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Friday, September 30, 2016

Four Republican Presidential Candidates Who Tried (And Failed) To Win Pennsylvania

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

In a late shift, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is spending its final days of the presidential race trying to engineer an upset victory in Pennsylvania. Paul Ryan will host a campaign rally near Harrisburg on Saturday, and Romney will campaign in Bucks County on Sunday, as the campaign — along with the Republican National Committee and pro-Romney Super PACs –spends over $10 million in ad buys across the state.

Although Romney has literally never held a statistically significant lead over President Obama in any poll of the state, the campaign is projecting optimism that it can pull off an upset victory. “Pennsylvania presents a unique opportunity for the Romney campaign,” Romney political director Rich Beeson wrote in a memo earlier this week. He added that Pennsylvania is “a natural next step as we expand the playing field.”

If this sounds familiar, it’s because Republicans say something along these lines every four years. As the Democratic National Committee points out, every Republican in the past 20 years has made a late play for Pennsylvania. Since the Romney campaign finds itself unable to make up ground in Ohio, it has little choice but to search for alternate paths to victory — such as Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes.

Here are four Republicans who have tried — and failed — to “expand the map” in the Keystone State:

  • chattenx

    Simple. Gov Romney ought to quit. He has not produced his tax returns like all other presidential candidates have hitherto. he has flipped on so many of his previous stances and made people dizzy with his whirling. Then you have his silence on details concerning his tax cuts. Why does anyone in PA need to vote for him? I think it is preposterous for anyone to think that this gentleman will do good by the average man or woman with all the baggage he carries from Bain and Mass.

    • You Got That Right Smart People Don’t Want No Lying, Greedy, Shape Shifting, Sociopath Running This Country!!!

      • That is exactly what we have now, and you voted for him! Not very smart!

        • Evidently you haven’t been reading or watching anything but Fox.

        • rgrein

          Hmm. Seems to me that the president, while not always choosing the correct path (financial reform is a good example) he has been remarkably consistent. As for lies, check ANY of the nonpartisan fact checkers – he has kept more of his campaign promises than any President in the past 50 years. Most of the rest – like closing Gitmo – he tried but was blocked by Republicans. He is, after all just one man and the president is not yet a dictator.
          OTOH Romney, originally somewhat moderate has been on every side of every issue in an attempt to convince everyone he is THEIR candidate. So for the tea party he’s pro ‘self deportation’, for Latinos he’s for immigration reform. For the party he opposes abortion under any conditions – the next week talking to women he supports abortion under certain conditions and makes it sound like he supports choice. At the convention he was for the disasterous Ryan budget plan that mirrors Grover Norquist’s dreams. Then in the debates (and earlier) he supports a revenue neutral tax reform that somehow lowers tax rates, doesn’t cut any of the major named exemptions, adds huge unasked military expenditures and appears to be about $7 trillion out of balance.
          I could go on, but then that’s because I base decisions, and political support on evidence. How’s that bombast working for you?

        • Smarter Than Your Dumb Ass Voting For A Thug Who’s To This Very Day Is Still Stripping American And Shipping American Jobs Overseas To China, Thru A Company Here In Freeport, Illinois Sensata!!! Blind Trust My ass!!! Romney Knows Damn Well Where His Money Is Coming From!!! He Conning Your Dumb Ass!!! His Plan Do Not Add Up Tea Bagging Troll!!! It’s You And The People Like You Falling For Romney Vote For Me And I’ll Tell You My Plan Bullshit!!! Dumb Butt Troll!!!

      • BDC_57

        You got that fern he won’t get any votes from poeple that are smart.

        • kanawah

          The potential problem is there are SOOOO many stupid people out there that are voting.

        • montanabill

          Especially, from people who can’t spell.

          • the country in in gridlock so many stupid people will vote to continue with gridlock. VOTE CHANGE PLEASE EVEN IF YOU HAVE A JOB. I unemployed just like 55 other friends u think we will vote for the same we are not stupid. please

          • montanabill

            Believe me, I will vote for change. People who need jobs must have change.

      • Is Sicopath same as retrady or more dangerous?

        • It’s A Sociopath People Who Cares About No One But Them Selves And What’s In It For Them!! Romney And Most Of The GOP/Tea Party Leaders Are Clear Examples!!!!

      • Obama is the lier.

    • vivien24

      Do you ever checked the baggage of Obama? What about the silence of the sealed transcripts? Spending 5 trillions in four years? Where did this money go to? Infrastructures? Or in the Demos pockets? His background was never checked before he became president! The bias media brainwashed you all, just to keep the Demos on the payroll and they’ll use Obama again for more years………they need him to keep the FAT cats feeding more trillions !!!!!! IF he gets re-elected ????

      • chattenx

        Don’t bother with sealed transcripts. You’ll be in a tizzy if you were to go thru all the sealed stuff that the Bush/Cheney people left. Talk about fat cats. Then Romney/Ryan would be your fat cat patrons

      • johninPCFL

        Spent $5T in four years? You may want to dust off your copy of the Constitution, there Viv, to figure out that Congress spends the money.

        Yep, the conservatives and teabaggers have really been on a rip. $7T under GWB and $5T under Obama.

        Sealed transcripts? Do yourself a favor and look up GWBs transcripts. Sealed you say? Well try Romney. Sealed you say? Well try Don Trump. Sealed you say? Wow, maybe all college transcripts are PRIVATE.

      • “His background was never checked before he became president! “… (vivien24)

        Are you trying to convince us that the federal g’ment doesn’t always do a thorough background check on every g’ment official or employee? How ignorant do you think you’re g’ment is? Wait a minute! Maybe you’re trying to say that Obama paid his way into politics.. you know, like paying off every single official that he confronted on his way up with nary one leak up to this moment that it ever happened. Go troll on your ‘Personal Liberty Digest’ .. you’ll get more applauds for you’re tripe from Bobbo and his brain dead minions.

    • montanabill

      How about wising up? Roosevelt didn’t produce his tax returns until after he was dead. The Kennedys didn’t release 10 years worth of returns. Bill Clinton only released those during the years of his Presidency. Mitt has released those that are relevant, if any are relevant.

      If you want more that 20 million people to remain unemployed. If you want people’s take home pay to continue to severely decline. If you want a militarily weak America. If you want more people on the government dole. If you want a higher cost, less effective medical system. Vote for more of the same. Vote for Obama.

      • Hey Montana could you explain how Roosevelt himself produced a tax return after he was DEAD. What Kennedy’s were president’s I know of only one so it should be singular, you can’t count Bobby he was killed before getting the nomination. As for 20mm people being unemployed Obama inherited a good deal of them from W’s regime. The US military has been pretty strong under Obama, he got us out of Iraq (on W’s schedule but HE did it, along with getting Bin Laden and other Qaeda operatives) and he willget us out of Afghanistan in 2014. How di you derive that the health care system will be less effective and more costly, do you know more than the CBO?

        As for Romney’s tax returns the relevant issue is that in 2010 he paid an effective rate of 13.9% on$21mm income, I paid a higher rate on an income that was less than 1% of his. In 2011 he paid an effective rate of 14.1% after not taking deductions that he was entitled to take (I thought he stated that he wouldn’t be fit for the Presidency if he took $1 less deduction than he was entitled to?) Additionally he can later amend the 2011 tax return if he chooses to, will he? I’m betting he does.

        • montanabill

          The point was, that neither Roosevelt or Kennedy (any of them) produced any tax returns while running for the office and they were also wealthy and Democrats didn’t demand that they provide them.

          A good many of those unemployed lost their jobs during Obama’s first year and during the stimulus spending. Since then, he has not gained on the problem and, in fact, is falling further behind.

          He does crow about Seals getting Bin Laden, but he also just threw Seals to the wolves in Benghazi, and the rest of them are not happy about it. If you want the full and complete story that we know so far about Benghazi, tune in Fox News.

          The CBO now puts the cost at well over a trillion. I work in the health care industry and have seen, first hand, the escalating costs and the health care providers leaving the field. Example: here’s my choice. Do I continue to pay about $12,000 per employee for health insurance, or do I elect to let them find their own insurance while I pay a $2500 penalty. That is a pretty significant cost difference isn’t it?
          What do think a lot of employers will do?

          Romney’s effective tax rate is irrelevant since what he paid is completely in accordance with law. If he amends it, he will be within the law to do that. He also donated over 20% of his earnings to charity. Did you do that? Certainly neither Obama or Biden did.

          I’m about to wrap up my comments on this site so in the interest of disclosure, I have shared this before, but not the full amount. I was born and raised in about an 800 sf house sitting on the ground on a dirt street on the poor side of town. I started working at age 10 buying papers for a nickel and selling them on the street and in bars for a dime. I’ve worked in fields, orchards, feed mills, and started a small business at age 17. I worked my way through school, no family money, no government money, no scholarships, no loans. I have advanced engineering and science degrees. I’ve had several careers. Been fired a number of times. Been out of work with a wife and kids to support. Never took unemployment comp. Moved around the country following available work. Started a business over 40 years ago on $300. That business and a few more are still operating, doing well and we have grown and hired people every year. We do not do business with the government unless they will take our product and services under exactly the same conditions as the general public. I am not in Romney’s league, but I am a member of the 0.1% and I didn’t get here by cheating anyone, stealing or any other nefarious ‘dark money’ scheme. I did it because of the freedoms and opportunities of America. I use the money to continue to grow my businesses which results in the hiring of more people.

          I got to where I am because of the decisions I made, which are usually pretty good. You got to where you are by the decisions you have made.

          I’m supporting Mitt Romney because I want your kids, my neighbors kids and my kids to have the same chance to achieve their dreams as I did. They won’t get that chance with an America that has an enormous debt to repay, getting used to any government payment or a controlled business climate like Europe’s. Put aside your anger at the system because it is misdirected. Romney’s business did nothing illegal or unethical. Some companies simply find they are building typewriters in a computer age and are doomed to fail. Look instead at his successes and he has had many. His personal life is exemplary and that says a lot about a man and how he operates. He has real experience and that will serve him well. He knows how to compromise, something Obama mouthed, but never attempted. He is not George Bush or Bill Clinton. He is not Ronald Reagan or Jimmy Carter. He will be his own man, as he has always been.

          Now you have to make another decision. Think carefully about it.

      • northroader1775

        Bill once again you need to stick your head out of the bubble. Tax returns aren’t the issue, I do believe Mitt is hiding something, it’s what he’s not hiding that bothers me and most Americans. What he is not hiding, what he is absolutely displaying like a badge of courage is his complete lack of principals…he has taken both sides of every issue confronting America, he has taken Obama’s side of most issues during the debate trying to bait Obama into arguing with himself…Obama didn’t bite so first debate mitt looked good lying second he looked stupid lying third he looked helpless lying. Even now he is running complete bullshit ads about jeep moving to china trying to get the last vote from the outraged and underinformed swayed to his side with a complete lie. This is the guy you think is going to turn into an honorable decent caring president on Nov 7th??? You are delusional.

        He is a lying shill with a stack of IOUs made out to the seedy greedy underbelly of capitalism. He is no more than a meat puppet for the dark money boys.

        • montanabill

          You are certainly entitled to your position, no matter how you arrived at such a ridiculous conclusion. I’m about to wrap up my comments on this site so in the interest of disclosure, I have shared this before, but not the full amount. I was born and raised in about an 800 sf house sitting on the ground on a dirt street on the poor side of town. I started working at age 10 buying papers for a nickel and selling them on the street and in bars for a dime. I’ve worked in fields, orchards, feed mills, and started a small business at age 17. I worked my way through school, no family money, no government money, no scholarships, no loans. I have advanced engineering and science degrees. I’ve had several careers. Been fired a number of times. Been out of work with a wife and kids to support. Never took unemployment comp. Moved around the country following available work. Started a business over 40 years ago on $300. That business and a few more are still operating, doing well and we have grown and hired people every year. We do not do business with the government unless they will take our product and services under exactly the same conditions as the general public. I am not in Romney’s league, but I am a member of the 0.1% and I didn’t get here by cheating anyone, stealing or any other nefarious ‘dark money’ scheme. I did it because of the freedoms and opportunities of America. I use the money to continue to grow my businesses which results in the hiring of more people.

          I got to where I am because of the decisions I made, which are usually pretty good. You got to where you are by the decisions you have made.

          I’m supporting Mitt Romney because I want your kids, my neighbors kids and my kids to have the same chance to achieve their dreams as I did. They won’t get that chance with an America that has an enormous debt to repay, getting used to any government payment or a controlled business climate like Europe’s. Put aside your anger at the system because it is misdirected. Romney’s business did nothing illegal or unethical. Some companies simply find they are building typewriters in a computer age and are doomed to fail. Look instead at his successes and he has had many. His personal life is exemplary and that says a lot about a man and how he operates. He has real experience and that will serve him well. He knows how to compromise, something Obama mouthed, but never attempted. He is not George Bush or Bill Clinton. He is not Ronald Reagan or Jimmy Carter. He will be his own man, as he has always been.

          Now you have to make another decision. Think carefully about it.

    • You just described Obama.

  • viewfromtheleftcoast

    we shall see, on tuesday……

  • Here is my problem with Mitt, as religious man he is endorsing or running an ad that says that Obama started this economic crisis when he dam well knew it was under Bush. For a minister what he thinks of God then, when he cannot recognise truth or facts chronologically.

    • porscheman

      I just cannot imagine other world leaders having observed from this lying,cheating, CAD,how they could possibly beleive any communication they would have with Mitt.
      This man is so NOT presidential,what is keeping you GOP folks from UPCHUCKING??
      I hope your at least holding your nose when you cast your votes!
      Obama/Biden 2012

      • I am registered with the GOP, and I absolutely hate what has happened to my party. Although I have often split my vote for local positions, I did vote for the GOP presidential candidates right through George H W Bush, who in my opinion was the last reasonable candidate my party offered. Since then, they have had a dogmatic “party uber alles” attitude, with no regard for the needs of the citizens. Their concerted effort to dominate our government as a party, without regard to whether or not their candidate has the personal character of a leader concerned with the needs of society as a whole, absolutely disgusts me and assures that I will not vote for them until they do present such a person.

        • jstsyn

          Will you vote or stay home?

        • And you think Obama has the personal character? Your kidding, right?

          • WhutHeSaid

            I shudder to visualize what passes for ‘character’ in your trailer park.

        • rgrein

          Sympathies. I was a proud independent until the 2000 election convinced me to go Democratic. I still look for an occasional non democrat to vote for, but it is not easy. Look for another party maybe – we can’t run a good government without loyal opposition, and the Rs are shedding reasonable conservatives as fast as they can identify them and shake them off.

      • Obama and Biden are true liars. They knock out the american economy. They are the author of the Four years of Democratic failed experience. I am a democrat, but can vote for a failure. Or else I will lose the future of my children.

        • rgrein

          Are you saying you honestly cannot remember 4 years ago? Or do a quick check on economic indicators like the Dow, unemployment, housing sales or bank failures? How about simple news items? The warnings were there at the beginning of 2008 – I was looking for a secure job to rabbit hole in because the economy was tanking. WaMU (Washington Mutual, a big bank here in Washington) collapsed that summer; I was working for a competitor and got a lot of details. Now, are you are foolish enough to claim that it was happening 6 months before the election because of the mere threat that Obama might be elected?

        • BDC_57

          prove that this is true the president has not failed the country is better shape then it was in 2008.

        • BDC_57

          Prove it

        • northroader1775

          Shut off fox news take a deep breath of fresh air….go vote for Obama it’s ok we are all moving forward and the only viable future for you or your children is a better educated work force. Mitt is promising to make college less affordable Obama is working hard to make sure everyone has a chance for an education. That is the future for your children.

    • Morons Are Cult There No Rules!!! They Do Anything To Win!!!

  • i bet you didnt know he made over 10 million on the auto bailout hummmm funny he doesnt tell anyone about that

    • johninPCFL

      Far more than that. The latest estimate is between $15MM and $115MM.

      • Roz

        Where are you getting this info?

        • johninPCFL

          “Ethics Complaint Filed Against Mitt Romney – Detroit bailout profits, Bain, Delphi” from PracticalMachinistDOTcom:
          “The groups believe that Romney’s undisclosed stock holdings create serious conflicts of interest. They point to the auto loans as a key example. The Nation recently reported that the Romney family personally profited by at least $15.3 million from the auto loans of 2009. Yet Romney’s June 1, 2012, Public Financial Disclosure Report to the Office of Government Ethics did not reveal this windfall because he did not disclose the underlying holdings of his private equity and limited partnership funds.”

          “Romney Made Multi-Millions in Detroit Bailout” from TheRealNewsDOTcom:
          “between $15MM and $115MM in Ann Romney’s accounts” “friends in Elliot Management made $4.2B”

          • Joseph Hemphill

            robme will be lucky not to be under indictment soon for price manipulating, all at the taxpayers expense. He takes hypocrisy to a whole new level.

          • johninPCFL

            Hard to see how an indictment happens. No GOP atty gen will even investigate (ever), and no Democrat will touch it right now for fear of being painted as a partisan attack dog of the Obama administration. Once the election is over, if Romney loses, all interest will naturally dissipate. If Romney wins, the threat of Ryan becoming president damps any interest.

          • northroader1775

            When Romney loses WE THE PEOPLE need to stay on this and see that he is indicted…and all the rest of the shit heads too if we can get Rove to court we should …if we can get GWB to court we should.

    • Roz

      I wouldn’t doubt it, but how do you know this?

    • Most Of Romney Money Was Made From Gutting Out America And Destroying The American People Lives!!!

  • Jim Lou

    People want to believe what they want to believe, whether it was based on fact.

  • What is the National Memo and all of the people posting here, going to do when Ozero is gone? Maybe you will have to get a job and become part of “The Real World”!

    • WhutHeSaid

      Hmmm… what will we do? Since we already have jobs or run businesses, mayhaps we’ll head down to your trailer park and see how many beer-fartin’, sister-humpin’, snaggle-tooth redneck bigots we can round up to clean the toilets. After all, rednecks have to eat too, and beer-nuts aren’t that cheap nowadays.

      • porscheman

        My reply to Mr. Bombastic also applies to you…you sound like your allius is
        Michele Antwonette

        • WhutHeSaid

          You seem confused. Perhaps if you took the time respond to what is written, rather than reusing your posts, you would have less difficulty.

    • porscheman

      Sounds like the “real world” for you is just fine.
      I know people like you,I will qoute for you,”let them eat cake”
      Pathetic…

  • BSB

    Thank God that I am not the only one who see Mitt Romney for who he really is. This man is terrifying, you don’t know what he stands for, you don’t know what his agenda really is about, WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMMON SENSE, DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MITT ROMNEY. He is hiding something that he does not want the American People to know, and it is HIDDEN IN HIS INCOME TAX, and that is why he refuse to disclose them. Anytime a person deliberately does not claim all of his deductions so that he can stay in a lower tax bracket, he has something that he does not want seen. And when he talked about the 47% of American People are on some kind of Government Assistant Program, yes, we are, but he forgot who put us there, so just a reminder, GEORGE W. BUSH, DID IT, NOT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. MITT ROMNEY IS FOR THE RICH AMERICANS, NOT THE MIDDLE CLASS OR THE POOR AMERICANS. AND IF PEOPLE DON’T WAKE UP AND SMELL THE REAL COFFEE, WE ARE GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO 2000, GEORGE W. BUSH ERA, AND YOU THINK WE HAD BIG PROBLEMS FROMM 2000 TO 2008, YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET IF MITT ROMNEY WINS, BUT, GUESS WHAT, HE WILL NEVER WIN THIS ELECTION. MITT ROMNEY THE FLIP/FLOPPER WILL DO HIS LAST FLIP ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 WHEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WINS HIS RE-ELECTION.

  • nobody is is buying the b* s that Mitt Romney and the Republicans are selling

  • Jack Wormer

    Romney – Ryan and their promises may make exciting foreplay, but they’ll give you the worst ‘orgasm’ you ever had , or will get!

  • vivien24

    See how bias YOU are ! Took off the comment about the TRUTH !!! I guess the truth hurts! Thanks, good to know !

  • chattenx

    could be a minister in the church of Mamon?

  • truthisreal

    Romney and his cult have the most bizarre practices that wont work well in the Oval Office:
    1. They react quite violently when the government annoys them..Kimball, Brigham Youngs counsellor pronounced a curse on the President of the USA “and I curse him and the disease that is in him shall sap and dry up the fountain of life and eat him up” This practice is normal for these cultists: “And in as much as mine enemies come against you,ye shall curse them: Doctrines and Covenants 103:24-25 this is why Romney acts the way he does ..the 47% will receive a vodoo curse.
    2. The weekly secret temple rituals have occultic and vodoo practices…proxy baptism is a ritual for dead people..the mormons also practice communication with the dead..read charles penrose a leader in their cult says about this “It regulates the communion of the living with the dead” Romney has regularly been involved in baptism for the dead as a priest performs as a medium.
    3.Romney refuses to seperate himself from the practices of White Supremacist mormons. He believes the ‘negro’ was under a curse from God..and that they could not receive blessings from God.
    4.Romney believes that God speaks to him through his magical mormon underwear and gives him guidance. Hope he doesnt send them to the cleaners when there is an international crisis needing
    him to be intelligent.
    5.Romney believes the most bizarre things also:
    a. There are many Gods ..Adam,Father,Jesus,Holy Spirit etc history of the Church 6:474
    b. He is aPriest after the order of Melchizedek..this blasphemy tries to minimize the unique
    position of Jesus Christ Heb 7v11-17 is a position held only by Jesus Christ our great high priest
    c. He believes :God was once a man,he came to earth with Eve (one of his wives) to people it and
    later had sexual intercourse with Mary to produce Christ. Articles of faith 1899 BH Roberts
    d.He believes in Universal Salvation.”those who reject the gospel,but live honorable lives,shall also
    be heirs of Salvation J F Smith Docrines of Salvation2.133
    e.Romney believes one day He will attain Godhead…maybe this is what fuels his sociopathic
    narcissism.
    f. Romney believes Jesus was married in Cana of galilee..and had many wives.
    g. Romney believes that joseph Smith was a prophet of God that brought the revelation of the
    Book of Mormon. Unfortunately it has now been proven that Smith was a plagiarist and stole a
    novel from a retired minister,Solomon Spalding and used the actual handwriting of his novel. He
    disregards Smiths seedy life,conviction as a “glass looker” (fortune teller) for $2.68 BY Justice
    Abert Neely and was in prison repeatedly. It was there where he was finally was murdered by
    local folk who were disgusted with his lifestyle and blasphemy.
    h Romney believes that God,the Father has regular sex with his eternal wives.
    i. Mormons believe in blood atonement for crimes on earth..this is not Christs blood but the blood
    of the offender: “suppose you find your brother in bed with your wife and put a javelin through
    both of them,you would be justified and they would atone for their sins..the blood of Christ will
    never wipe that out, your own blood must atone for it” Brigham Young.
    j. Romney believes that Jesus is a god who progresses through obedience..the same for God the
    Father..this type of blasphemy got many mormons tarred and feathered
    k.Romney believes that Jesus was not born of Holy Spirit. “He was not born without the aid of Man
    and that man was God” Doctrines of Salvation 1;18
    It can be safely concluded that Romneys faith in his Cult has played a large part in his life. He is
    comfortable obeying the Cults teaching that lying is okay if the cause of the cult is advanced. The
    American people may not want that type of liar who practices “the end justifies the means” They may not want a leader that summarily dismisses 47% of the population as unworthy of his time and attention. They certainly may not want the Oval Office to be a place where vodooism and occult practices are used. Like King Saul he now longer seeks Gods guidance but his happy to consult with the dead priests ‘through the veil” and depend on his divine undies.
    America is seriously considering a man that blasphemes Gods nature and character. God will not be mocked and America will receive a Divine Spanking for “partaking of his evil deeds” 2John4v10-11

  • AliceR51

    Well women should have choice of their body-not men-mean Romney.He has flip/flop so much not sure where he is.?millions on SSI,SS,unable to walk or worse-what they going do/how r they to work-so stupid.will take much more $$to trian people who cant work.They mite have other med-reasons NOT able to work?/Obama walked into a mess from Bush -dont care what anyone states,this is true.Romney wants middle class to pay taxes-not him??USA people wont take this
    they wont lose their $$they worked hard for.NOT fair.Obama has kept to each issue not sidetracked.Seniors need their $. Much will be wasted by Romeny.

  • jim1230

    If any banks donate to Romney camp. Be fore warned that he will probably do all US banking ,using off shore banks. Like he hides his fortune in. Seeing Ann Romney shopping at Costco for food , Is like seeing Newt Gingrich’s wife shopping at Wal Mart. They are both-STUFFED SHIRTS . Both are about as FAKE as you can get.

  • jim1230

    Truthisreal- I hope Billy Graham reads this article you wrote.

  • ayayaboy

    Chattenx is 100% right. How can romney be running without showing his tax returns which we all show even to register for evening courses. I don’t understand what some of us are thinking when they support a heartless workers-firer and corporate-raider like romney. romney is out there to send American women back to the level that his mormon church believes that women should live like they did some 50 to 60 years ago. I’m afraid where women will be if romney wins. I like the progress that women have made under Obama and I hope Obama will be re-elected and women should have all the rights that I have as a man.

  • No, we’re just saying he ISN’T Mitt Romney..

    “NOBODY LIKE ROMNEY!!”

    At the beginning

  • Unlike you’re pistol packing zeros, we’ll accept him because he became president (just as we endured Dubya) we are not sore losers.. There will be no indications nor proclamations for assassination unlike that red neck hillbilly has been performer.. We will try to get along with our opposition AND we’ll make damn sure the race was won legitimately. What will you and you’re ilk do once Obama takes control for four more years..??

  • If every woman over 18 would vote they could take over this election and Romney would not get that vote!!!!!!
    If every woman that has a man that wants to keep eating and not sleep on the couch Romney would get no votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
    GO MR. PRESIDENT 4 MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • grannysm

    When a greedy liar is supported by a good chunk of the electorate, one has to wonder how the country can survive. And when that greedy liar and his supporters also claim to be God-fearing christians, one has to wonder how long their religions can survive.

  • Lostason

    Mitt Romney ownes 51% ofBIN cAPITAL WHICH HAS SENT 170 JOBS OVER SEAS. He does nothing but lie. Our goverment groups need to work together. Mitt also has money out of the US so he can’t be taxed on it. Just look him up on the web.You would be a mazes at what you find out.

  • It makes him hopeful,and to fill good.But history tell us it won’t work…. I was hpeful when I tried to get my first wife back, our history told us it would’nt work. we had to face reality.

  • Anyone who has been listening carefully to what Romney says should have picked these words “Every time the federal government gives something to the states, the States should pass it to the private sector. Romney has said this repeatedly. This shows where his heart lies. I am meant to believe that even the Salt Lake City winter Olympic Games was an opportunity for Romney to receive money from the Federal Government, money which he passed to Bain Capital as management fee. These are some of the details Romney wouldn’t want anybody to see or to know. This is why Romney was unable/unwilling to divulge the details of his tax returns. Romney was/is only hopeful that the American voters could be fooled into voting for him, he will immediately hire Bain capital to carry out some consultancy as to how the government can be effectively trimmed down. By so doing pay his company billions of dollars and also declare some government employees redundant. But his main priority would be to hire Bain capital and pay the company management fees which would be transferred quickly to Ann Romney’s blind trust, where nobody will ever trace it.. Romney is not only a craft business man but he is also ruthlessly deceitful and dishonest person to a very high degree. When Romney says he wants “Our country back” what does he mean? He wants our country back from whom? Has the country been taken away by anybody? These phrases are borrowed from frustrated people like Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, David Frum, Sheldon Adelson, the Koch brothers and others. People who are frustrated, some of them because they were George Bush’s advisors who failed miserably Rove, Frum, etc, others like the Koch brothers, because they want to drill the Arctic for oil exploration regardless of the impact of their actions on Global warming, (Hurricane Sandy); others because they are not comfortable being asked to pay higher taxes, Adelson, the Koch brothers, Rush Limbaugh etc. Romney would not be an effective president because his hands are armchair bound to the back, because he signed the Grover Norquist “No tax Increase pledge”. How can people seek to be elected by the voters and then undermine that trust by the electorate by signing illegal and unconstitutional pledges which tie them from serving the electorate who elected them? How could Romney expect to govern when his hands are so bound? Romney lacks leadership skills, he lacks integrity, he lacks honesty, he lacks trustworthiness, he lacks transparency and overall he lacks the qualities of a head of state and government. For example Romney has on numerous occasions declared hostility towards China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and other countries. This hostility puts Romney in a very awkward position were he to be elected president. How would he expect those countries to trust his word having made them aware that he regards them as enemies of the US? World leaders have watched Romney lie on television repeatedly. How would they trust his word?

  • joceandre

    If Romney wins, he will be president of the United Snakes. The man and his entourage are a bunch of psychotics.

  • highpckts

    Of course Romney would predict that!! He sucks at politics! He should just stick to fleecing corporations and not us!

  • Jeansees

    VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 SAVE US FROM A romney/ryan DISASTER!!!

    R/R win = DEPRESSION,WAR, Killing and maming of your children and grandchildren!!! Your state taxes will soar!!!!! FLorida will institute an INCOME TAX that it never had in order to pay for all the costs that R/R will push on the STATES!!!!! And you will still have to pay a higher FED tax… THINK ABOUT how he is going to Pay for his 5Trillion tax cut and 2Trillion military plan? He says trust him and after the election he tell you how!!!! Romney/ryan are PROVEN LIARS!!!! I will never trust a LIAR!!!!

  • Romney is on a power and ego trip, He doesn’t care about the average american.