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Old 03-21-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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Since he's been on every side on every issue when he "hits the reset button" which side is he going back to? He doesn't have a side.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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Since he's been on every side on every issue when he "hits the reset button" which side is he going back to? He doesn't have a side.

Would you care to elaborate on which issues he has been on every side of? Give some examples and give the sources if you don't mind. This is just repeating the media and democratic mantra and it got old a long time ago.

There are actually several issues that he might have gotten on the other side of that would have made his way easier, but he didn't. He stuck to his position on them and to what he saw as the right stand.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:51 PM
 
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Why is he afraid to do Meet the Press?

Santorum has been on there what seems to me like almost every Sunday.

What is Mittens afraid of?

Obviously, he can live without 'Meet the Press'. He doesn't have to jump at every interview offered like a Santorum. Not many Republican voters even watch 'Meet the Press'. Actually who does watch 'Meet the Press' now days?
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:59 PM
 
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1) No, but a representative of his campaign did. Someone with up close and personal knowledge of any past, present and future campaign strategies.

2) Is it? Mittens already has a reputation for being a pandering, lying, flip flopper; why is it not reasonable to think that to "wipe it clean and start over" really is part of the campaign strategy? Why is it being "overblown?" Because it shows your Mittens for what he really is?

3) WHAT policy issues has he been asked to change or soften that he hasn't? Please list them. And how can you be SO sure what he is or isn't going to do in the general? Hell, his own aide just TOLD you what he's going to do and you still don't believe it?

For one, he was practically begged to apologize for the Massachusetts healthcare reform and say he 'made a mistake'. He doesn't think it was, overall, a mistake and he hasn't apologized for it. To appease the right, he could have easily done that like Newt did and like Santorum has for about a dozen things.

He has also been encouraged to soften his illegal immigration policy and he refused. That is what kept Jeb Bush from getting behind him as long as it did. Rubio also has problems with it. Romney won't change it.

The Democrats rode this flip flop thing way too long trying to keep Romney from the nomination, now it's old and tired and nobody is paying any attention to it.

Besides that, Obama is the biggest flip flopping, lying politician anyone has seen in years so it's going to be hard for anyone else to compete with his record of policy changes in the middle of the stream. I wouldn't want to go there if I were him or you.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:23 AM
 
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Since he's been on every side on every issue when he "hits the reset button" which side is he going back to? He doesn't have a side.
I completely agree. Look at Obama on gas for instance.

2008 - Obama marches to a gas station and promises cheaper gas with a 4 point simple no indepth details plan.

2008-2011 - Obama says that higher gas prices are a goal of his that he wants and it would be for the good of the country.

2008-2012 - Obama takes advantage of the public's ignorance on oil terms. For example, America exports oil, we have what we need. Ignoring that we are a net importer of crude oil, what we need to make oil.

2008-2011 - Obama won't speak out in favor of the Keystone pipeline to protect environmental votes.

2011 - Obama uses logic that only Democrats would believe in...if you don't want an oil rig in your favorite national park or front yard, then we shouldn't have new ones anywhere.

2011 - Obama takes credit for increase in oil production, despite reducing oil on federal land that he controls and that it was the Bush administration that helped increase private land production.

2012 - Obama criticizes Newt for marching to a gas station and promising cheaper gas with a 3 point simple no indepth details plan.

2012 - Obama says people who think he wants higher gas prices are irrational, because he needs to win reelection.

2012 - Oh crap Obama is potentially losing a lot of Union voters over Keystone, crap - photo opportunity time!

2012 - Obama flat out lies about oil production, uses the term provable reserves, which only means from existing wells currently pumping and says we can put a rig on every square inch and we can't get more than our provable reserves.

2012 - Drilling for more oil and creating more supply won't lower gas prices, but me releasing oil reserves creating more supply WILL lower oil prices.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Lightbulb lol...

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The Democrats rode this flip flop thing way too long trying to keep Romney from the nomination, now it's old and tired and nobody is paying any attention to it.
Only an act of God could keep Romney from his inevitable candidacy...

Didn't you get the memo?

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'I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose.'
'I never really called myself pro-choice.'
Mitt Romney Flip-Flops
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Walidm, that graph is about change in government spending....

No kidding?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Maybe when he's facing Obama and not the GOP Inquisition, Romney will look better. Santorum and Gingrich keep dragging the Republican campaign back to the 15th century (Santorum) or shooting the moon (Gingrich). The fall general campaign will more than likely focus on real issues. Romney may prove to be formidable.

But in all likelihood, it will be a boring replay of 1996.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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Lightbulb lol...

Now that the Conservative leadership is sucking it up, holding their nose and endorsing him...The inevitable one is on his way.

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“He’s lost any hope that we’ll have anyone better ,” said one senior Republican operative about Bush’s decision to endorse Romney.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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“He’s lost any hope that we’ll have anyone better ,” said one senior Republican operative about Bush’s decision to endorse Romney.
No offense, but I had to go and verify this quote, because I couldn't believe any senior GOP operative would actually say something like this on the record. Good grief, between this and the etch-a-sketch remark Romney is really getting hit with a lot of friendly fire this week. And this in a news cycle that should have been a triumph for him, with winning the Illinois primary and getting Jeb Bush's endorsement to begin with. Which, as it turns out, ain't much of an endorsement after all.
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