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    Re: Romney moves to reassemble campaign apparatus for 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You're absolutely right. The media pounded away, day after day, hour after hour, drumming that tune into the hearts and minds of American voters until it was second nature to them and there was nothing Romney could say or do to explain it away. Once the media gets you in their sights, you're done.
    that is all part of the game of politics.
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    Re: Romney moves to reassemble campaign apparatus for 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    that is all part of the game of politics.
    Agreed. It's why Romney has no chance this time around even if he'd be a good President.
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    Re: Romney moves to reassemble campaign apparatus for 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Sorry if you can't comprehend that there are two groups that happen to be at the 47% level. There is undoubtedly, as he stated, 47% of the electorate that were going to vote for Obama no matter what. All the polls showed this. The election was a very narrow one. And he's right - these people are bought and paid for by Democrats. They represent those in society who want bigger government, bigger handouts from government and they want government to rape the rich and successful to pay for more benefits to the rest. It's the entire reason for Democrats to exist - what can government give me next?

    Then there's the portion of the American people who don't pay federal income taxes - also, coincidentally, around the 47% mark. And as he said, the 47% who pay no federal income taxes aren't going to be interested in a message that says when President, Romney will work to reduce federal income taxes. If you pay no taxes, lower tax rates affect you not one bit so you don't care.
    You and the media twist the message to mean that both groups of 47% represent the same people - they don't. But it was a good trick and Romney's words were open to being used against him and they were, quite effectively. That's what's incontrovertibly true.
    So you mean to tell me that Romney, without distinguishing anything, was talking about multiple "47 percent" groups in the span of a few sentences? That's utterly absurd spin. Romney's comments showed exactly how cluelessly out of touch he truly was.
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    Re: Romney moves to reassemble campaign apparatus for 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You're absolutely right. The media pounded away, day after day, hour after hour, drumming that tune into the hearts and minds of American voters until it was second nature to them and there was nothing Romney could say or do to explain it away. Once the media gets you in their sights, you're done.
    Romney's 47% rant was just the icing on the cake. He was never good at relating to the average joe and already had one strike against him going into it because his career in the private sector consisted of sending people to the unemployment line.

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