GOP still frets about Romney's image

GOP still frets about Romney's image

There are 385 comments on the Politico story from Aug 28, 2012, titled GOP still frets about Romney's image. In it, Politico reports that:

Mitt Romney signaled in weekend interviews that he is brushing off advice that he attempt a public image makeover this week to make himself more likable and more connected to voters at the human level.

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JBH

Richmond, Canada

#1 Aug 28, 2012
>>>>>>++++++ ++**

Just ask yourselves--who do you want to be with?

Romney can cook you BBQ chicken, sit down by your side, pour a cup of coffee and give a pizza to talk with you--perhaps tell a joke to have a laugh--not always about Obama though, than Obama busy watching a basketball game while wanting to kiss a wife, instead of having a chat with you?

Would you want to be with a great a man Romney who is a leader responsible for all good policies, than a distortion artist Obama of a poor image--as is run by teleprompter, while not being able to give valid answers?

*********+<<<<< <<<<<<< <<<

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#2 Aug 28, 2012
I think the democrats better worry about Obamaloney's deteriorating image more.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Aug 28, 2012
New York Times Editor's Parting Shot Admits To Paper's ...
In his final column for the New York Times, editor Arthur Brisbane publicly admits to the Liberal bias that prevails throughout the paper.
beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/0...

but i'm SURE politico is much fairer.
ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahaha.

i made a funny!

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#4 Aug 28, 2012
The GOP has a bad image, period. They scream about "less government" all while trying to control the personal lives of others. They are selfish, self-centered and care only about themselves. They absolutely cannot live and let live. They have to be in everyone's business, and tell others how to live.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#5 Aug 28, 2012
JBH wrote:
>>>>>>++++++ ++**
Just ask yourselves--who do you want to be with?
Romney can cook you BBQ chicken, sit down by your side, pour a cup of coffee and give a pizza to talk with you--perhaps tell a joke to have a laugh--not always about Obama though, than Obama busy watching a basketball game while wanting to kiss a wife, instead of having a chat with you?
Would you want to be with a great a man Romney who is a leader responsible for all good policies, than a distortion artist Obama of a poor image--as is run by teleprompter, while not being able to give valid answers?
*********+<<<<< <<<<<<< <<<
The only thing Romney would be talking to you about is how he can get your money out of your pocket.
Billy Ringo

United States

#7 Aug 28, 2012
There is absolutely nothing Willard (or as the Brits call him, Mitt The Twitt) can do to change his image.

He's a failed governor, failed presidential candidate, tax dodging, 1%.

Tough to change your image when you hang with clowns like Trumpty Dumpty.

Gravediggers

United States

#9 Aug 28, 2012
Stop talking about this crap and talk about what AMERICANS are interested in:

1. The ECONOMY
2. JOBS
3. DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN ENERGY
4. The HIGH COST OF GAS
5. The HIGH UNGODLY COST OF FOOD
Billy Ringo

United States

#10 Aug 28, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
Stop talking about this crap and talk about what AMERICANS are interested in:
1. The ECONOMY
2. JOBS
3. DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN ENERGY
4. The HIGH COST OF GAS
5. The HIGH UNGODLY COST OF FOOD
This thread is about Willard's image. Take a look at the title.

Stop spamming the board !!!!!!!!!!
Dorian

East Weymouth, MA

#11 Aug 28, 2012
Romney will NEVER change...he is incapable of doing so....plus he doesn't want to....is quite pleased with his little ole self centered persona. His rhetoric will be tweaked from time to time....but Mitt will go on telling everyone what they want to hear...with his pants on fire! He is a weak, narcissistic man, never a man of the people!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#12 Aug 28, 2012
Dorian wrote:
Romney will NEVER change...he is incapable of doing so....plus he doesn't want to....is quite pleased with his little ole self centered persona. His rhetoric will be tweaked from time to time....but Mitt will go on telling everyone what they want to hear...with his pants on fire! He is a weak, narcissistic man, never a man of the people!
Did you take lying in college?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#13 Aug 28, 2012
Chairman Obamaloney has the image problem. AND "he DID do that". To himself.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#14 Aug 28, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Did you take lying in college?
can't we ALL have our college records and every other record sealed?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#15 Aug 28, 2012
Making Mitt Romney human
August 27, 2012

Mitt Romney has been the blank space at the center of the presidential campaign.

He’s a private man who’s hard to get to know. He seems as uncomfortable talking about himself — and especially bragging about himself — as a politician can be and still run for national office.

During the primaries, he said he made money,“but not very much,” giving speeches. His detractors jumped: Only someone as filthy rich as Mitt Romney could think $375,000 over a period of a year was “not very much.” But the phrase had as much to do with Romney’s instinctive MODESTY.

The Obama campaign has diligently worked to fill in the blanks left by Romney’s reticence. The result is the perverse spectacle of a CAMPAIGN OF PERSONAL DESTRUCTION AGAINST A MAN OF THE HIGHEST PERSONAL CHARACTER.

Of all the tasks for the Romney campaign at this week’s Republican convention, burnishing the personal image of the candidate should be the easiest. He is a man utterly committed to his family and his faith, whose life is studded with acts of devotion and GENEROSITY.

His foremost character witness will be his wife, Ann. The two of them have a great love story. As related by the biography by two Boston Globe reporters,“The Real Romney,” Mitt fell in love with Ann practically at first sight.

Attending nearby prep schools in Michigan, they went to see “The Sound of Music” on their first date. He first asked her to marry him after they had gone to prom together and she was just 16.

When he went off to college at Stanford, he snuck back to Michigan on weekends to see Ann over the objections of his father, who worried about his grades. At one point, he sold off some of his clothes to buy a ticket see her. Off in France as a missionary, he worried constantly that she would meet someone else.

When they were married and had their boys, the cardinal rule was that the kids could never disrespect their mother. For all the energy Romney poured into his career, he never brought work home. He didn’t socialize with colleagues, so he wouldn’t lose time with his family.

When Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 1990s, Mitt was “the most pained and afraid I had ever seen him,” a former colleague told The New York Times. He dove into making her better, becoming a “mini expert” in the disease.

Romney’s emphasis on family is grounded in his Mormonism. He has been A LEADER in the church since he was a young man. He has given not just his money but his time and energy. He lived his faith.

“The Real Romney” is filled with stories of Romney’s QUIET ACTS OF KINDNESS. When two sons of a Boston-area Mormon family were seriously injured in a car accident, Mitt and Ann personally delivered gifts to them on Christmas Eve, and Mitt offered to pay for their college.

When a neighbor’s 12-year-old son died, Romney ORGANIZED the effort to build a playground in his name and then led the cleanup crew to maintain it. When a neighbor’s house caught on fire, he organized neighbors to run in and save his belongings.

Mitt Romney is literally a GOOD NEIGHBOR. Of course, personal character isn’t everything, or Bill Clinton never would have been elected president. The real trick for the Romney campaign is to connect the candidate’s personal qualities — the can-do optimism and Boy Scout’s character — to his program.

Romney has been especially hesitant about talking about his faith, which is still anathema to some. But he shouldn’t be shy.

We will come to know Mitt Romney regardless. It will either be the distorted picture of a monster out of the world of private equity, or something closer to the TRUTH, a man with a deep wellspring of PERSONAL DECENCY who can be trusted with the highest office in the land.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Aug 28, 2012
I just don't get this argument, seems to me Romney's image is just fine. He's smart, he's a person that takes care of things, gets things done, he's faithful to his wife, he's a good husband, father and grandfather. He has a PLAN to get America out of the hole we are in and, oh yeah, he's rich. You know, we don't need to want to be best buddies with a president, we NEED a president that can get the job done, that can restore American to sounder footings, a president that understands the meaning of the word "Compromise" and working together. That's Romney. What more do you need to know? If you are having brain surgery, who do you want to do it, your best buddy or the most accomplished brain surgeon you can find? I'll go with the best and celebrate my recovery with the best buddy later.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Aug 28, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
The GOP has a bad image, period. They scream about "less government" all while trying to control the personal lives of others. They are selfish, self-centered and care only about themselves. They absolutely cannot live and let live. They have to be in everyone's business, and tell others how to live.
LOL - coming on and giving yourself lots of good icon's? You have just described the Democrat Party, the party of the nanny state, the party of "Julia", cradle to grave government control. You really need to stop listening to the DNC talking points, they lie to you.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#18 Aug 28, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
There is absolutely nothing Willard (or as the Brits call him, Mitt The Twitt) can do to change his image.
He's a failed governor, failed presidential candidate, tax dodging, 1%.
Tough to change your image when you hang with clowns like Trumpty Dumpty.
The difference between Mitt and Obama is Mitt is a professional and Obama is a Chicago THUG. Talk about hanging with people Obama hangs with THUGS,(Ayers, and the other crooks that got his home in Chicago and the list goes on). The thing with Obama is he will throw his friends under the bus when things get hot. Look at what he done to Rev Wright. You know the man he loved so much.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#19 Aug 28, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
I just don't get this argument, seems to me Romney's image is just fine. He's smart, he's a person that takes care of things, gets things done, he's faithful to his wife, he's a good husband, father and grandfather. He has a PLAN to get America out of the hole we are in and, oh yeah, he's rich. You know, we don't need to want to be best buddies with a president, we NEED a president that can get the job done, that can restore American to sounder footings, a president that understands the meaning of the word "Compromise" and working together. That's Romney. What more do you need to know? If you are having brain surgery, who do you want to do it, your best buddy or the most accomplished brain surgeon you can find? I'll go with the best and celebrate my recovery with the best buddy later.
I agree with you - we do not need a rock star like Obama is playing we need someone that will get America back on track and not made into a third world country. We also do not need any more freedowm taken away - now we are being told what to eat.

Since: Nov 08

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#20 Aug 28, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
The GOP has a bad image, period. They scream about "less government" all while trying to control the personal lives of others. They are selfish, self-centered and care only about themselves. They absolutely cannot live and let live. They have to be in everyone's business, and tell others how to live.
Let's cut the bullchit. Prove republicans want to control anything in our lives.....sheeeeesh you loons are getting desperate.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#21 Aug 28, 2012
Dorian wrote:
Romney will NEVER change...he is incapable of doing so....plus he doesn't want to....is quite pleased with his little ole self centered persona. His rhetoric will be tweaked from time to time....but Mitt will go on telling everyone what they want to hear...with his pants on fire! He is a weak, narcissistic man, never a man of the people!
• Obama declares state of emergency in Louisiana ahead of Isaac …….after the Republican does and while those in Joplin and wild fire victims in Oklahoma are still waiting for FEMA to do their jobs. But of course they aren't chocolate cities.
Roger Edgar

AOL

#22 Aug 28, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
The GOP has a bad image, period. They scream about "less government" all while trying to control the personal lives of others. They are selfish, self-centered and care only about themselves. They absolutely cannot live and let live. They have to be in everyone's business, and tell others how to live.
You are correct. The Obama Pelosians astonishingly "selfish, self-centered" actions have redefined the Democratic Party as the most intolerant, least flexible, most self aggrandizing, Elitiest Thugs in American politics.

The Pelosi Progressive's obsession with "telling everyone how to live" could not be more UnAmerican.
The Demonic campaign of vile personal attacks run by Team Obama degrades and devalues us all.

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