"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Romney Backers Worry about their Candidate aka Fear Factors

Republican establishment types led by Rove and others better start fearing when longtime Republicans like me and a lot of people I know are saying NO to Romney in November and have been for a long time.  That is not going to change.   We are also not going to be silenced!  In fact, I have changed the name of this site to reflect what is going on today as Republicans are FOR SALE just like the Democrats and in fact, may be taking it to a new low level with the Super PACs and other entities who do not fully disclose big donors.  Democrats had George Soros in 2008 and Republicans have many George Soros types including the Koch Brothers and two groups from Crossroads run by Karl Rove trying to buy an election with Romney as the candidate.

The Chair of the RNC and other establishment types were way too quick to jump on the Romney bandwagon swallowing the Romney koolaid making our primary a mockery from debates favoring Romney with liberal moderators to cheating in primaries.  Note to the establishment:
When you candidate gets less than 40% of the primary vote in states with closed voting, you have problem and no amount of force feeding a lot of us that Obama is the personification of evil is going to make us like Romney.  We are gradually coming to the conclusion that there are a lot of lies out there about Obama and once you take your blinders off and quit buying into the lies, you discover that even though you disagree with Obama's ideology, he is not this bad man that he is portrayed by establishment Republicans and the talk show spin hosts -- the ones who made their money off of only Republicans have all the answers and the left has to be silenced.  Same philosophy as a lot of the left have against Republicans.  
The fix was in from Day One.  You ask Why?  My best guess is that the RNC was so broke that they looked to the wealthy Mr. Romney and his friends as the answer to funding this election and the Convention.    In addition, he isn't a conservative no matter how much they try to dress him up as one.  When you make a deal with the devil, you could end up without a strong Republican Party in the end because you have told too many of us we have to swallow the Romney koolaid or else and we are taking the 'or else.'

When I read this article that GOP officials are afraid voters won't like Romney the man -- they are just now figuring that out?  We were saying a long time ago he shouldn't be the nominee for his flip flopping, secrecy, Mormon Church (will his Mormon faith will spook Christians more than is commonly thought – or detected in public polls?) not just a member but part of the hierarchy over the years, along with not being a friendly person unless he is around the rich and famous or fellow Mormons.

When I read on-line that the Mormon Church wants the White House to be the center for Mormon outreach, I draw the line.  Still haven't figured out what the Mormon Church is doing involved with building a mall.  Seems in Utah everything is wrapped together.  Please tell me why they are tax exempt.  I think as more comes out about the Mormon Church and Romney, you will see more and more Republicans pull away while telling pollsters they have no problem with the Mormon Church when they have huge problems.

Also have not figured out why so many Republicans want Bain Capital to be exempt for discussion in this election either until you dig deeper about Bain and Romney.  Romney has about $32M in Cayman accounts and  official documents reviewed by ABC News show that Bain Capital, the private equity partnership Romney once ran and pays him yet today, has set up some 138 secretive offshore funds in the Caymans.  Then there are the Cayman secretive accounts of the Mormon Church.  The investigation by ABC was done by in January of this year but crickets chirped out of the Conservative media who are in the tank for Romney.  No wonder he doesn't want to show tax returns from years passed.

Same people who demanded complete transparency from Obama now don't see a need for Romney to be transparent.  Everyone running for President needs to be fully transparent including educational records, tax returns, business dealings, medical records, and anything pertinent.  If you want to remain secretive then don't run.

Why is Mitt Romney running for President is the question of the day?  
Fear factors: What worries Romney backers
Mitt Romney has done the unthinkable: silenced the legions of conservatives who saw him as too starched, too ideologically wobbly and too Richie Rich to win a few months ago. 
Now comes the hard part: getting those same conservatives not to pop off as he moves to confront a half-dozen very Mitt-specific political dangers — the ones top Republican officials say he must navigate to unite the party and attract skeptical conservatives and independents this summer.
Their calculus: President Barack Obama’s campaign is threatened most by events he can’t control: a European financial catastrophe, an Israeli attack on Iran that could goose gas prices, economic stagnation. 
Mitt Romney’s campaign is threatened most by the man himself. 
And that’s pretty scary to GOP insiders, right at a moment when they’re sensing they could win this thing. They know Obama won’t give it away — he plays within himself, he’s too seasoned a politician to do that. Plus, voters have a sense of what they’d get with Obama II, even if they’re a bit lukewarm about the first term. 
(Also on POLITICO: Romney's top political adviser: Romney)
With Romney, it’s just the opposite. Voters are just getting to know the guy, and there’s a lot there they might not like — so much of it personal, relating to Romney the man and Romney the candidate, according to these GOP officials, even those who praise his strong showing out of the gate in the general election. His Mormon faith. His stiff public appearance. His ideological inconsistency. His trouble confronting and controlling the Donald Trumps of the party. His knack for cringe-worthy stabs at connecting. 
“I worry that the default will be for the devil you know over the devil you don’t,” said William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard. 
In interviews with top officials nationwide, Republicans expressed fear Romney will start, well, acting like Romney again — by improvising, maybe sparking another my-friends-own-NFL-teams moment in a clumsy attempt at connecting with voters. Or his Mormon faith will spook Christians more than is commonly thought – or detected in public polls. A surrogate is virtually certain to say something crazy — like Donald Trump, who seems to double-down on questioning Obama’s birthplace every chance he gets, including in an interview with POLITICO here
Some of the Republicans have a prescription to cure Romney’s Romney problem: Go big. Frame the election around big things to make the little things that worry people about Romney seem less important. Then he has to hope voters get on board.

Excerpt:  Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77046.html#ixzz1wvwys2n8

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