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    Romney 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

    GOP front-runner Mitt Romney said this morning that he's not concerned about the plight of the country's very poor because there are social safety nets that take care of them.
    Now before anybody goes off the deep end and starts posting that Romney wants to screw over poor people, you need to take his comments in the context in which they were delivered. And in this context, I can say the following:

    Romney may be talking hard right, but if elected, he is not going to destroy any of the social safety nets that are already in place, namely Social Security, Medicare, and SNAP (known as food stamps). However, I believe that he will also uphold Obamacare (Actually derived from Romneycare), and I have a problem with that. Otherwise, as I get to know him more, I am finding out that he is not the bogeyman that many are trying to make him out to be, and if elected, would take his direction from precedents already set by previous administrations on issues like Social Security. As far as Obamacare goes, that would stay, whether Obama or Romney is president. This is the way I see things, at this time, although my perception could change between now and election day.

    I have already said this year that I would be voting third party, but if Romney is not batcrap insane (and it appears that he isn't), I may actually end up voting for him, just to get Obama out of office. Still, the stances he is taking in the primaries make the election an uphill climb for him, but once he has the nomination, he will most likely drift towards the center, in an attempt to pick up the moderates and Independents he needs to win.

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    Re: Romney 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

    I think that Romney is a smart guy, and is not insane, which distinguishes him from the other GOP candidates. I wouldn't jump off a bridge if he was elected. The problem I have with him is that I really don't know what he'd do if he won. He seems to say and do whatever he thinks he needs to say or do to best promote the interests of Mitt Romney. Conservatives talk a lot about the alleged uncertainty problem that Obama creates, but I'm much more certain about what Obama would do than I am about what Mitt would do.

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    I think Romney will win the Primaries because the money is behind him and he doesn't infuriate the extreme left enough to vote against him like a Gingrich.

    I also believe unless Obama can really bring on the charm and pad his resume with more feel good platitude moves he'll lose to Romney in the general election. Obama has lost some of his core supporters for not being far enough left, especially on the corporate and war issues. Romney appeals to the middle, which could be the largest and fastest growing segment of new voters.

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    Re: Romney 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Now before anybody goes off the deep end and starts posting that Romney wants to screw over poor people, you need to take his comments in the context in which they were delivered. And in this context, I can say the following:

    Romney may be talking hard right, but if elected, he is not going to destroy any of the social safety nets that are already in place, namely Social Security, Medicare, and SNAP (known as food stamps). However, I believe that he will also uphold Obamacare (Actually derived from Romneycare), and I have a problem with that. Otherwise, as I get to know him more, I am finding out that he is not the bogeyman that many are trying to make him out to be, and if elected, would take his direction from precedents already set by previous administrations on issues like Social Security. As far as Obamacare goes, that would stay, whether Obama or Romney is president. This is the way I see things, at this time, although my perception could change between now and election day.

    I have already said this year that I would be voting third party, but if Romney is not batcrap insane (and it appears that he isn't), I may actually end up voting for him, just to get Obama out of office. Still, the stances he is taking in the primaries make the election an uphill climb for him, but once he has the nomination, he will most likely drift towards the center, in an attempt to pick up the moderates and Independents he needs to win.

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    I agree except for your comment on Obama Care. Romney has said repeatedly that he will begin work repealing it the first day he is in office.

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    Re: Romney 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I agree except for your comment on Obama Care. Romney has said repeatedly that he will begin work repealing it the first day he is in office.
    He said a lot of things ... before he did an about face and said just the opposite.

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    Re: Romney 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    He said a lot of things ... before he did an about face and said just the opposite.
    Sorta like Obama does ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Sorta like Obama does ???
    Certainly Obama hasn't done it to the same degree, no.

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    Re: Romney 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Certainly Obama hasn't done it to the same degree, no.
    Be careful, you might trip and fall wearing those blinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Be careful, you might trip and fall wearing those blinders.
    Thanks. I'll just stand in one place waiting for you to support your argument, if you can.

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    Re: Romney 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I agree except for your comment on Obama Care. Romney has said repeatedly that he will begin work repealing it the first day he is in office.
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