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Thread: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Oh? What did he really mean by it then?
    He meant that there was no chance of garnering many of those votes and so the campaign should not pander to them.

    He did not mean "screw them". It was just a talk about campaign strategy.

    It's no different than Obama saying ~"we're not gonna get many conservative votes, so let's concentrate our efforts on the liberals".

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    It did change my mind about voting for him. His tone was dripping with contempt for half of the population. It was the last thing that drove me to vote Libertarian.


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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Maybe, but that alone did not likely have that much impact. The 47% comment was largely misunderstood, IMHO, since it was intended to mean that proposed federal income tax (FIT) cuts, which were not applicable to the 47% that pay no FIT, would not help to "buy" their votes. The Romney campaign had bigger screw-ups than that, for example his "simple" 59-point economic plan and explaining that while RomneyCare was good that its close cousin, ObamaCare, was bad.
    "I was in favor of the individual mandate before I was against it." A stiff wind would blow him over, and the 47% comment was a pretty good breeze.


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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It did change my mind about voting for him. His tone was dripping with contempt for half of the population. It was the last thing that drove me to vote Libertarian.
    Oh, please. It was not policy talk, it was CAMPAIGN talk. That's the context being removed to promote outrage among those blinded by partisanship and being taken advantage of with talking points.

    Obama could say ~"we're not getting many Southern Baptist votes, so let's concentrate on liberals". Would you also find him "dripping with contempt".

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    He meant that there was no chance of garnering many of those votes and so the campaign should not pander to them.

    He did not mean "screw them". It was just a talk about campaign strategy.

    It's no different than Obama saying ~"we're not gonna get many conservative votes, so let's concentrate our efforts on the liberals".
    Good to see someone has it right.

    Romney butchered the point he was trying to make, but hell, it was in a private meeting among supporters.

    Certainly the "O'Keefe" like release of the recording allowed the context to be turned into something it clearly wasn't, a call to focus election efforts in the right place.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    I guess you could say the truth hurts right!

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I was listening to a liberal radio talk show host and he made a statement that I'm not sure I believe. He said President Obama was losing until the video surfaced. What do you say?

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I think his image was always as a cold hearted business man.
    I disagree. I think people tried to make him appear cold hearted, especially with ads. He isn't cold hearted. He's a very smart businessman. You can be a great businessman and still have a heart.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Naaaa. He lost because he was a center right candidate who didnt have the support of the far right.

    Besides that he made a fool out of himself at frequent occasions, at least when he visited Europe, where he told Londerners that they were to incompetent to hold Olympic games, told the German press that he likes Germany because his wife buys really expensive horses there, and pissed of the nobel peace prize winner and Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa by telling him how bad unions are.



    But maybe Europeans "dont really understand" republicans....... or dont want to.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It did change my mind about voting for him. His tone was dripping with contempt for half of the population. It was the last thing that drove me to vote Libertarian.
    His tone is exactly a reflection of mine. I knew what he was talking about. I also have no use for people that wont work.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Naaaa. He lost because he was a center right candidate who didnt have the support of the far right.

    Besides that he made a fool out of himself at frequent occasions, at least when he visited Europe, where he told Londerners that they were to incompetent to hold Olympic games, told the German press that he likes Germany because his wife buys really expensive horses there, and pissed of the nobel peace prize winner and Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa by telling him how bad unions are.



    But maybe Europeans "dont really understand" republicans....... or dont want to.

    There's nothing wrong with anything he said in your post.

    Spare us the tabloid smears.

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