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Eight Arguments You've Probably Heard Against Mitt Romney

DHE Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 7:33 AM
While I think that this was a fair analysis, it doesn't mean a hill of beans. Obama will win if more voters think he is on their "side" than don't. Part of that is people who are don't want to be cut off from getting what they can through government from their fellow citizens and/or who believe that a more equal financial outcome should be legally coerced. But, liberals will vote for him anyway. However, also beneficial to Obama is the right's own personal attacks on him and their position of religious preference, particularly against gays, atheists and American Muslims. That hurts Romney with independents, who are key, even though he concentrates on the economy.
S211 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 10:17 AM
Pro traditional family is NOT against anything despite your assertions.
Horribilus Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 7:47 AM
I generally agree with your statement DHE but I think people can be educated.
DHE Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 7:51 AM
I hope so. But, Ron Paul was unable to do so. I don't think Romney is a very good communicator, at least not yet, though he ended up a pretty fair political debater. Ryan is very bright and articulate. He understands the economy. But can he convince people who want to be given things that they will be better off if they are not? I don't know. Jack Kemp was a bright man too, and he couldn't do it.
8411c Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 7:57 AM
Apparently both of you believe the fuzzy math coming from a government who can't give you the true unemployment numbers and cannot seem to calculate a true rate of inflation by including food costs and the costs of energy.

Who does it benefit more to keep making the same claim that 49% of people are on the dole and 51% are not? Where do these numbers come from? And what does it say for anyone spouting these numbers who assumes that the questionable 49% are all going to vote for Obama? Has anyone asked, ever, how many on the dole WANT TO BE THERE? No, because the answer will skew the fuzzy math and scare the hell out of the Dems.

Have a little more faith in your countrymen. Quit looking to lay collective blame.
TH Poster Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 7:57 AM
Paul "educated" a LOT of people his politics, and especially his foreign policy, which is exactly he got NO PLACE in the primaries.
Joseph1009 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 8:11 AM
I hope you're right about people being educated, because when I talk to most people that are for, "Barry", I ask them why. They can't even give me an answer. I only get from them, "I think he's cool, I think he's better than Bush (they don't even know anything about W), etc. These people don't know zip about Barry’s agenda or politics, but they're still going to vote for him. Barry will win because of, "The Stupid Vote". It's sad.
DHE Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 8:56 AM
No idea what you are talking about with respect to my opinion, 8411c. But, addressing your point anyway, I do not need exact numbers to know that many people want something for nothing and a lot for little. I do have faith in my countrymen. I don't want Obama to win, but think he might, and I do not expect the world to end as so many on TH seem to think. However, I also believe that we will probably not right our economic wreck until there is a larger financial disaster.
DHE Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 9:08 AM
Those are not the answers I get from people, Joseph. What I understand is that they believe in his liberal philosophy; that it is fair to take money from the wealthy and give to the poor and middle class; that there should be equal outcomes, not just opportunity; that business makes too much money and workers not enough; that there can be a utopian like society if you plan it right, and so on.
S211 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 10:19 AM
Re- educated you mean. In a camp comrade? Who are YOU to presume to 'educate" people? We have had enough "teaching moments" by a consdescending know nothing scold who looks down on his betters.
S211 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 10:19 AM
Of course that philosophy will be and has always been...crapola.
Joseph1009 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 2:19 PM
S211; if you're talking to me....by educated, I mean knowledge about politics. Most people I hear from are not educated (don’t know) about Barry and his vision for America, They're just gonna vote for him cause.....they don't know why! Like I said, they think he’s cool or talks well. It’s a scary thought, but that’s what I’m hearing.

The American people face an important choice in November.  They will either re-elect President Barack Obama for another four-year term, or they will replace him with Governor Mitt Romney.  Rather than recapitulate the case against a second term for the incumbent, let's scrutinize eight of the top prevailing arguments against electing his Republican challenger.  Each of the following anti-Romney indictments has been advanced -- explicitly, or through surrogates -- by the president's campaign and the Democratic Party.  Below you'll find my sincere attempt to address these criticisms in a balanced and honest way, even as I openly...

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