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Old 03-05-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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Mitt is in full spaz-pander mode, as he recites the lyrics to "Davy "Crockett" to a startled crowd at a Tennessee rally. Hey, at least he didn't try to SING this time!

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LOL!!! I like the "Wha???" looks on some of the faces. Another 50's flashback from the Mastodon Party. Guess Tennessee doesn't have any current serious issues to talk about? Lucky state...
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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What a butt-kisser. Politics really has become a course in pandering to the point of being a clown.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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What a butt-kisser. Politics really has become a course in pandering to the point of being a clown.
And yet the American voters fall for it every time ... unless you're pandering involves something completely over the top like a moon base that is. The American voters are suckers for politicians who tell them exactly what they want to hear. How do you think we ended up with Obama?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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And yet the American voters fall for it every time ... unless you're pandering involves something completely over the top like a moon base that is. The American voters are suckers for politicians who tell them exactly what they want to hear. How do you think we ended up with Obama?
Yep.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Mitt is uncomfortable awkward in front of crowds. I don't know how people leave his events liking him more. After debates I can see, but campaign stops baffle me.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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These are sound bytes taken totally out of the entire context of the whole rally...which are made to make them look awkward. You would have to know TN and especially East TN to understand that a reference to Davy Crockett was not odd. Davy Crockett is a TN folk hero and that audience knows who he was and why Romney mentioned him. It might not make sense to someone in NY or California, but it did to them and that is who he was speaking to.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Does he have any idea how ridiculous he looks when he does stuff like this? He would have been better off talking about the trees in Tennessee. Equally inane, but it makes him look much less desperate to please. It's just painful to watch this guy attempting to connect to ordinary people. It's so obvious that he doesn't have a clue.

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These are sound bytes taken totally out of the entire context of the whole rally... which are made to make them look awkward.
LOL! Sorry, Dixie, but with Mitt's delivery it would have been awkward no matter what the context.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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These are sound bytes taken totally out of the entire context of the whole rally...which are made to make them look awkward. You would have to know TN and especially East TN to understand that a reference to Davy Crockett was not odd. Davy Crockett is a TN folk hero and that audience knows who he was and why Romney mentioned him. It might not make sense to someone in NY or California, but it did to them and that is who he was speaking to.
Maybe it was combined with reference to this wonderful piece that is "attributed" to Davy Crockett, called "Not Yours to Give." Didn't see it and not sure, but if Romney was espousing the sentiment in this piece, hats off to him!

Not Yours To Give - Colonel Davy Crockett (http://www.juntosociety.com/patriotism/inytg.html - broken link)
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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These are sound bytes taken totally out of the entire context of the whole rally...which are made to make them look awkward. You would have to know TN and especially East TN to understand that a reference to Davy Crockett was not odd. Davy Crockett is a TN folk hero and that audience knows who he was and why Romney mentioned him. It might not make sense to someone in NY or California, but it did to them and that is who he was speaking to.
I don't consider the choice of Davy Crockett an oddity, either. Romney picked something familiar and "down home" to the audience as a way of establishing rapport (although he always comes across as forced). Tennesseans are attached to their Davy Crockett. I guess Michiganders are attached to their trees.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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He should have worn a coonskin cap.
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