in 2016.
 
2012-11-14 07:59:09 PM  

rynthetyn: meat0918: He still had the best chance besides the other Mormon dude with the hot daughters.

Santorum would have been devastated, even if he did indeed win Iowa(which he did) and the media and Romney hadn't railroaded the campaign towards New Hampshire and the rest of the states.

I wish Santorum had been nominated. His crazy, and his wife's "It's not abortion when it's my abortion" coupled with crazy rape baby comments. Man, that would have been interesting.

On the other hand, if Santorum had actually become president.... I think Romney winning the nomination but losing the White House, despite his shenanigans to secure that nomination, was the best outcome for the country

Given the GOP's habit of picking the guy who's "turn" is next, we might just be seeing good ol' Frothy Mixture in 2016.



We'll be up to our necks in Santorum!
 
2012-11-14 08:01:41 PM  

syrynxx: That's completely ignoring the major contributing factor - the Presidential candidate for either side is the one who's survived the primary process which tends to weed out anyone who makes a gaff that the media latches on to. It's not unique to Republicans - the "Dean Scream" eliminated the apparent front runner for no other reason than having a goofy soundbite of enthusiasm.


www.tonyrogers.com

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2012-11-14 08:05:59 PM  

Surool: Britney Spear's Speculum: If Santorum had won, imagine how much Obama would've won by.

530-8 is not a mandate.


Sounds like a squeaker, actually.
 
2012-11-14 08:09:09 PM  

NeverDrunk23: Surool: Britney Spear's Speculum: If Santorum had won, imagine how much Obama would've won by.

530-8 is not a mandate.

Sounds like a squeaker, actually.


Sorry about that. I swear it was the office chair that made that noise.
 
2012-11-14 08:09:44 PM  

Surool: Britney Spear's Speculum: If Santorum had won, imagine how much Obama would've won by.

530-8 is not a mandate.


8? Kentucky?
 
2012-11-14 08:10:50 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Ed Finnerty: Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM

Are they supposed to be arranged by necktie color, or is that just me? (Besides Crazyeyes, of course.)


images.politico.com

Hey, at least Santorum's jacket fits, unlike Ryan who always looked like he was wearing his big boy suit.
 
2012-11-14 08:12:10 PM  

wildsnowllama: Surool: Britney Spear's Speculum: If Santorum had won, imagine how much Obama would've won by.

530-8 is not a mandate.

8? Kentucky?


I thought my mouse was hovering over Louisiana at the time. Why Huffington Post still has that map available is beyond me.
 
2012-11-14 08:18:09 PM  
They chose the wrong Mormon.

Not that big a fan of Huntsman, but he was the only, the ONLY one out there that wasn't either a raving dipshiat, or a craven vulture.

The GOP/Teabaggers got the candidate it deserved.
 
2012-11-14 08:18:26 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Ed Finnerty: Romney was YOUR CHOICE, Republicans. He was the best of the best you put forth to beat the Communist-Muslin Nazi Usurper:

/Look at that pack of idiots
//LOOK AT THEM

Are they supposed to be arranged by necktie color, or is that just me? (Besides Crazyeyes, of course.)

[images.politico.com image 605x328]

Hey, at least Santorum's jacket fits, unlike Ryan who always looked like he was wearing his big boy suit.


Michele Bachmann's suit is nicely tailored, Marcus must have bought it for her.
 
2012-11-14 08:38:04 PM  
people with no coherently articulated vision

Buddy, that's the whole farking party - not just Romney.

It's Romney's fault for not using his leverage as the nominee to lay down the smack on the dipshiats. Does anybody think 1992 challenger Bill Clinton would have put up with Al Sharpton or Ted Kennedy sucking all the oxygen away from the Clinton message by waxing idiotic like Akin or Mourdock or (insert talk show host here)? Like hell he would have. Clinton was a ruthless motherfarker when he had to be.

Right-wingers love to compare Obama to Jimmy Carter, but the economy aside I never saw that comparison being very apt. Carter was a notorious micromanager while Obama delegates almost to an extreme. The personal styles are totally different, although maybe they would both look the other way when Willie Nelson wants to get high up on the White House roof.

I could better compare Romney to Carter. Carter had Ted Kennedy and the left wing pissing and moaning for the better part of four years, to the point where Carter got stuck with Kennedy trying to primary-challenge him (until Teddy showed up half in the bag for a nationally-televised interview). Romney had the Limbaugh-industrial complex backseat driving him...right off the cliff as it turns out.
 
2012-11-14 08:39:42 PM  
Who is this Mitt Romney fella?
 
2012-11-14 08:52:25 PM  
Mitt who?
 
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