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A Tough Ad For Romney

Posted on | October 10, 2011 | 22 Comments

by Smitty

Perry goes jugular here:

If you’re a Mitt supporter, this is an opportunity for him to respond with a speech that puts the question to bed.

Advice to Mitt: go Tea Party in a big way here. If the base considers you a Ruling Class tool, you’re not going to get the support you need. Restated: perfect hair and National Greatness conservativism are a variation on the theme of Progressivism that has put us in this toilet bowl. You need to distance yourself from that.

(via Beregond on Twitter)

The Left Coast Rebel offers more Romeny tough love. Who is harder on Mitt, the Right or the Left?


22 Responses to “A Tough Ad For Romney”

  1. PhilipJames
    October 10th, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    Since this site has chosen to ignore the speech Sarah Palin gave on Friday….
    I submit a video you should watch. This is what I consider to be one of, if not the best, speech that Sarah Palin has ever given.

    Question… after you watch it, do you really think any of the Republican candidates could or would be able to make a similar speech? That is why she is not running. She has a more important mission….  to attack the entire corrupt political system and to promote Conservative principles.

    Sarah Palin Unshackled – Defending the Republic –

  2. Joe
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    That was a heck of an ad by Perry.  Well edited.  We will see if Perry can gain some traction on Mitt. 

  3. Joe
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    And since no one pays attention to you Stacy, little danger that Mitt will take your very correct advice.  You are the Shakespearean fool of politics! 

  4. Anonymous
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Advice to Mitt: go Tea Party in a big way here.

    Not gonna happen.  I don’t see Mitt having the ComeToTeaParty awakening on Romneycare.  He probably could have done it earlier this year, before the campaign really got going, but now it’s too late.  His bed is made.

  5. Anonymous
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    Like Steve Jobs’, the Sarah Palin RDF lives on after her candidacy died.  Man, I was hoping for a trifecta last week (including the Christie candidacy RDF).  Yes, I am an optimist.

    Though I think I have a similar conclusion, which is that she can be more effective as something other than a candidate.

  6. Joe
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    I do not disagree with the speech.  I thought she did a decent job,  atlhough sometimes less is more with a speech  (think of Lincoln at Gettysberg).  I wish her well in firing up the base and supporting whoever the nominee is going to be (and I hope it is a conservative like Herman Cain). 

    Cain could and often does give a similar speech (albeit shorter). 

  7. Richard Mcenroe
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    And he that hath a very little wit… comments on the Shakespearian fool’s blog…

  8. McGehee
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I think there’s also a question of whether such a claimed epiphany would be believed.

  9. Anonymous
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Is that Monica Lewinsky standing dead center? Just to the right of Biden and to the left of what must be some Mafia schmuck with that dark suit and white tie…..

  10. Anonymous
    October 10th, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    Yes, that’s the biggest reason why I think it’s too late.  He had lots of opportunities to recant.  Not that people can’t change their minds, ever, but Mitt really strains credulity already.

  11. Joe
    October 10th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    Captain of our conservative band,
    RSM is here at hand,
    And Mitt mistook by thee,
    Failing to challenge Obamacare fees.
    Shall we their debate see?
    Lord, what fools these candidates be!

  12. James Goswick
    October 10th, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    It’s too bad Palin is unqualified to be President.

  13. ThePaganTemple
    October 10th, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    Palin is more qualified to be President than Abraham Lincoln was when he ran for his first term.

  14. Adjoran
    October 10th, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Aha!  Couldn’t let go of the hair remark, eh?  Explains a lot . . . the support for Cain as the only candidate whose hair doesn’t embarrass the TOM bloggers . . .  blatant hairism.

  15. Anonymous
    October 10th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    “Advice to Mitt: go Tea Party in a big way here. If the base considers you a Ruling Class tool…”

    So, pander. By definition then, he’ll be a Ruling Class tool.

    That boat has sailed. He essentially held out against the Tea Party when it mattered. Now, it’ll look like – and actually be – a transparent political ploy. Tea Partyers ain’t that dumb.

  16. ThePaganTemple
    October 10th, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    What I want to know is when is Perry going to get cracking looking for Mitts hidden teenage and preteen Mormon brides? You know he’s got to have them hidden around somewhere.

  17. Anonymous
    October 10th, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    The only way to defend Romneycare and it’s mandate is to repudiate it.

    Conservatives for Cthulhu maintain it’s always too late for mittens and his time will never come.

  18. Anonymous
    October 10th, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    It would not.

  19. Richard Mcenroe
    October 10th, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    I just want to hear Mitt explain why, if Romneycare pays for itself, MA needs $1.4 billion out of other states’ health care to keep its hospitals open…

  20. t-dahlgren
    October 10th, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    I agree, and this is a principle that really needs to be expanded to all candidates; what did they say or do when the TEA parties were in their nascency?

  21. Joe
    October 10th, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Is she?  Why?  She is definitely qualified.  Hell, that bar was set very low with Barack Obama’s record. 

  22. Anonymous
    October 10th, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    “Can convince voters to vote” and “qualified for the job” are not the same things.  However, I hear he has really nicely creased pants, so maybe you’re onto something there.