Opinion: Why Mitt Romney is losing

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Editor's note: Reihan Salam, a CNN contributor, is a columnist for The Daily; a writer for the National Review's "The Agenda" blog; a policy advisor for e21, a nonpartisan economic research group; and co-author of "Grand New Party: How Conservatives Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream." New York -- Mitt Romney spent weeks battling ... (more)
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“hillary's reset button”

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Those polls suck.

Reaganesque landslide coming soon.

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Because Romney is really an opportunistic flip flopper and the public sees that, while Kerry was just caught up in a technicality. Romney's business experience is really just about being opportunistic too, never building from scratch. Romney is opportunistic like a raccoon. Romney the raccoon.
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everybody of all polital stripes can see that he is a phony. Time to get rid of the obstructionist teabaggers in congress, tell the racists, polluters and super rich that the game is over, and unite behind our fine president. America is great, let it happen.

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Romney is a successful businessman because his daddy gave him money. Period.

Romney was successful running the Olympics because
he got a 1 billion dollar grant from the Government.

Anyone who believes he built anything from the ground up is an idiot.

He's not a likable guy. No one likes him other than his family, his Mormon cult of freaks and a few of his business associates whom he made rich.
America has had him forced down our throats for months and the verdict is in: We don't like him, we don't trust him, we won't vote for him.
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“Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable; he might damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate… Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis…”
~George Will, blasting Romney’s flip flopping, Washington Post, October 2011

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Because wrote:
everybody of all polital stripes can see that he is a phony. Time to get rid of the obstructionist teabaggers in congress, tell the racists, polluters and super rich that the game is over, and unite behind our fine president. America is great, let it happen.
Republicans don't believe America is great. ACcording to them and their candidate, Romney, we are doing horribly. We don't have jobs. We have high gas prices. We are all homosexuals or whores or free loaders.
Republicans don't like Americans at all and think we are doomed.

Sure am glad our founding fathers weren't such pansies and liars.
We would have never become the greatest country in the world.
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because he is corrupt liar and puppet of establishment and he will be worse than this Obama, it is clear.
The only real republican choice and hope is Ron Paul. This guy would be good president of USA.
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Both of them are clowns of the highest order and we have not had a good president for too long now.Bush was horrible and he allowed for Obama to win in a land slide .Romney has to run against Obama and Bush and that is a tall order to ask.We now know Obama is in way over his head and there is a chance Romney might win but I do not see it right now.There are To many people in this country who want the free lunch and are not willing to right this ship from the debt disaster headed our way.Both parties have abdicated there responsibility and that is a fact.Cheney said and I quote ,(deficits do not matter ) and boy did he mean it.Both parties are up to there necks in the cause of almost all the problems and some people are waking up and realizing this and only the weak are still being mislead by both sides.

The liberals are much better at the mud slinging but there is a price to pay for that also.Look for a water shed within the next 10 or 12 years to really throw all the bums out and start from scratch.The United States was born in the thirteen colonies and that is where it will return to its roots again.People who do not live in NY State have no idea what taxes are like until you live here.

Property and school tax on a home assessed at 145 k are 6 thousand a year .That is 500 a month ,on top of 8.25 sales tax along with every sur tax imaginable on phone bills ,utilities ,gasoline and on and on and on.This is to pay for fireman who retire after 20 years with full medical and pensions that can be as high as 60,000 a year ,oh and they pay no state tax on their pensions.

Reagan was great ,the senior bush was ok because he had the sense to listen to James Baker ,Clinton might have been a womanizer but he and Gingrich made some good deals that allowed our country to Boom..Then came Bush the disaster ,big spender ,foolish foreign policy that has bankrupted our country and unleashed a force in the middle east that had destabilized countries and forced us to pay more for oil.With his foolish policies he handed the presidency to Obama who is a socialist and is hell bent on giving the government as much power as it can get. We are on the verge of losing our liberties and our rights and that is a fact and both parties especially in the last 12 years have allowed this to happen.
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THE QUALITY of those running for and in politics is in direct proportion to the CORRUPTION OF GOVERNMENT,OVER ABBUNDANCE OF AMBIGIOUS LAWS,POLITICAL POWER GRABBING BY EVERY BRANCH,EVERY GROUP,EVERY OVERSIGHT AND EVERY ME ME ME SEGMENT OF SOCIETY.,TRYING TO BE ALL THINGS TO EVERY GROUPS AGENDA AND A POPULATION OF OVERTAXED UNDER ACHIEVERS,WHERE MOVING THE MONEY IN AND OUT OF THE POPULATION has most people scrambling for the american dream ,that ends up a social political,financial and judicial nightmare.
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Yeah thats about right.And the bottom line is I see very little difference between them especially the second Bush.He was a fiscal ,and foreign policy disaster of epic proportions.

And can you believe Rush still gets away with his BS.He fully supported Bush and never said a word to repute that fool we had in office.And now he wants to be a voice for conservatives.Too late drug addict Rush,your a stooge for the GOP and especially the Bushes,
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The real story is the gop represents losers....birthers, baggers, amnesiacs, evantalibanicals, two-faced christians and now, mor(m)ons.
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Willard is a robot. Grover Norquist said he just needs his five fingers. Americans hate fascism, and that is exactly what the repuglyCons represent.
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The problem I have with Mit Romney is that he don't want to talk about or take a position on any of the social issues. I understand he came out supporting GAYSSS in the Boy Scouts. If that is correct, then As a Christian, I don't see much difference in the two. Remember Huckabee's Utube about Chick-fil-A had 20 millian hits in one day supporting Mr Cathy's stance. The Gays are less than .1 % of the population and he ignores the other 99.9%. It seems that this country is now run by the few loudest and not the silent majority.If he comes out and supports them, then I guess I will just not vote. It took a lot of proding to get him to state his stance on the 2nd amendment. I still haven't found his stance on the issue of queer marriage.
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mjjcpa wrote:
Those polls suck. Reaganesque landslide coming soon. Obama Personally Briefed on Troubled $OLYNDRA Program, Documents Show...Elizabeth Warren's daughter working get-out-the-welfare vote campaign in Mass...Deli Owner to Obama: Take My Storefront Out of Your Ad...ROMNEY:'What happened to a campaign of hope and change'? GOLDMAN, GE Employees Switch to Romney...Coal Miners' Union Sits Out Presidential CANCER AD EXCUSE GROWS MESSY
Reagan stood for something -- he was not just the anti-Carter. Perhaps the economy will get bad enough that Romney will win, but he is playing with fire if continues to avoid making a positive case for how he will be a better president than Obama -- AND BUSH.
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Romney’s new ad prominently pictures the last Catholic
Pope, Pope John Paul II, and quotes the Pope as saying
“Be not Afraid”.
Perhaps you’re trying to rally the troops Mitt.
(and garner some posthumous endorsements?)
.....BUT you probably don’t realize that.
the Pope was merely quoting Jesus Christ.
Dear Mitt, it was ALSO Jesus Christ who said:
“I tell you the truth,it is hard for a rich man
to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you,
it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”.
Hey Mitt, aren’t you kinda glad you’re NOT a Christian?
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stanhaz wrote:
Romney’s new ad prominently pictures the last Catholic
Pope, Pope John Paul II, and quotes the Pope as saying
“Be not Afraid”.
Perhaps you’re trying to rally the troops Mitt.
(and garner some posthumous endorsements?)
.....BUT you probably don’t realize that.
the Pope was merely quoting Jesus Christ.
Dear Mitt, it was ALSO Jesus Christ who said:
“I tell you the truth,it is hard for a rich man
to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you,
it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”.
Hey Mitt, aren’t you kinda glad you’re NOT a Christian?
NOT EVEN CLOSE.
You shooting for the meekest in the world award? You certainly have the brain for it. Just get some food stamps abd you're in.
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because Romney is liar, he is evidently corrupt, he is pro-war monger and he will ruin USA. This guy is worse choice than Bush.
Ron Paul is real chocice, real American, who takes care of USA.
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Bjo wrote:
because Romney is liar, he is evidently corrupt, he is pro-war monger and he will ruin USA. This guy is worse choice than Bush.
Ron Paul is real chocice, real American, who takes care of USA.
Why exactly do you care? If you are from Sweden then I don't see why it much matters what you think of our elections or who is running in them.
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Romney is loosing because he is on defense! Obama is spewing lie after lie and Romney is trying to defend. Romney is going to have to go on offense! A series of "PinocchiObama" ads should do the trick. Easy work,if Obama's lipps are moving,He is telling a lie!!! He should start by correcting Obama's statement that Mitt wants to go back to the policies that "got us here in the first place". The financial colapse of 08 was a result of liberal policies,Dodd-Frank (Dems)forced banks to make millions of bad loans causing an artificial housing boom and subsequent financial disaster, when all the loans started defaulting at once! If Mitt starts here ,he will turn Oblamea's strategy upside down! If he shows PinnochiObama's nose growing everytime he lies, he will need a train to haul his nose on after a week!!!
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Obama is buying votes with taxpayer dollars and if he wins he will turn his back on all his promises! He will have his second term locked up and his next target will be the top job at the U.N.. Wise up now! He is a George Soros puppet, who cares only about world power!! He does not care about America!

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