Jan 24 2012

Romney NOT A Working Class American (Heck, He’s Not Even Working)

Published by at 10:46 am under 2012 Elections,All General Discussions

Update: Even the WSJ is beginning to see the light:

That’s the real lesson of South Carolina’s Saturday primary, where Newt Gingrich, the Che Guevara of the right, always interested in leading a rebellion, smashed Mr. Romney, the Harvard M.B.A. interested in carefully calibrated, data-driven change. The South Carolina story—and the story going forward from here—isn’t so much Newt vs. Mitt as it is the insurgents vs. the establishment.

In fact, that has been the story of the Republican Party since the tea-party uprising began in 2009. The drama now will play out anew in the remaining Republican primary calendar.

Sort of obvious, but I am glad others are beginning to wake up and smell the frustration. BTW, the WSJ also garners the best summary of this primary election cycle:

As for the current GOP field, it’s like confronting a terminal diagnosis. There may be an apparent range of treatments: conventional (Romney), experimental (Gingrich), homeopathic (Paul) or prayerful (Santorum). But none will avail you in the end. Just try to exit laughing.

Sadly, I can’t laugh off this mess.A great opportunity ws offered up by the serial failures of Obama, Reid and Pelosi – only to squander it with The Damnable 4. - end update

No wonder Mitt Romney hesitated to disclose his income tax returns. Technically he does not work since nearly all his income is through investment profits:

Mitt Romney offered a partial snapshot of his vast personal fortune late Monday, disclosing income of $21.7 million in 2010 and $20.9 million last year — virtually all of it profits, dividends or interest from investments.

Emphasis mine. Clearly, this is not someone who represents Main Street. He is currently unemployed, but not in  way that connects with Main Street. They guy is set for life and for generations to come. Must be nice. How do I get  Big “FILL IN THE BLANK” out of my way so I too can reach my personal end of the rainbow?

Romney is not like Herman Cain, who worked his way from the lower middle class to the upper class. Cain is someone I can relate to and assume he understands how hard it is to break free of the legislative chains that hold entrepreneurs downs. Romney is a corporate raider who made millions the easy way – the Haarvaaard way. He bought out struggling companies, leveraged their assets with massive debt, took his profits and left ruin and destruction in his wake. I want no connection with him. I am a small business owner, not a corporate raider.

Romney is a vulture, not a creator. Vultures have their purpose in nature and economics, but they are not what someone wants in a national leader.Will he dismantle big government, or twist it to help Wall Street? Does he even understand what the average person has to deal with? Not likley.

Sacrifice? Others sacrificed for Romney to gain his riches.

Innovation? Others provided the core product and services for those rare instances when Bain turned a company around instead of using it as a vehicle to collect millions and then run (what a great ironic coincidence to have Mitt’s Bain actually be his political ‘bane’)

Olympic Savior? I guess if it were not for him none of those dedicated athletes would have been able to compete?

I hear echos of Al Gore and his infamous Internet every time Romney lays claim to Olympic success.

In this instance, Romney is the epitome of Bullying Big Business who likes to implement Big Government solutions when in office. So how is this model going to beat Big Government Obama and his Bullying Big Business connections???? This is just not computing. It definitely is not uplifting and energizing.

Romney is about as far from the Tea Party ideal candidate as you can get without being a liberal Democrat. The Tea Party is a Main Street USA (small business, not big business) phenomena. It is opposes Big Government and is barely tolerant of Big Business (and their hooks now embedded in our political process). The Tea Party movement also distrusts Big Labor. Big is bad – individual is good. Helping others is good, destruction and suffering is to be avoided at all costs.

The Tea Party is all about enabling the individual, protecting the small business from Big Labor, Big Government and Big Wall Street conglomerates. It is Libertarian movement.

It is not Romney. And that is why he is failing. The disconnect between the establishment candidate (Romney) and the 2010 electorate is wide and glaring. And that is why Newt is gaining. Because as far as he is from the Tea Party ideal, he is miles closer to the 2010 backlash voter than Romney ever will be.

 

105 responses so far

105 Responses to “Romney NOT A Working Class American (Heck, He’s Not Even Working)”

  1. Redteam says:

    Lurker, LOL, see AJ’s next post about what the polls really show.

    jan, I’ve heard several different people give the version of why Newt stepped down. That’s the way I remembered it at the time. you do agree that he was the single person most responsible for the Republicans winning the House for the first time in 40 years? correct, that’s pretty much indisputable.

    “And, again you are judging the man more by his words and speeches,” you don’t consider that reasonable? You don’t judge Romney by his words and speeches?

    Will you agree that People that like Newt tend to say good things about him and bad things about Romney and that people that like Romney tend to say good things about Romney and bad things about Newt.

    For every person you can post a quote by that says bad things about Newt, i can post one that says bad things about Romney.

    There’s not much point in that.
    I do not believe that you can post a single quote from any human prior to 2006 that refers to Romney as a Conservative. I can post thousands that refer to Newt as a conservative. So he has fooled many people for many years into believing that he was conservative while he was leading that conservative revolution in the House.

  2. crosspatch says:

    More Newt Gingrich

    “Beyond the obvious indicators of decay, the fact is that President Reagan has lost control of the national agenda.”

    Gingrich HATED Reagan (as did most “conservatives” who would now wrap themselves in his memory).

    http://www.creators.com/opinion/mark-shields/newt-rewrites-his-reagan-connection.html

    Newt Gingrich is a liar and a cheat to the core of his very being.

  3. AJ,

    Insider Advantage’s latest Florida Poll:

    Romney 40.3,
    Gingrich 32.3

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2012/InsiderAdvantage_FL_0125.pdf

  4. AJStrata says:

    Trent,

    Saw that. The outsider finally shows up.

    My point was not that Romney may be turning the tide. My point was none of the polls (outside this one) provide a basis for that claim. They all show Newt Rising and Romney falling.

    That is the math, and it is as solid as 2+2 =4. But it is only a snapshot, in a primary. Primaries have notoriously inaccurate turn out models. If the turn out in Florida is like SC – then NONE of the polls are going to be right.

    BTW, check the MoE on your poll. I believe that margin is BARELY outside the MoE (+/- 4%)

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