Romney distances himself from Bush

Romney distances himself from Bush

There are 28 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 6, 2007, titled Romney distances himself from Bush. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Mitt Romney aims to succeed a member of his own party in the White House, but the Republican still trumpets a need for "change in Washington'' as the theme of his campaign.

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“Camel toe has an ugly sister”

Since: Mar 07

Gnaw Bone

#21 Apr 6, 2007
Greg wrote:
If a politician could keep his religion in his private life and not try to inflict it into our government that would be one thing;
however the past few years have proven that is NOT possible - I don't want my constitution mixed up with his mormon gibberish!! I also don't like him because he agrees with Bush and the far-right on almost every issue and we DON'T need
four more years of that!! That being said, I don't like Clinton either - a woman president would be
a step forward, but not her!!!
I like Obama but I don't think he has a chance because I think white america is too afraid to have a black president, even a "clean one"
Lol!!
I'd be more concerned about Obama's lack of experience than his race. Speaking of which, isn't he
bi-racial? Why is it that 1 black parent + 1 white parent = black offspring? I'd have much more respect for him if he didn't align himself with one race over the other. Be proud of BOTH sides of your heritage. Hopefully he got the best of both parents.
Greg

Marysville, OH

#22 Apr 6, 2007
Doc Holliday wrote:
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Ahh, that "clean" remark ended Biden's chance to be Prez, as if anyone supported him besides himself.
Obama has served as a STATE Senator and less than a full term as US Senator, most of which he has been running for President. Outside of his smooth image and speaking skills, what specific stances on issues has he taken to earn your support?
Well Doc, maybe not being around the
political machine very long is a good thing, maybe a little less corruption - who knows?
I think Obama's main skill at this point is the ability to communicate
to people in a positive way. I know when he made his speech at the Democrat convention I hadn't been so inspired, WOW, I felt like standing up and cheering. Now, in my middle
years, I've become a cynic of politicians on both sides of the aisle. I think Bush is the worst president in history but I think Clinton was a close second. What positive things have either one of them done for our country? This is
why maybe somone like Obama, who seems to have the aura of a JFK-like
leader can if anything bring our country together, maybe we can feel good about ourselves again? Now if he has the ability of another FDR to pull this country out of it's economic problems, I don't know?
Can he get us out of Iraq, who knows?
I do think he can't do any worse than what is being done now, and I don't think the middle-east will deal with a woman; a person of color would be an asset there too.
I just think it would be "neat" to have a president that can give a speech - THAT we haven't had for a long time!!
Mikie

Oak Harbor, WA

#23 Apr 6, 2007
He's distancing himself from the Bush administration ? Now why would he do that ?
Stinger

United States

#24 Apr 6, 2007
Greg wrote:
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Well Doc, maybe not being around the
political machine very long is a good thing, maybe a little less corruption - who knows?
I think Obama's main skill at this point is the ability to communicate
to people in a positive way. I know when he made his speech at the Democrat convention I hadn't been so inspired, WOW, I felt like standing up and cheering. Now, in my middle
years, I've become a cynic of politicians on both sides of the aisle. I think Bush is the worst president in history but I think Clinton was a close second. What positive things have either one of them done for our country? This is
why maybe somone like Obama, who seems to have the aura of a JFK-like
leader can if anything bring our country together, maybe we can feel good about ourselves again? Now if he has the ability of another FDR to pull this country out of it's economic problems, I don't know?
Can he get us out of Iraq, who knows?
I do think he can't do any worse than what is being done now, and I don't think the middle-east will deal with a woman; a person of color would be an asset there too.
I just think it would be "neat" to have a president that can give a speech - THAT we haven't had for a long time!!
Thanks for the response.

I'll start by saying that I do think Bush's communication skills have been lacking (and that's being generous). That is highly unfortunate given the importance of defeating radical Islamic terrorism. Failure could literally have life or death consequences for thousands of our citizens and given the longevity of this battle it is crucial that we have everyone on board regardless of political affiliation.
I will not deny that Obama has sharp communication skills, but being a great public speaker alone hardly qualifies one to be President. Most of his speeches that knock the socks off of his supporters offer few specific positions on policy and stick to a generic message of "hope." What few public stances (statements or Senate votes) he has taken on the war on terror is enough to disqualify him in my mind, but everyone has to make their own decision.
If I was a Democrat, and God knows I'm not, I would be supporting Richardson because he is a Governor and Governors actually have executive experience rather than simply casting votes and bloviating like some windbag Senator (R or D). That's why at this stage, Romney's got my support although I wouldn't have a problem with Rudy.

AFA the FDR comparison, first unemployment when he took office was over 30% and remained in the high teens until the war. Unemployment today is around 4-5%, so we're hardly in dire economic times. Second, it amazes me to hear Dems today praise FDR. After all, he cracked down on civil liberties during the war, imprisoned Japanese Americans for no reason, had us in a "quagmire" in Europe, and refused to admit any mistakes or apologize, which we all know is very important for Presidents to do.
whatever

Liberty, ME

#25 Apr 6, 2007
If Mitt can put up with Kennedy and kerry than he can stand up to anybody in DC.
A little scared

Seattle, WA

#26 Jun 7, 2007
Romney really is just like Bush. Whatromneybelieves.com demonstrates why. I am little scared.
Theo

Germany

#27 Jan 12, 2012
Romney is just like second Bush, there is no distance and NO differences and it will be the same policy.
Theo

Germany

#28 Jan 12, 2012
A little scared wrote:
Romney really is just like Bush. Whatromneybelieves.com demonstrates why. I am little scared.
He is just like bush and the only normal candidate among all these republicans is Ron Paul and it should be following way- the best candidates should get nomination and not just like till now the worst candidate get nomination. Everything is dependent on electorate, but it must be people in your country who will open eyes of this electorate. If there are very simple people by you, it must be explained to them, what consequences will be: POVERTY, COLLAPS OF YOUR COUNTRY, it cannot be that crowd of milions ( about 300 000 citizens live in your country) vote for candidate just like this romney is, who will take care of interests of 0,01 % of criminals. Only Ron Paul is solution and hope for you, you have presently no better candidates in republican party. And it gets about voting for this man, because it will bring profits for nation for these at least more than 200 mln of people and not for 10 persons.

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