Romney Campaign Steps Up Its Stagecra...

Romney Campaign Steps Up Its Stagecraft in New Hampshire

There are 62 comments on the The New York Times story from Aug 20, 2012, titled Romney Campaign Steps Up Its Stagecraft in New Hampshire. In it, The New York Times reports that:

The stagecraft for the town hall-style event featuring Mitt Romney and Paul D. Ryan at Saint Anselm College Monday morning has been stepped up significantly, according to reporters who follow the campaign regularly.

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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Aug 20, 2012
Okay, you Tea Partiers, don't mess things up by asking about their TAX RETURNS and how they profited from TARP. Just TRUST them.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#3 Aug 20, 2012
GAS PRICES SET RECORD...

Poll: Not better off now than in 2008...
__________
SHOCK POLL: Romney beats Obama in Chicago suburbs...

Fact Check: Obama running against outdated version of Ryan Medicare plan... Desperate people do desperate things……the Titanic is approaching the iceberg.
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HALPERIN:'Media Very Susceptible to Doing What Obama Campaign Wants'...

NOONAN: If Biden Were Republican, Topic Would Be 'How Stupid Is This Person?'

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 20, 2012
Whine, whine, whine, all the lemming progressives can do is whine about Romney's tax returns. If the IRS hasn't had a problem, we don't have a problem. The lemmings just want something to poke at rather than discuss the issues. I saw the town hall meeting, it was very good, stuck to the important issues and stayed away from personal attacks.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#5 Aug 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Okay, you Tea Partiers, don't mess things up by asking about their TAX RETURNS and how they profited from TARP. Just TRUST them.
Attention sense less!!! I can see you've got a serious case of the assaches over Romney's Wealth, Religion and last but not least his Tax Returns...obviously two years is not enough to suit your demanding mealy mouth marxist behind.
When you've got something as filthy and despicable as obama's long time mentor and close associate bill ayers then you might have something to wave around. Until that happens you can GFY.

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Aug 20, 2012
GAS PRICES SET RECORD...

Poll: Not better off now than in 2008...
__________
SHOCK POLL: Romney beats Obama in Chicago suburbs...

Fact Check: Obama running against outdated version of Ryan Medicare plan... Desperate people do desperate things……the Titanic is approaching the iceberg.
Cat74

United States

#7 Aug 20, 2012
No way Obama loses Illinois. They will have more votes in Cook County then they have people.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#8 Aug 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Okay, you Tea Partiers, don't mess things up by asking about their TAX RETURNS and how they profited from TARP. Just TRUST them.




1. How Did Tim Geithner get away with Being a TAX CHEATER running the IRS?

2. How did Tim Geithner somehow Miss the entire Financial Crisis on HIS WATCH running the New York Federal Reserve?

3. Why did the Incompetent Barack Obama hire the Incompetent Tim Geithner?

4. How did Barack Obama's Wall Street Cronies PROFIT from Obama & Geithner's TARP?

5. WHY did Obama refuse to Prosecute ANY Wall Street crooks for the largest Financial Fraud in US History?




Osama Obama

Greencastle, PA

#9 Aug 20, 2012
Obama said at press conference,he [Romney] should release more taxes because[now get this]When you are running for POTUS your life is an open book.HaHaHa, even though his book is under seal I guess.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#10 Aug 20, 2012



Arrogant Stagecraft: Obama's Greek Tragedy


By Victor Davis Hanson

Do you remember candidate Barack Obama offering his hope-and-change platitudes in front of the fake Greek columns during the Democratic convention? Or earlier pontificating at the Victory Monument in Berlin?

Why didn't an old cigar-chomping Democratic pro take him aside and warn him about offending Nemesis? She is the dreaded goddess who brings divine retribution in ironic fashion to overweening arrogance.

Or maybe a friend could have whispered to Senator Obama to tone it down when he was merciless in damning the Bush administration for its supposedly slow response to Hurricane Katrina.

Obama railed that Bush showed "unconscionable ineptitude." Obama further charged that Bush's response was "achingly slow," a result of "passive indifference," and that his team was rife with "corruption and cronyism."

Those adjectives now apply to Obama himself, as he seems lost amid his own disaster -- eerily in about the same Gulf environs. Adding insult to injury, a recent poll revealed that Louisiana residents thought Bush had done a better job with Katrina than Obama has with BP.

Couldn't one of Obama's many handlers have warned him to ignore the media's tingling-leg gaga worship, or their nonsense that Obama is "a god"?

Didn't Team Obama ever suspect that such an unhinged press, in the manner of a Greek chorus, could just as easily sour on their prophet once his poll ratings fell as quickly as they had soared?

Couldn't David Axelrod or Rahm Emanuel have admonished their candidate to cut out the creepy stuff about himself and his throng being "the ones we've been waiting for"?

Why was there a need for all that megalomaniac hocus-pocus about slowing the "rise of the oceans" and healing the planet? Sure enough, Nemesis ensured that instead of Lord Poseidon lowering the seas, Obama is now a smoky Hephaestus fouling them up.

Did the Nobel Committee members really think they were doing their postnational, postracial heartthrob any good by giving him a peace prize without any record of foreign-policy accomplishment?

Didn't his Scandinavian admirers grasp that prophets suffer the wages of hypocrisy far more readily than mere mortals when things go badly, as they inevitably do? Jay Leno is now more likely to use the phrase "Nobel Laureate Obama" than a serious diplomat.

For nearly two years, senator, candidate and freshman President Obama ridiculed his predecessor -- as if running the United States were as easy a job as community organizing, serving a couple of years in the Senate or campaigning for president.

But now the once-enthralled electorate is starting to tire of the hope-and-change platitudes, and even of the easy blame-gaming of his predecessor, mostly because almost everything Obama once demagogued in weird fashion is coming back to haunt him.

Obama has become Bush.


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/201...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#11 Aug 20, 2012
Stagecraft?


Obama easily damned everything from Guantanamo Bay to Predator drone attacks in Afghanistan to the war in Iraq, only to adopt those policies and more from Bush.

He sermonized about the morals of a corrupt Republican Congress, only to keep quiet about earmarks, lobbyists and the sins of Democratic cronies such as Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Charles Rangel.

Deficits were once supposed proof of Bush's out-of-control spending. What does far greater red ink say about Obama?


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/201...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#12 Aug 20, 2012


The Obama stagecraft tragedy



And remember the Obama comment about an arrogant Bush turning off our allies? Why, then, does an aloof Obama seem to alienate them even more?

The reality of Barack Obama is that he was an inexperienced community organizer with an undistinguished record as a Senate newcomer. A perfect storm of popular anger at eight years of George Bush, a lackluster John McCain campaign, Obama's landmark candidacy as an African-American, a disingenuous campaign promising centrist and bipartisan governance, and the financial meltdown in 2008 got the relatively untried and unknown Obama elected.

Most mortals in Obama's position would have treaded lightly. They would have kept promises, steered a moderate course and listened more than lectured until they won over the public with concrete achievement.

But headstrong tragic figures do not do that. They neither welcome in critics nor would listen to them if they did. They impute their unforeseen temporary success to their own brilliance -- and expect it to continue forever. So would-be gods set themselves up for a fall far harder than what happens to the rest of us.

That's about where we are now, with our president playing a character right out of Greek tragedy, who, true to form, is railing about the unfairness of it all.


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/201...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#13 Aug 20, 2012


"Mitt Romeny has a Sterling business career and we ought not try to claim this job is good while this other is somehow bad. They're all good American Jobs. That's what the presidential candidates should be talking about. You Record and your vision."

- Bill Clinton

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Washington, DC

#14 Aug 20, 2012

Romney: No Greek Columns for Obama This Time Around

By Sarah Huisenga
Updated: April 18, 2012


CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Though the Democratic National Convention is more than four months away, Mitt Romney on Wednesday made a campaign stop directly across the street from the football stadium where President Obama is expected to deliver his acceptance speech for the nomination, and offered a blistering assessment of the president’s first term.

“I want to give you some thoughts about what’s going to happen there -- a bit of a preview, if you will,” Romney said. He predicted that when the president speaks here in early September, he will not reprise his acceptance speech of 2008 because he has not lived up to his promises. Although a rainstorm robbed the former Massachusetts governor of the perfect backdrop, one with the Charlotte stadium squarely behind him, he went through several points from Obama’s speech four years ago.

“He said you measure progress by,‘how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage,’” Romney said.“Now, what you won’t hear at that convention is that for the last 38 months, unemployment has been above 8 percent, that we’ve had 24 million Americans that are out of work, stopped looking for work, or underemployed.”

Romney ticked off a number of statistics that he says have gotten worse under Obama -- declining home ownership, increased federal debt, rising costs in the Medicare and Social Security programs.“Virtually nothing the president has done -- including his stimulus, which protected the government but did not encourage the private sector -- virtually nothing he has done has made it more likely for people to get jobs,” Romney said.

In a line that got a laugh from the audience, Romney predicted that the president’s reelection committee will have to change some of the visual aspects of his second acceptance speech as well.“One thing I am convinced that you are not going to see at the Democratic Convention -- you are not going to see President Obama standing alongside Greek columns," he said. "He is not going to want to remind anybody of Greece”-- a country deeply in debt.

“With trillion-dollar deficits each of the years he has been in office, with forecasts of huge deficits down the road, this is a president who is putting in peril our economic future,” Romney added.


The backdrop to Obama’s 2008 speech, where several large columns rose behind him, was often described as a Greek temple.




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Osama Obama

Greencastle, PA

#15 Aug 20, 2012
He also said Bush was unpatriotic for adding 3 trillion to the National Debt. HaHaHaHaHa I think I just pissed myself laughing,gotta run to the bathr

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#16 Aug 20, 2012
Obamaloneynose is going down.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#17 Aug 20, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Romney: No Greek Columns for Obama This Time Around
By Sarah Huisenga
Updated: April 18, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Though the Democratic National Convention is more than four months away, Mitt Romney on Wednesday made a campaign stop directly across the street from the football stadium where President Obama is expected to deliver his acceptance speech for the nomination, and offered a blistering assessment of the president’s first term.
“I want to give you some thoughts about what’s going to happen there -- a bit of a preview, if you will,” Romney said. He predicted that when the president speaks here in early September, he will not reprise his acceptance speech of 2008 because he has not lived up to his promises. Although a rainstorm robbed the former Massachusetts governor of the perfect backdrop, one with the Charlotte stadium squarely behind him, he went through several points from Obama’s speech four years ago.
“He said you measure progress by,‘how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage,’” Romney said.“Now, what you won’t hear at that convention is that for the last 38 months, unemployment has been above 8 percent, that we’ve had 24 million Americans that are out of work, stopped looking for work, or underemployed.”
Romney ticked off a number of statistics that he says have gotten worse under Obama -- declining home ownership, increased federal debt, rising costs in the Medicare and Social Security programs.“Virtually nothing the president has done -- including his stimulus, which protected the government but did not encourage the private sector -- virtually nothing he has done has made it more likely for people to get jobs,” Romney said.
In a line that got a laugh from the audience, Romney predicted that the president’s reelection committee will have to change some of the visual aspects of his second acceptance speech as well.“One thing I am convinced that you are not going to see at the Democratic Convention -- you are not going to see President Obama standing alongside Greek columns," he said. "He is not going to want to remind anybody of Greece”-- a country deeply in debt.
“With trillion-dollar deficits each of the years he has been in office, with forecasts of huge deficits down the road, this is a president who is putting in peril our economic future,” Romney added.
The backdrop to Obama’s 2008 speech, where several large columns rose behind him, was often described as a Greek temple.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-president...
Take some Kaopectate. Your verbal diahrrea is setting new records.
Harr

Germany

#18 Aug 20, 2012
It is good republican politician there: Ron Paul. He should be president and he would be good president.
This Romney is hopeless, criminal worse than Bush.
Harr

Germany

#19 Aug 20, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Romney: No Greek Columns for Obama This Time Around
By Sarah Huisenga
Updated: April 18, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Though the Democratic National Convention is more than four months away, Mitt Romney on Wednesday made a campaign stop directly across the street from the football stadium where President Obama is expected to deliver his acceptance speech for the nomination, and offered a blistering assessment of the president’s first term.
“I want to give you some thoughts about what’s going to happen there -- a bit of a preview, if you will,” Romney said. He predicted that when the president speaks here in early September, he will not reprise his acceptance speech of 2008 because he has not lived up to his promises. Although a rainstorm robbed the former Massachusetts governor of the perfect backdrop, one with the Charlotte stadium squarely behind him, he went through several points from Obama’s speech four years ago.
“He said you measure progress by,‘how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage,’” Romney said.“Now, what you won’t hear at that convention is that for the last 38 months, unemployment has been above 8 percent, that we’ve had 24 million Americans that are out of work, stopped looking for work, or underemployed.”
Romney ticked off a number of statistics that he says have gotten worse under Obama -- declining home ownership, increased federal debt, rising costs in the Medicare and Social Security programs.“Virtually nothing the president has done -- including his stimulus, which protected the government but did not encourage the private sector -- virtually nothing he has done has made it more likely for people to get jobs,” Romney said.
In a line that got a laugh from the audience, Romney predicted that the president’s reelection committee will have to change some of the visual aspects of his second acceptance speech as well.“One thing I am convinced that you are not going to see at the Democratic Convention -- you are not going to see President Obama standing alongside Greek columns," he said. "He is not going to want to remind anybody of Greece”-- a country deeply in debt.
“With trillion-dollar deficits each of the years he has been in office, with forecasts of huge deficits down the road, this is a president who is putting in peril our economic future,” Romney added.
The backdrop to Obama’s 2008 speech, where several large columns rose behind him, was often described as a Greek temple.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-president...
Obama is not very good too. But Romney is really worse, he is really bad candidate, hypocrite, dishonest, corrupt, war-monger, he will bring nothing good there.
Ron Paul is really good candidate and he would be really good, great US president.
Aria

United States

#20 Aug 20, 2012
They didn't build that.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#21 Aug 20, 2012
Mormon Rich Money and Paul Ryan's "solution" is MORE tax cuts for the 1%. So let's see what the 1% has done with their tax savings for the past 12 years:

Why won’t the ex-governor Mormon Rich Money release his tax returns?

Is it because it will reveal he paid no taxes? Possibly or possibly not, but it’s a little more devious than that.

We may find out that during the recession when he was given the Bush era tax cuts to reinvest in the economy and grow it, he instead shipped those savings into offshore accounts while the economy shrank and the country suffered.

The purpose? Maybe to set up trust funds for his children and grandchildren and earn interest. To guarantee his clan future wealth. Definitely a smart thing to do.

BUT it hardly supports the purpose of the Bush tax cuts which were given to encourage the 1% so-called “job creators” to go out and reinvest their savings into the American people so that the wealth could “trickle down”.

What really ended up happening? The wealth remained trapped in the 1% and shipped overseas to guarantee the survival of their future generations, while the rest of us hard working American middle class were forced to suffer during the recession.

Why won’t the ex-governor Mormon Rich Money release his tax returns? It would reveal why he fights hard for the 1%.

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