Friday, February 08, 2008

Romney Lies to the End

Mitt Romney bugged out of the Republican nomination race, because, as CNN’s Dana Bash so succinctly put it last night: “The numbers showed it would have been virtually impossible for him (Romney) to win the nomination now given how many delegates John McCain has versus how many he has.” However, Romney said he quit the race “because I love America, in this time of war I feel I have to now stand aside for our party and for our country...and frankly, I would be making it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win. Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrendering to terror.” TIP: Whenever a politician and/ or snake oil salesman says “frankly”, whatever follows is a lie. So now, the Republican Party has its nominee: Senator John McCain. But that leaves many Republican voters with no one to vote for because McCain is not conservative enough, not born-again enough, not hawkish enough, not young enough. What will they do? Some say that when the election rolls around next November, those with no one to love will write in a Republican candidate’s name. Some will no doubt rally behind a dark horse Independent. But of this you may be sure, A lot of Republican energy between now and the election will be spent on Swiftboating both Obama and Clinton, trying new versions of voter fraud, inventing terror plots where none exist and generally in making childish mischief. And how will that work for the Republicans? Not well. Dirty tricks, the empty rhetoric that the country needs four more years of Republican crimes and misdemeanors, and a tired old war vet trying to look appealing is not a winning combo.


greta said...

Romney is not a liar. Let's check all the history of the three top running GOP candidates and well, I'd say that Romney is the only honest, none hating man of all. Huckabee is clearly a Mormon hater, which is why he wouldn't step out of the running, he would have given it to Romney. McCain is just as much of a flip-flop as Kerry and with the uncertainty of the future of America, we do not need that. Romney pulled out because he does want what is best for our nation. It's hard for the dishonest men to believe that there is any honesty left and that it lies with one of their competitors, but shhhh, don't tell anyone, it would make you look bad.

Todd Dugdale said...

The Republicans always seem stronger than they really are, electorally speaking.
At this time in 2006, the Democrats had only a 6 or 7 point lead in national Congressional polls. Right up to the election, Pew put that at only 4 points. Look what happened.

The GOP was making glowing predictions of a Republican sweep right up to the 2006 elections. That's what they do.

wrt to greta, the issue is not "lying", per se, but rather bullshit. Romney saying he's dropping out of the race because we're in a time of war and continuing would mean a surrender to terror is a mixture of fact and opinion. True we are in a "time of war", so he's not "lying", and as far as his continuing candidacy leading to a surrender to terror...well, that's just opinion.

He can't possibly win, so he's withdrawing. He's spent $14 million of his own money on a failed bid for the nomination. Even in a time of peace, it would be the sensible thing to do. So his stated reasons are simply bullshit. Someone going down on the Titanic can just as well say they are looking forward to a little Arctic swimming, or the Japanese in 1945 could have said they were surrendering in order to promote American tourism. You can't prove it's a "lie", but it's certainly bullshit.