Jan 15 2012

Cringe-Worthy Effort By Romney To Buy Votes

Published by at 11:52 am under All General Discussions

Romney keeps plowing forward with his silver-spoon, blue blooded bumbling. His Highnessness (yes, that one is deliberate) has taken pity on one of the lesser types:

Amid shaking hands and signing campaign posters, Mitt Romney did something he has never done before on the ropeline: He took out his wallet and handed a wad of cash to a woman waiting to shake his hand.

Ugh. Are we now left with Daddy Warbucks as our solution to big government? Is this not the most crass political stunt you’ve ever had to digest?

According to Williams, she followed the campaign bus to the Columbia airport on Wednesday, the same day Romney was arriving from New Hampshire. When Romney wasn’t on the bus, aides told her to go to the rally scheduled in Columbia later that day. When she showed up, Romney found her to say hello and pulled over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to say “hello” too.

In other words, tipped by his political handlers Romney tried to put on a little skit showing how the rich can help the poor with a hand out. Pathetic. What she needs is a good job.

This is turning out to be one of the worst election cycles in memory. The GOP seems hell-bent on promoting Wall Street over Main Street – which is of course just as much out of favor as Big Government.

So we have a choice in 2012??? Not from what I can see. We have the anti-contraceptive, insecure around gay coulples Santorum. We have Newt the self-imploding Nuke. And we have Paul, playing your crazy old uncle who would surrender to the smallest island nation in a guilt ridden panic (does he have French ancesters?).

Lord save us.

47 responses so far

47 Responses to “Cringe-Worthy Effort By Romney To Buy Votes”

  1. Redteam says:

    Layman, true and there is also a lot of ABRDS (anybody but Romney Derangement Syndrome). That is every bit as serious an ailment as the one you mentioned. As i said, if Romney is so great, why is he so hard to sell? I will definitely vote for Romney if he is the nominee.
    I see absolutely nothing wrong with what Romney did in the money thing (the only exception, IMHO, is if it was a ‘set up’ deal.)
    I personally have given a needy person money (to pay their heating bill) and I’m not a politician.
    I wish Sarah Palin had run, nope on another Bush(especially one for amnesty), Christie would have been better than Romney, on and on…
    the Newt Pac guy is nuts about that Bain deal, why put out all that erroneous info? A lie is a lie, no matter who tells it. I am very familiar with the Georgetown Steel deal and believe me, the GS employees were very happy when Bain came along and bailed them out. The Unions killed GS, just as it did most other Steel companies.

    WWS. you left out a couple of stages in the decision process.
    1.) Find a good candidate
    2.) Decide there isn’t such a thing
    3.) Denial (that Romney is the best we can do)
    4) Anger(that we have to have a left-center moderate)
    5) Bargaining
    6) Depression
    7) Acceptance(that almost any one is better than obama)

    and getting to step 7 quicker is not going to make s**t taste any better.

  2. jan says:


    I think why Obama is not selling so well to a number of people is because of their flawed thinking in the first item on your list of seven above. So many people are not just looking for a ‘good’ candidate, they want a ‘perfect’ one.

  3. Redteam says:

    but it looks might we might have to settle for mediocre minus. that’s the problem.

  4. lurker9876 says:

    I understand that many Christians have issues with Romney’s religion but I, as a Christian, do not and I think these Christians need to get past the religion test like we did with JFK.

    Jan, and they never found a ‘perfect’ candidate in Obama, didn’t they? And they won’t find one in Romney, Paul, or Santorum. I do know that I will be complaining about the next president – demonstrating my disappointment with him.

    I read today about a Romney-Santorum ticket. Weird. Might work….

    The Team Obama is what scares me as they come out with lies to smear the Republican candidates and many Americans still believe in them?

    The Kiplinger letter tells me that Kiplinger writers truly believe that Obama will get re-elected. And that’s based on inside information. What? Are the folks inside Beltway 8 so delusional?

    And my husband and I talked to a lady that represents FairTax this past weekend. She indicated to us that on her travels to WDC in the last few months, she notices the fear in the politicians’ face, body language, and comments.

  5. Redteam says:

    Mormons are Christians. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

  6. jan says:


    I’ve thought about a Romney/Santorum ticket too. However, I would personally have more excitement over someone like Rubio or Allen West as a VP. The latter, in particular would bring foreign affairs and military experience to the ticket.

    The prediction, though, that Obama will be reelected is a common feeling among quite a few pundits and others. It makes me uneasy when I hear such comments….

  7. WWS says:

    All Santorum brings with him is the social cons, and they’re not voting for Obama no matter what. A good VP pick brings in some demographic or region that the top pick is lacking in.

    Like how Joe Biden sealed up the senile idiot vote for Obama.

  8. Redteam says:

    Rubio is not a natural born citizen, only a native born one. He is very aware of that fact, don’t know why others aren’t.

    The pundits want obama to win, that’s why they are pushing him. The louder they screech the more desperate they sound. they’re the lame stream media, remember that. They are reaching near panic state with obama constantly trailing the Repubs in the polls. you don’t need to feel uneasy.

  9. crosspatch says:

    I would much rather have a capitalist in the White House than a socialist.

    I like how Romney turned around the Salt Lake winter Olympics from near disaster while at the same time running a campaign for governor. That project was headed for disaster. He truly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

    And I know just a little about Mormons (not a lot) as my late wife was from Utah and was raised Mormon as were her parents and siblings. One thing that is different is that they believe Christ also appeared to the Native Americans in addition to the people of the Middle East and is the source of the “Great Spirit” legend in some native cultures. They believe in God and in Jesus. Their church makeup is a little different than most others. Every man is potentially a priest provided he performs the required duties including performing as a missionary either foreign or domestic. The individual church is headed by a bishop (rather than a priest).

    Those guys riding around on bikes in the shirt and tie going door to door are performing their mission. I always invite them in if I’m not busy, listen to their story and send them on their way. I’m not going to convert but they are often good company for a chat if I have the time.

    One thing recently, when I was in Utah a family member was out of work and the lady who runs the local relief society mentioned that if any help with anything was needed to please give her a call. My family member expressed being unworthy as church attendance had been “spotty” at best. The lady said that help wasn’t allocated on the basis of who was in church the most, it was who in the community needed it the most, Mormon or not. Mind you, this was a little tiny town in Southern Utah where the non-Mormans could probably be counted in the fingers of one hand, but the spirit was clear and refreshing and true to the Christian spirit.

    I have found members of the LDS church that I have known to generally be fine people and other than the missionaries, have never been hounded to convert. In fact, I was in a city in Utah watching the Christmas parade one year (Cedar City) and the dedication for the parade was given by the Episcopal bishop of the local diocese. So there are churches of all sorts there and they respect one another. The people I find who are most put off by Mormons tend to be people from the Eastern US who probably haven’t had much exposure to the religion and only know from idle gossip among each other. I know I had a lot of weird ideas about them before I moved out West and married one.

    If you can get past the pantry full of lime Jell-O and the wheat grinder, the rest is a breeze!

  10. MerlinOS2 says:

    If Romney wins the nomination my guess is he will pick Gov McDonnell of Va to be his VP.

  11. WWS says:

    McConnell is popular in VA but nobody in the rest of the country has heard of him. No geographic balance to the ticket. I know it will shock those who live around DC to hear this, but for those of us in flyover country, you’re all up in yankeeland. (yes, even you north virginians)

    the Midwest is still the biggest battleground, someone from that region would be good, like Mitch Daniels. Too bad Pawlenty burned out so completely – it’s kind of like Cain, he woulda been great if deep down he woulda been somebody else.

    Ok, here’s an idea just to make the hair on the back of everyone’s neck stand up:

    Ron Paul for VP? If FDR could put a self proclaimed communist sympathizer on the ticket during WW2 (Henry Wallace), why not?

    (yeah, I know. Stalin was our “friend” then)

  12. lurker9876 says:

    While Stalin was our “friend” back then, Mussolini was a popular figure, which led to an embracement of fascism. Even Hollywood at that time…

    I’m familiar with McConnell. He’s very popular. He’s done well for his state. But I get the geographic and demographic issues in order to get more votes.

  13. jan says:

    I’m throwing a few more names into the VP suggestion box: Governor Susana Martinez, Condi Rice, Thune?

  14. DJStrata says:

    VA needs McDonnell to finish out his one and only term in VA. He is not the type to leave before the job is done. While he would be a great asset, I would rather see him move on to a position where he can actually accomplish something instead of just be a mouth piece. He has undone a lot of the Democrat crap from the past few governors. And he would be able to take his plans and implement them nationwide. But he would be better in the Congress where he can actually help make the changes.

  15. dbostan says:

    I read this morning an article that summarizes nicely exactly what I think and feel about Romney.
    The article is at:


  16. crosspatch says:

    I would put Ron Paul in charge of the EPA and when he was done there, move him to the Department of Education.

    The Obama administration really wants Romney to run because they want to play envy politics. They want to put the haves against the have-nots. Their game might fall flat, though, as the opening gambit was “Occupy Wall Street” which was supposed to generate a wave of anti-wealth sentiment in this country but nobody that mattered seemed to have bought into it.

  17. oneal lane says:

    It’s really sad. Here we are at the most dire time in the recent history of the Republic and Romney is the best we can do?

    We are the real patriots willing to put the country ahead of their own lives and run in spite of the dangers.

    I warned everyone the Republicans would run a clone of Bob Dole and John McCain “John Bob Mc Dole”

    Well I will hold my nose and vote, just like last time. I sure thought the Tea Party would come up with something. The “Pizza man” did not deliver!

  18. lurker9876 says:

    Siren going on at Drudgereport…civil war at ABC…network holding bombshell campaign interview…something to do with Obama? Heh?

  19. lurker9876 says:

    So Newt may be cain’ed by this weekend….

    Remember … borked? Swifted?

  20. kathie says:

    It is so cute how “Obama’s Secret Service” says nothing about Ayers, his Iranian friends, Rev Wright, etc., etc. but they are delighted to Bork Newt. How much did they pay the ex-wife, I wonder? Are long ago ex-wives relevant?