Romney Gives the Mainstream Media a Treat

By Jedediah Bila –

In an appearance on CNN today, Mitt Romney said the following: “I’m in this race cause I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich. They’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling. And I’ll continue to take that message across the nation.”

When questioned further, he added, “I said I’m not concerned about the very poor that have a safety net, but if it has holes in it, I will repair them. The challenge right now—we will hear from the Democrat Party ‘the plight of the poor.’ And there’s no question, it’s not good being poor and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor. But my campaign is focused on middle-income Americans … You can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich. That’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor. That’s not my focus.”

“My focus is on middle-income Americans, retirees living on Social Security, people who can’t find work, folks that have kids that are getting ready to go to college. These are the people who’ve been most badly hurt during the Obama years. We have a very ample safety net and we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it. But we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor. But the middle-income Americans, they are the folks that are really struggling right now and they need someone that can help get this economy going for them.”

Can I ask you a question? How easy would it have been for Romney to instead say “I’m focused on restoring this country for all Americans”? How easy would it have been to not hand the left-wing media and the 2012 Obama machine a quote of “I’m not concerned about the very poor” on a silver platter?

Very easy.

Do the GOP candidates somehow live in a bubble where they don’t understand just how ready the mainstream media is to pounce on their every word and run with an unfavorable headline? Now sure, that will sometimes happen no matter what you say. So many in media are waiting with bated breath to twist just about anything that comes out of a Republican’s mouth.

But candidates, why would you make their job easier—and more enjoyable—by not taking a minute to think before you speak?

The unfortunate reality is that the vast majority of the mainstream media will be working overtime to demonize GOP candidates and distort their records while glorifying everything Obama has said and done. That’s unavoidable. We can’t control that.

What candidates can control is what comes out of their mouths. You don’t want the media elite to be able to paint you as anti-poor? Well then make it really hard for them to do so. And certainly don’t hand them a sound byte that makes Chris Matthews’ leg tingle and has the Obama machine and the DNC already chopping up a video montage.

GOP candidates, you guys are smart. You’re smart enough to know what the agenda of most media folks is. You’re also smart enough to know that, like it or not, many Americans still tune in to media outlets whose bias is thicker than mud.

So do us a favor and stop helping them out. Think before you speak. The future of the country depends upon it.




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9 years ago

Instead, at campaign stops here and in Springfield, Pa., Bush eahzmsiped the economy and Clinton’s inexperience. We’re part of a global economy, and this is no time to hand the wheel to a novice, Bush urged voters. And when it comes to steering America through the new global economic challenges, America needs a driver who knows the highway. Do not take a risk on America’s future. From USA Today (via Lexis)Boston Globe, August 1, 1992:Bush drew a laugh from the audience when he referred to a comeback victory by Pablo Morales, a 27-year-old gold medal swimmer at the Olympic Games. I kind of like a guy who proves that youth and inexperience are no match for maturity and experience, he said. Bush is 68, Clinton is 45.New York Times, August 2, 1992:In general, however, the Bush attacks are likely to focus on the difference between experience and inexperience. On Monday in Michigan, Mr. Bush argued that when a President answers the telephone in a middle-of-the-night crisis, The American people need to know that the man who answers the phone has the experience, the seasoning, the guts to do the right thing. Sounds eerily familiar, doesn’t it?Washington Post, August 18, 1992:Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) attacked Clinton’s inexperience in foreign affairs, saying that in view of the upheavals in the last four years, This is not the time for on-the-job training for an amateur. There’s Lugar again. I won’t give anymore. There are 97 results in Lexis Nexis from Jan, 1992 to Nov 1992 on Bill Clinton inexperience. Republicans tried to paint him as an amateur, unqualified for president. But alas, it didn’t work. And it won’t work today, with Barack Obama.

Betty Turner
9 years ago

Yes I think Mitt should be more careful how he makes statements. Because they will always turn his words around to suit them! I believe Mitt can come up with a great plan to pull our country out of debt and make us an even greater nation than we have ever been! Hang in there Mitt and give’em what for!!

Isir Abelon
9 years ago

Mitt Romney, should divert his campaign strategy focusing on President Obama’s failed policies. Stop saying about, I love this country, I love the food, I love… I love … etc. We heard those over and over. its boring sometimes.
This is my nickle and dime suggestions.A listeners like me, and many other minorities, that I am associated with and for the undecided people with limited interest in politics.
Mitt Romney should say;
1. I’ll Fix this economy, I’ve done it, and been there before; (As Governor, the Olympic, successful in business, paid my taxes, and donated $$$$ in charities)
2. Secure the Borders, built the fence, continue the fence that was already started. (by the way, the fence was stopped by the Democrats) Then talk about how to fix our immigration problems,. Implement work visa for any illegal immigrants that is already here, and who want to come here legally. Stay on line, fill up the proper documents as so many others who are waiting on line for many years. Do the proper path legally, so; that we can all live together in harmony without looking over your shoulders.
Unlike Obama’s Policies in immigration, He Sued his own Countrymen like Arizona and Alabama in protecting our borders. Imagine, your own President and his liberal Democrats allies SUED their own Countrymen? How ridiculous is that..! He went into these routes instead of fixing our immigration problems.
3. The Obama Health care; we have to repeal the Obama care, which is 73% of you do not want the Obama Health care, I can replaced it with a better Health care for all Americans. (Like what). We will increased funding on Medicaid for everyone who can not afford health care insurance without prejudice. This is the safety net for everyone in the United States of America with limited incomes. (tell us what better insurance plan you have). Unlike President Obama, once again he will put you to jail if you do not participate or purchase your own insurance as mandated on the bill. How ridiculous is that..!, your own President will put you to jail?
4. He cut 500 billion dollars in Medicare,for elderly and sick, The President implemented the IPAB, a 15 members advisory board who decide and control payment of your health care. If you are old and sickly, Obama said to give you a painkiller…. that means he will let you die before you can get medical help….
5. Obama control what to eat, what light bulb you can use, what car you drive,…. soon, the Obama and his Democratic liberal allies, will control in every aspect in your life, control where you want to go, how much money you are allowed to earned and keep, etc…etc. And soon we will be like the Communist Countries, no incentives no freedom. I want your help to restore our freedom and our liberty. I need your help and vote for me in 2012.
Mitt Romney, should talk more on Obama’s failed policies. No more singing the national anthems, No more Reagan’s policy, no more shinning city on the hills, less attack on the Republican counterparts, do it only if they initiated the negative attacks.
Focus on the issues, tell the people what are your plans if you are elected President, tell the people what they want to hear. Because I do.
Example, Rick Perry was number one in the polls when he first entered the race because the people like his ideas. And Herman Cain also, earned the number one positioned in the polls because he was not scared, he is very outspoken, he don’t hesitate criticizing Obama’s failed policies, we missed him too. Adios.

9 years ago

Mitt Romney is, in my opinion, has the following positive attributes: 1) a scandal-free personal & public life, 2) a Washington outsider point-of-view, 3) a commitment to a “sensibly conservative” view on almost every issue; 4) a laser-like focus on the economy and jobs, and 5) and proven executive skills capable of “turning around” almost any organization, e.g., winter olympics, a deficit-ridden Mass state budget.

Faust DiNapoli
9 years ago

Look people, the very simple bottom line is that it matters not one iota how qualified the Republican candidate is…He,she or it MUST be elected. Anorther 4 years of Obama and we are done as a Republic!

9 years ago
Reply to  Faust DiNapoli

AMEN to that!

9 years ago
Reply to  Faust DiNapoli

Very true…….But we can’t forget the importance of replacing the present Senators with conservatives.
We need to get rid of the long term Senators (and Congressmen) who have for years been part of the problem.

It’s time to clean up Washington! A new president will need A new Senate to support him and any change.
Without change in the Senate we have more gridlock and We are tying the hands of the new president (whoever he may be.)

Connie CHauvel-Gomez
9 years ago
Reply to  Faust DiNapoli

RON PAUL is the ONLY TRUE American Constitutionalist, with a Proven record of standing often alone, by The Constitution!!!!
If you love God and America you must be FOR Dr Paul!!!
Romney gave us Obama care, has offshore holdings on which he pays NO taxes, etc.

WAKE UP people; no wonder we are in the MESS we are in!!!!!
God forgive our murdering ways (babies and folks in other lands), and turn us back to living by The GOLDEN RULE!!

No more Neo-Cons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A PATRIOT in Nevada

9 years ago

I like Ron…..but he is not a conservative he is a libertarian, the only one left is Santorum…he has strong conservative values…..he has made some mistakes….but you show me who is perfect…..

9 years ago

Romney is a moderate and that is his own words.
Gingrich is a center left, his policies shows that.
Santorum is a true Conservative, his record is the proof

9 years ago
Reply to  Frank

You are correct about Romney (he reminds me of a snake oil salesman who will say anything to sell his product). But, I think Santorum is still a tenderfoot and would not stand up against Obama. I have done a good bit of research and I think Gingrich is a far better candidate. Unfortunately the press and other candidates have distorted past facts. He didn’t come with baggage- they’ve created it. The fact that the Washington insiders are so set against him shows me that they are afraid of change and loosing thier power if he is elected.

Gingrich has changed his mind on some issues in the past but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Wouldn’t we all be better off if Obama recognized the error of his ways and changed course? But no! He would rather send this country to the brink of distruction than admit that his programs are not working.

Janet Valdez
9 years ago
Reply to  Wanda

Wanda, well said. Newt’s so called “baggage” has truly been created. The media (with the exception of Fox) has worked very hard to keep Newt down. Can we not all see from his life how conservative he is and what he did for this country? The washington insiders are truly afraid of what Newt will do…He will act quickly and decisively.

9 years ago
Reply to  Frank

Romney is a moderate conservative. I am also a moderate conservative. That is not an oxymoron. Romney can beat Obama. Romney has the experience to turn the economy around. THAT is the number one concern…get the economy going again. If we lose this election we are all going down. Santorum will not win the center left Reagan Dems or the Independents. He couldn’t win his last election after 16 years in Congress. Anyone who has been part of Congress in the last 20 years has to bear some responsibility for the shape we are in AS DO WE VOTERS! We cannot afford to make a mistake. We have to have someone who can beat Obama, which will be difficult at beat. Then , once we have our man in, he has to know what to do and how to undo the damages. Mitt Romney is a proven turnaround man. He’s done it and he thinks he can do it again. I believe him. Put the prejudices aside and select the best one for winning and doing the tasks required. The survival of our country as founded is at stake.
A true conservative does not keep spending when we have to borrow. Santorum spent and earmarked money that we will be paying for years beyond our life times. He also likes to legislate morality. He is not a true “constitutionalist”. He calls on Romney and Gingrich to cut out the negative rhetoric yet in the same speech cuts them both down with his own negative comments. We have a saying about that. Say anything you want, nasty or otherwise about anyone else as long as you end up by saying “bless their hearts”. That’s basically what Santorum does. Listen to him.
Gingrich has a temperament like a wild animal. One I consider un presidential.

Why doesn’t anyone pay heed to what some of the people of Massachusetts have said here about Romney??? For good or bad?

9 years ago

I know that we need to releive Mr Obama of his job! I think we have some very good people running on the Republican side. Everyone of them has made a gaff or two. I think that who ever is chosen to run will need to be very strong willed and not let the “Obama Team” fluster them. This person will also need a very strong running mate. I am very concerned for this country and the fact that we may have the same president for another 4 years which will not be a good thing.

Natalie Daigle
9 years ago

Politics is not a fun game for those of us who watch and listen because we honestly want to vote for the right person.
I’ve watched the debates, read about the candidates, laughed in disgust about some of the comments they expect us
to believe and wanted to cry about others but the one candidate that I believe is the most honest and upright is Rick
Santorum. I have prayed for him and about him since the first time I heard him speak. But given the evil atmosphere in which we live I wonder if we are deserving of any better than we’ve been subjected to these last three years. I do believe what we need now is heartfelt prayer from each of us. Without it we will never know again the Country that we all love and need. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND EVERYONE IN IT.

Jane Price
9 years ago

Hey, folks! Rick Santorum is right to keep focusing on Obamacare and the huge impact that has on us in all sorts of ways, not the least economically. Additionally, his plans for manufacturing and industry, debunking global warming, and devotion to preservation of the family as the basic building block of society show a candidate who is both well-rounded and truly conservative. He is the sort of steady and thoughtful candidate this country needs!

Also, as a FORMER small business owner, one of the contributing factors to the demise of my business was when the minimum wage got jacked up from $5.15 to $7.25 in less than two years. You’re telling me the entry level employee has to have a guaranteed “living wage”? While it’s very nice to have an impact on Main Street, a business owner isn’t obligated to operate a charity. When the owner of the company can’t pay the payroll, nobody wins!

9 years ago
Reply to  Jane Price

I am a former business owner because I couldn’t compete with Chinese labor. This is a problem that has nothing to do with our “minimum” wage. It has to do with our trade laws and the enforcement of them. We have to get back to building our own economy and not eveyone else’s. In the 50’s everything was “Made in Japan”…..
We are in a global economy now. We can’t go back to isolationism but we must make the trade laws fair. We must bring manufacturing back to this country and be willing to pay for it. If you aren’t willing to pay more so that we can all grow better here then be ready for increased poverty in the United States.

9 years ago

Should you not respect the office of President of The United States of America enough to refer to the person in office as President Obama, President Ford, Presdient Reagan, President Bush; referring to the President by last name with no title is extremely disrespectful and unpatriotic.

9 years ago
Reply to  darryl

I believe all Americans respect the office of the President.
However, the man holding that office does not automatically become deserving of respect in a free country.

Respect is something every man earns by his actions or good deeds. Submitting a forged Birth Certificate, lying to the American citizens. bowing to kings of other countries and promoting socialist ideas may leave an individual lacking of the qualities deserving of respect.

9 years ago

I consider myself a Christian, conservative, independent voter who has voted republican for nearly 45 years, but if Mitt Romney becomes the republican nominee, I will not vote for him. I will not vote for Romney for the following reasons:

1. Romney is a progressive Obama light.
2. Romney is endorsed by progressive McCain and Trump.
3. Romney is not a Christian. As a Christian, I will not knowingly aid and abet a non Christian. Those that call themselves Christian and vote for Romney either don’t know their Bible or they don’t care what it teaches about aiding and abetting a non Christian. Those that don’t care what the Bible teaches are no better than their atheist brethren.

9 years ago
Reply to  Joe

As a so called “Christian” who is your most perfect candidate? Obama? Tired of your self-righteousness and name calling. It’s only your opinion. You do not know a person’s heart only God can judge that. Read your Bible.

9 years ago
Reply to  Joe

who says Romney is not a Christian? You think Obama is? Last time I looked the Bible says to love thy neighbor as thyself. It also said judge not that ye be judged. Obama says we are no longer a Christian nation. Mitt Romney says he will protect our rights with regard to religious freedom. I will vote for anyone running against Obama. Perhaps that mote is obstructing the whole picture.

9 years ago
Reply to  sharon

Sharon – have you considered what Mormons think of Jesus Christ, that he and Satan are brothers?? We know from the POTUS that he’s Muslim and not Christian both from his speech and his behavior. I voted for McCain thinking with his Vietnam background he could stand against any Democrat but now I will vote for the person I think is right, not just “electable”.

9 years ago
Reply to  sharon

Ah, Dave…your words say more than you know. Mormons believe the same about Jesus as do Methodists and other Protestants. Satan is a fallen angel and he will take as many as he can with him. It looks like he is doing quite well. Jesus is the only way to salvation. My father was Mormon. Someone has given you bad information. There is Heaven and Hell.

9 years ago
Reply to  sharon

While individual Mormons may be persons of good conscience, Mormonism itself is a belief system that would reduce the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit from being the three Persons of the one, true, and infinite God to being three limited, finite deities among an uncounted multitude of deities, all of whom merely reshaped small parts of a preexisting cosmos. Mormonism teaches that human beings may, by practicing the tenets of its faith, become gods and goddesses themselves, with their own planets full of people worshiping them. While Christian churches (Catholic, Protestant, non denominational) would reject nothing that is true or good in Mormonism or any other world religion, Christian theology would have to note that there is a tremendous amount in Mormonism that is neither true nor good. Further, because Mormonism presents itself as a form of Christianity yet is incompatible with the historic Christian faith, sound pastoral practice would need to warn the Christian faithful: Mormon theology is blasphemous, polytheistic, and cannot be considered on par with the theology of other Christian groups.

As for Obama, only God knows his true beliefs, but I believe his actions speak volumes. There are many people that call themselves Christian, but about the only thing Christian about them is that they go to a Christian church on Sunday or at least on Easter and Christmas, and as for voting for the lesser of two evils, I won’t do it.

9 years ago

Ron Paul is the closest thing we have to a real choice for a president who would be a TRUE man of the people. But
because he wants to do away with the federal reserve (which we should have repealed after it was created ILLEGALLY
and in SECRET back in 1913), and totally supports the CONSTITUTION as the Law of the Land- and is NOT one of the
compromisers who try to convince us that it’s “outmoded” or “out of date”, of course there are some very powerful enemies on both the left AND the right that will do ANYTHING to prevent him from winning. He believes in the separation of powers and each branch functioning as they were supposed to- which means NO MORE executive orders that are never rescinded, no more liberal Judges re-interpreting laws and creating new ones that are completely against the principles our nation was founded on, NO socialist health care (and he’s a DOCTOR!) and wants to bring our troops
home, stop unnecessary intervention in other countries AND get us OUT of the U.N.! Romney is too liberal which of
course is why our enemies love him, Newt would be a little better but can he beat O? Santorum seems to be more of
a conservative and a genuinely nice man, but the big question is once again- could he beat Obama? The biggest problem
we face (besides the unfair advantage of the super-rich) is the bickering and lies and negative attacks between the two
leading candidates. And don’t think it’s going to stop soon, mainly because Romney just thinks it’s supposed to be
HIS and he doesn’t care WHAT he has to do to lock it up. Why has it come down to this? I think we know the answer.
And unfortunately, (just like in 2000) we’ll probably have to settle for someone we wouldn’t vote for otherwise, just to
avoid falling deeper into the abyss by allowing another 4 years of Disaster. God bless America and may we turn our
hearts to you, Lord.

9 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Do me a favor, read or better yet , go and buy some dvd’s of the 2nd word war….Ron reminds me of Chamberlain …peace at all cost…..it does not work….If our boy’s have to go abroad and take some of this morrons out so be it…..

9 years ago

I saw nothing wrong with what Romney said. I totally agree with his position and what’s more I respect his honesty and his intelligence. The middle class is suffering all the new rules and regulations and the inflation. The rich can handle it and the poor get free help even when they pay no taxes or do not work.

Isir Abelon
9 years ago

I can’t believed, Mitt Romney’s comment about the poor was quickly mis-construed by the Media. They love to twist thing around poisoning the minds of those morons and literate.

9 years ago

The most frustrating thing about Mitt and other candidates is they haven’t developed the principle, the foundation, from which to form their opinions, on all of the pressing issues. Do this, then check for alignment to the Constitutionm, they could answer any questions and make coherent statements with ease. What is the government role if any in, Jobs, the poor, emigration, the environment, defense, the internet, taxes, education, religion, health, deficient spending, SSI, guns, abortion, minimun wage, to name a few and what principle forms the foundation of your beliefs, then how is the position supported by the Constitution. I suggest that some of our candidates read the 10 planks of Communism as many of our politicians have Socialist tendencies. They need to get clear as to why the founders rejected this principles, a good home work assignment.

9 years ago

Romney also made comments recently about indexing the minimum wage. (Not a new Romney policy, by the way.) Anyone who understands the workings of the free market (and even most liberal economists) knows that raising the minimum wage always results in fewer jobs. To propose that, especially during a time when the job market is becoming consistently smaller, shows either an amazing lack of knowledge or pandering.

As for Romney being a gentleman, this paragon of virtue has apparently no trouble ridiculing Gingrich or lying about Gingrich’s ethics charges, lying abut Gingrich having to pay a $300,000 fine, and lying about Gingrich being thrown out of Congress during two debates and more than $20 million in negative ads. Even a cursory search of Wikipedia shows Gingrich was found innocent of all ethics charges, he paid no fines, and he was never throw out of Congress. Whatever respect I might have had for Romney in the past has long since disappeared, because I have caught him in too many viscious lies for his own gain.

9 years ago
Reply to  Sashamanda

Perhaps if the minimum wage was a living wage, more jobs would be available. One person wouldn’t have to take three jobs to make ends meet. A living minimum wage would pull some out of poverty. Yes we would pay more for products but those working a job instead of collecting government assistance every month would have more self esteem and contribute to rather than take from all of us.

9 years ago
Reply to  sharon

I’ve been through the “minimum wage” thing; they raise your rate of pay and cut your hours; in the end, you wind up with less in your pay.

Robert Taylor
9 years ago

So, Ron Paulites, what do you think of what Mark Levin was saying about the Mitt Romney – Ron Paul coalition? If it is true, that seems to uncover Ron Paul’s “feet of clay”. The man has some good things to say fiscally, but he is not the only one saying these things, and in some areas, he is living right in la-la land with “Aliceinwonderland”.

Where have thinking Americans gone? We have the lemmings for Obama and his “hope and change”. We have the “wall street occupiers” breaking the law and essentially clueless about what is really going on, but following like good lemmings should. And I see similarities in the hard core Ron Paulites, who spit in the face of reason to back a candidate who is more interested in promoting his libertarian agenda than in what is truly good for America. More lemmings over the cliff.

My suggestions:
1. Turn back to God
2. Return to the principles of our founding fathers
3. Require a loyalty oath from all Muslims in the country, renouncing jihad, shariah law, and a global caliphate.
4. Cut the federal government in half.

This requires electing conservative at all levels of government.

9 years ago
Reply to  Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor – I agree, “conservatives at all levels” because sooner or later, they all want to try for higher office.

9 years ago

We all need to get behind the Republican candidate whomever he may be–regardless of our preferences. The country cannot afford four more years of Obama as President, pushing his Statist/Socialist/Marxist policies to ensure our slide
into his dream of a New World Order. He is aligned with George Soros; that should tell us all we need to know of his
“hope and change” policies. We will never find the “perfect” candidate. Our goal should be to defeat Obama. His record and his statements give any candidate plenty of ammunition for the campaign–Keystone pipeline, Gulf Coast oil fiasco and shutting down all drilling operations, take over of GM and Chrysler, Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac and HUD with mandated mortgages to those who were poor credit risks, take over of Student Loans, ObamaCare (1/6 of our economy),et al. Additionally, we cannot afford any more of Obama’s nominees to the Supreme Court!

The greatest threat to America is radical Islamic Jihad–violent and stealth. Please read the article “Muslim Brotherhood Project” by Patrick Poole, May of 2006, FrontPageMagazine.com. It was a 100-year plan started in 1928 in Egypt; the MB is well on its way to achieving its goals.

After 9-11 the first book we read in an attempt to understand Islam was “Unveiling Islam–An Insider’s Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs” by Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner. Their father had been sent to America to build mosques. As young men they came to believe in Christianity and left the Muslim faith (also, their mother and grand-
mother became Christians). Under Islam the penalty for leaving the faith is death–honor killing. The authors stated
they were lucky to be in America instead of an Islamic country, which adhered to Shariah law. Unlike other religions
Islam is political and religious; the two cannot be separated.

Under President Obama immigration of muslims has increased greatly. The Coptic Christians, who are being
persecuted under the new government (Arab Spring/MB) and attempting to leave Egypt, cannot get asylum visas for
America; but a lot of muslims are receiving visas for America.

The bottom line is that we must defeat Obama at the ballot box in November. Support the Republican candidate–no
write-ins, no third-party candidates; do not dilute the effort to turn out this president from office. “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” (Benjamin Franklin)

9 years ago

We have an opportunity to put up a moderate conservative for President with Mitt Romney. Those who “work” in Washington and those who receive “free” stuff every month will vote for Obama. The rest of us should be looking for someone to get us out of this “mess”, regardless of who created it. Mitt Romney is our best hope. Obamacare and Romneycare are quite different. If the people in Massachusetts don’t like it they can get rid of it. If we the people of the United States don’t like it..Obama says “too bad”. Obamacare was written,signed into Law against the will of the people. It is true that healthcare costs are going up and some solution must be found. Romney has said he would do everything in his power to get rid of Obamacare. The other candidates have said as much. Romney has learned from his mistakes and successes. He’s had a lot of successes and blessings. He has a beautiful family, no financial worries and a nice life. Yet he is willing to serve as President because he believes we are going down the tubes and he can turn it around. I am willing to give him a chance. He has so much money he can’t be bought. I like that. He is a Christian. I like that. He wants to preserve our religious freedoms. I like that. He believes in the US Constitution. I like that. He is a gentleman and treats people respectfully. I like that. He is a fiscal conservative. I like that. He wants to cut spending and balance the budget. I like that. He wants a strong military to defend this country. I like that. He wants to put a halt to illegal immigration. I like that.He wants to balance the trade market. I like that. He wants to develop all of our energy resources. I like that. He polls well against Obama, better than all of the others. I like that. In fact, I like just about everything about Mitt Romney. I cannot think of any reason not to vote for him and support his nomination. If he is our nominee, he will be running against Obama AND the media. I hope people will wake up and see what we are really up against and make the right choice for our future.

9 years ago
Reply to  Sharon

Just be sure his record backs up what he’s saying – anyone can talk, how do they vote, who are they aligned with, and what’s their background. We know Obama’s despite what he says!!

9 years ago

What Romney said that is scarier to me is that he believes in the Welfare State and would strengthen “the safety net” “fix the holes” etc. The difference between Romney and Obama is not as great as we would like to believe. Both are crony capitalists. Both believe in a big government. The difference is simply one of which sort of friends they have that they want the government to pass laws to benefit: Wallstreet, or Unions. I have had enough. Santorum and Gingrich want a big government too. I never ever expected to be supporting Ron Paul because of his foreign policy issues, but at this point he is the only candidate at all interested in saving the country. Praying for a brokered convention in which a new name (DeMInt?) comes up, but unless that happens, Ron Paul it is.

9 years ago
Reply to  LB

With Ron Paul’s Libertarian background, you can forget his defending DOMA, doing anything that would mean the loss of “liberty” for anyone, including Muslims.

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