D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10794 posts, RR: 52 Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5493 times:
Okay conservatives, let's try an experiment. I have started the thread. Not a thread about Obama, but rather a thread about Romney. Tell me why he's great! Lemme hear it! I'm all ears, and my mind is open, so convince me!
Just one rule: it has to be about Romney. If you mention Obama, you lose.
Confuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3801 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5455 times:
A man of true conviction, he neither waffles nor flip-flops; A lifelong advocate of a free enterprise health care system and the Right-to-Life movement. An unscrupulous businessman and job creator, he has created many thousands in places such as China, India and Vietnam...and banking accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.
Also an animal lover, he takes his dog on vacations.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 17926 posts, RR: 57 Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5267 times:
Quoting Mir (Reply 8): Seriously though, could we actually get some conservatives to chime in on this?
I doubt it, because he's not exactly their dream candidate. Let's not forget that he is the chief architect of the ACA. He is the one who strongly supported the individual mandate. He was the governor of Massachusetts, which is not exactly a state known for Conservative politics. And then, while he's not "Muslim" and "A foreigner," like incumbent is, he's Mormon, which is a bitter pill to swallow for Evangelicals.
As far as I can tell, the only good thing Conservatives have to say about him is: "He's not the guy in the WH right now."
(Edited to remove all mentions of the name of the incumbent President, in accordance with the wishes of the OP)
casinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3805 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5171 times:
Romney is great because like GWB he abtains from alcohol. He also abstains from Caffiene and Tobacco.
Romney is great because he knows how to efficiently pack the car for a family vacation and keep the dog on the roof.
Romney is great because he knows how to effictively offshore American Jobs that are just too expensive in order to maintain the bottom line of a corporation.
Romney is great because he knows how to effectively handle former Swiss bank accounts by deciding not to release his previous tax records, in direct opposition to transparency supported by his father.
Romney is great because he knows how to effictively implement a big government health solutioin at the state level, but decides that it is not a federal responsibility for all Americans.
Romney is great in that he can identify with the middle class because he knows race car owners, and only threw 35 million dollars of his own money into his 2008 presidential campaign.
Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
I just edited my response to remove any mention of "He Who Shall Not Be Named."
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 13): Doc, as punishment, you shall be banished to Romney's hometown of Casas Grandes, in the state of Chihuahua.
His hometown is Bloomfield Hills, MI, which happens to be my hometown. I'd far rather be banished to somewhere in Mexico than back home. Banishment back to Bloomfield Hills would be like Luke Skywalker being banished back to Tattooine.
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 14): Frankly, I'm not sure I'd not rather have another four years of the devil we know and find somebody better in 2016.
I've never been a pro-Romney guy. Honestly, people like him because he isn't Obama, and the Republicans had a steaming pile of crap in their presidential candidate pool.
Just take another four years of Obama (I don't think Romney can win anyway), try to keep control of Congress and do four years of damage control before trying again in 2016. You can't quite make Obama the next Jimmy Carter because there isn't a next Ronald Reagan. If there was...
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 17926 posts, RR: 57 Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5114 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 17): try to keep control of Congress and do four years of damage control before trying again in 2016.
"Damage control" like the House repealing the ACA thirty-three times? Or knocking a tick off our credit rating? (Go ahead and blame the Dems, but they weren't the majority party at the time). At some point, Congress has to govern. The reason their approval rating is so low is because they haven't been.
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15072 posts, RR: 26 Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5100 times:
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 18): "Damage control" like the House repealing the ACA thirty-three times? Or knocking a tick off our credit rating?
Yes. If you can't get good legislation passed, you can at least try and prevent bad legislation. Why should Congress have bowed down to the President, or vice-versa? Hang in there until the other guy blinks and use whatever leverage you have.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11419 posts, RR: 24 Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5087 times:
Romney is great because he doesn't let his mind be burdened by thinking about all those people whose jobs he offshored while he ran Bain Capital. After all, it's all about the stockholders (or in this case, stockholder), isn't it?
cmhsrq From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 989 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5075 times:
As an independent I like him because he is a moderate candidate in a land of right and left wingers.
While he is rich I feel that he earned it and deserves to do what he wants with his money. He shouldn't be vilified for being successful, its anti American, this is the land of opportunity. In fact I don't know any rich people who didn't work their arses off to earn everything they have obtained, the current class warfare is very bad for the country.
He knows what it takes to run a business and to make the tough choices to keep that business open. Private industry, unlike government requires you to make money to stay in business.
Before the far right started to heavily influence his campaign it believed in very similar things. Government not spending us into the same situation as Greece, Italy, Spain, etc. Medicare reform, there is so much waste, immigration reform, including a plan for stopping illegal immigration, but handling current illegal immigrants in the country with respect and not just kicking them out. Some type of affordable healthcare for people.
I can tell you one of the biggest reason conservatives are so pissed is they are tired of working their butts off only to be taxed into oblivion and their money handed out to the lazy people of this country.
The voice of moderation
25 DocLightning: That argument would make sense if taxes weren't the lowest they've been in the last century.
26 4holer: That's a great idea!!! Signed, Jerry Sandusky
27 Revelation: Romney is great at looking after the people who matter the most.
28 DocLightning: 33 times? Do you know how much it costs to run the House for one day? Do you know how much money they wasted? Yes, the "fiscally-responsible" GOP? Th
29 mt99: I agree 100%. I think he is more reasonable and not so "right" than he is putting himself to be. What frightfulness me is the lengths that he will be
30 BMI727: If people are going to try and push it through 33 times, then you have to reject it 33 times. As soon as he gets the nomination he won't have to. The
31 bristolflyer: Romney is so great he will maintain tax breaks for the middle class. This will allow wealthy people to write out smaller checks to the IRS which in tu
32 SmittyOne: He DOES have executive-style hair. (for the Dilbert fans)
33 Ken777: A solid businessman, respected by both parties. Governor? Pretty good from what I have read. Financial integrity? Of course! And he clearly proved it
34 DocLightning: They did not push it through 33 times. They voted to REPEAL it 33 times. That's like flipping a light switch 33 times because the light didn't turn o
35 DeltaMD90: Honestly, what else are they supposed to do, come up with a viable solution? Come on Doc, you know better than that
36 NASCARAirforce: Romney had really great hair and a plastic smile - I think he would make a great used car salesman, sure I would buy a car from him
37 einsteinboricua: Now that you mention it, he does have the look of a used car salesman.
38 DocLightning: And here I thought he had plastic hair and a great smile. Hey, some of his sons are hot. That's a positive, right?
39 einsteinboricua: Not if their father does not want to be related to gays.
40 stratosphere: Personally I cannot stand Romney I actually like Obama as a person but do not like his views and appointments and Romney even though he is a flip flo
41 StarAC17: Worked great for me. Cheers, Kerry's 2004 campaign. See comment above. Bush abstains from booze for a reason, he was a drunk. Has Romney ever done an
42 Superfly: The current guy in the White House accepted lot$ of ca$h in campaign contribution$ from Bain so he needs to shut his trap about Romney's job at Bain