07
Feb
08

Romney over and out

Here’s the latest… what do you think?


21 Responses to “Romney over and out”


  1. 1 Laura Hughes in Minneapolis
    February 7, 2008 at 19:04

    As a young liberal from Minnesota, on one hand it’s a sigh of relief. Romney was pretty much against everything I believe in. On the other hand, I believe if he had won the Republican nomination it would have been much easier for the Democrat’s candidate to make it into the White House. At least now with McCain as the most likely candidate on the conservative side, we’re in for more intelligent debates come this fall.

  2. 2 Bryan in San Francisco
    February 7, 2008 at 19:23

    Regardless who gets the nomination, none of the republicans can hold a candle to Obama! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist the plug.)

  3. 3 George USA
    February 7, 2008 at 19:43

    The Romney appearance at the Bush I library in Texas to speak on being Mormon might have been a show stopper for him.

    The country is ready to get away from the Bush policies and practices of the last 7 years.

    McCain is so hated by some top Republican officials they have said they will not vote for him if nominated.

    In the same way some Democrats, though not top Democrat officials, have said they will not vote for Hillary if she is nominated.

    Promoting division, fear, and hate may have helped the Republican Party grab power for a time, but it has been extremely destructive for our nation.

    The hate show hosts like Rush Limbaugh have been bad for our nation.

    It is time for change- time to unite and heal the nation.

  4. February 7, 2008 at 19:47

    Laura,

    I disagree. There are many of us independents and ex republicans who lost faith in the party due to the war. I could never vote for a candidate who thinks torture is alright, the surge is working and had always been the answer, uses the word “terrorist” more then any other word in any of his speeches. We need somebody who understands economics in the White House. McCain stated that “it was not his strong suit.” I am not worried about terrorist dropping a bomb nearly as much as I am about the Chinese buying up the American institution. At least Romney seemed to understand economics.

    It is really too bad. We started the field on both sides with so many promising candidates. From Ron Paul to Joe Bidden ran the gambit of ideals. The ones that truly seemed to have fresh and new ideas were shunned and have since dropped out. About the only thing that would make me vote for Hillary is if McCain was running. She will be equally as devostating to the economy. There is no tech boom to save her. New were are left choosing the lesser of two evils. The McCain nomination pretty much secures the win for the democrats. And you know I voted for that idiot in 2000. I am older and wiser now I hope.

  5. 5 John in Salem
    February 7, 2008 at 20:39

    Hey, Mitt !

    Buh-bye!

  6. 6 AJay Janschewitz
    February 7, 2008 at 20:48

    Romney never seemed to get any traction. His major credentials were being filthy rich and having been governor of Massachusetts, hardly a Republican stronghold. McCain still has some rock star qualities from his war hero legacy, but he’s not far right enough for the right-wing media denizens, who keep looking for the second coming of Ronald Reagan, or failing that, Mussolini.
    Huckabee (thought by some to be the Native American word for “none of the above”) may be the refuge of the disaffected far right, but I think we should be looking in the shadows for someone to pop out, give the media something to stir them from their stupor, and scare the hell out of the smug Democrats.

  7. 7 steve
    February 7, 2008 at 21:11

    Laura: You apparently haven’t heard McCain speak. He admitted he doesn’t understand much about the economy, then tried to backpeddle. He’s not very well spoken either. Remember, Romney was the governor of the most liberal state in the US, Massachusetts.

  8. 8 John in Salem
    February 7, 2008 at 21:19

    Seriously, though…. I don’t know any Republicans who like McCain or believe he can take on Barack or Hillary and win. They’ve pretty much conceded defeat for this one.
    But you can rest assured the party leaders are already planning how they’re going to take it back in 2012

  9. 9 Thomas Murray
    February 7, 2008 at 22:11

    Mitt read the tea leaves — and last Tuesday’s ballot results.

    This leaves John McCain to do the right thing and at least show up. Mike Huckabee’s not even on the horizon.

    I think the electorate are (the English plural) going to give the republicans a spanking for ruining Iraq and upsetting our own economy, and this realization is gradually sinking in for them.

    As a fellow republican, all I can say is I’m going to vote for whoever the dems pick next November. Then I’m pulling my ripcord.

    –Regards, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

  10. 10 Fran
    February 7, 2008 at 23:25

    Speaking as a former resident of Massachusetts I can state that Mitt Romney has planned every move since “saving” the Olympics (with taxpayer funds he persuaded from the federal government!) as part of his presidential campaign. His self-styled “education”, i.e. 180-degree change of positions, has always been exquisitely timed to attain his job-choice-du-jour, and most of his time as “governor” was spent outside the state running for president. The fact that he got even this close to the White House is frightening. The fact that 16% nationwide voter turnout on Super Tuesday was considered “record breaking” is frankly embarrassing, given that we are destroying the Middle East allegedly for the sake of exporting democracy.

    And I have to say though I’m not registered Republican I would much rather see an honorable candidate I disagree with than the calculating self-serving chameleon that Romney has always been. The US needs to regain credibility with the rest of the world, not squander what little is left via yet another self-serving egomaniac.

  11. 11 Will Rhodes
    February 8, 2008 at 00:55

    The best speech he makes is the one where he is giving up!

    After the McCain coronation with Mike Huck the next to give up the Democrats need to get their act together as to who will be nominee and VP nominee. This US election is going to drag on, and on, and on.

    Let’s hope the American people have the foresight to go for Obama!

    “So, McCain is once again endorsing his own commercials on CNN telling the American public about how he was a foot soldier of the Reagan era. Mitt Romney is just about saying that he is the new Reagan. Huckabee, well – he is saying just about the same as the other two – he is some sort of clone of Reagan.”

    From my blog, link below.

    http://willrhodes1961.wordpress.com/2008/02/05/ronald-reagan-and-the-republicans/

  12. February 8, 2008 at 05:30

    You know, if it ends up with McCain vs Clinton I think he may very well clinch the deal because I think the dems really misunderstand how putting Clinton on the ballot will mobilize the republican voters.

  13. 13 John in Salem
    February 8, 2008 at 12:46

    Simon~
    I think you’re a little off on that one. Hillary may be polarizing and for sure she would be a more divisive president, but you only have to look at the numbers of voters in each party who voted in the primaries and caucuses. Democrats outnumbered Republicans by a 3 to 1 margin all over the map. There’s a big difference between one group voting for someone because that’s all they’ve got and another group who are really enthusiatic about their candidates.
    Even Rush Limbaugh is saying it’s all over but the crying.

    But this does prove one point. For all the cynics who wrote in to WHYS on Tuesday saying the US elections were a sham ~ it might cost a lot to run for office here but that doesn’t mean you can just buy it if you’re rich enough. Romney blew 40 mil of his own money and now he’s out.

  14. 14 George USA
    February 8, 2008 at 12:48

    Listening to a President for four years is a real consideration.

    Unlikable presidents grind your nerves just being there.

    Both Romney and Clinton are unlikable.

  15. 15 Ros Atkins
    February 8, 2008 at 13:47

    I can’t help but notice that Mitt Romney he may have spent millions, but it doesn’t seem too many of you are bothered about his departure from the race for the Republican nomination. It might be that his supporters aren’t visiting the blog, or just that for all his best efforts, he never truly resonated with Americans. What do you think?

  16. 16 Joanna, USA
    February 8, 2008 at 14:23

    While the U.S. is for freedom of religion, I don’t honestly believe that we would vote a mormon into office. Personally, I don’t care what people believe but most U.S. citizens, unfortunately, don’t take the time to understand other religions. Many people still think of Mormonism as a religion that is okay with several marriages, etc. I agree with George, his speach on his religion and other religious comments have been a turn off. Also, he’s rich and everyone knows it. Naturally, I do not believe he would be truly for the working class-those who are hurting the most right now. Also, I can’t imagine Huckabee has a shot because people just don’t want a minister running the country.

  17. February 8, 2008 at 14:33

    Romney out

    Not to point out the obvious. But there has been roughly 14 million votes cast in the democratic primary as opposed to the republican 8.5 million. Combine that with the low opinion of the war, the current administration, and the rabid corruption that has spiraled this country into economic pneumonia and there can be no doubt about November’s results. I recommend that republicans choose which of the democrats they want to run the show for the next 4 years and vote for them.

    The republican party was the party of comical relief this time. They all fought about who is “the most conservative.” Then discussed how they would bludgeon the economy by staying in an unnecessary quagmire, further stagnate the economic flow by championing Reaganomics (Great we are having a problem with economic flow and the Republican suggestion is to increase the dam that supplies the only assured stream flow in hopes it will eventually burst), and dividing on illegal immigration issues. The whole time Ron Paul a true conservative by definition is shunned and chastised.

    Here is the honest reality facing those who are “conservatives”. You need a democrat in the white house the same way a boxing match needs a referee. Republicans are so over committed to the “fight in Iraq” that they can’t stop themselves. The Democrats will take the office, if republicans are right, they will make things worse, and 4 years latter Republicans will sail into office on a message of ‘we told you so”. I recommend you go out an pick the lesser of two evils amongst the Democrats.

  18. 18 John in Salem
    February 8, 2008 at 15:47

    Ros~
    Romney didn’t resonate because he had all the sincerity of a cardboard cutout.

  19. 19 Laura in Minneapolis
    February 8, 2008 at 18:47

    Well I certainly hope that those of you who believe McCain will have a tough time this fall are right, and I am completely wrong! I wasn’t aware that the man had so many downfalls, I guess i’ve just been in my Obama-volunteer, tunnel-vision state for a bit too long.

    If Hillary and McCain end up with the nominations I think all this enthusiasm for the political process we’re seeing (including the huge turnouts we’ve been seeing) could end. If republicans are disillusioned by McCain, and democrats are put-off by Hillary we may see neither parties at the polls in November.

    I know a good friend of mine (and a fierce Obama supporter) hates Hillary. So much so that he would rather boycott the polls than vote for her. Obviously this is anecdotal evidence, and not an empirical look at out country.

    However, For that reason, this feminist is doing her best to get Obama the nomination.

    John in Salem, I agree. Romney dropping out does show that wealth is by no means the only, or best, predictor of success. It’s refreshing 🙂

    Some say too young and idealistic to know what she’s talking about,
    Laura in Minneapolis 🙂

  20. 20 Des Currie
    February 9, 2008 at 07:02

    I’m sorry, I missed that. Who is this Romney fellow and what was he doing?
    Des.

  21. 21 Dennis
    May 11, 2008 at 17:23

    Mitt Romney,

    It is good that he left the race!!!!

    Dennis~Madrid, U.S.A.


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