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NYT: Romney Failing to Excite Base

OSKALOOSA, Iowa - Presidential candidates are again marshaling their forces to win Iowa, which is up for grabs in November. Mitt Romney, eager to capture a state President Obama carried four years ago, is planning another visit on Tuesday as he bulks up his existing 11 field offices to compete with Mr. Obama's 17.

But as he strides toward the traditional show of party unity at the Republican convention this month, Mr. Romney faces a worrisome undercurrent here: that the grass-roots elements who animated the Iowa caucuses - including evangelical Christians, Ron Paul supporters and Tea Party members - are not fully behind his candidacy in a battle that will be determined partly on who turns out his party's base.

"He just doesn't seem to connect well, and I'm not sure he's a strong enough candidate, to be very, very honest," said Steve Boender, a farmer here in southeast Iowa, who supported Rick Santorum in the state caucus. "I'm probably going to hold my nose and vote for him," Mr. Boender added, "but I'm afraid there are a fair amount of people that will" sit on their hands.

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/04/us/politics/in-iowa-grass-...

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The GOP Didn't Think Ahead

Romney said during one of the debates that he would not release his returns prior to 2010. The Obama team is not dumb. When they saw that debate, they knew Romney had something to hide. They were licking their chops to oppose Romney.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

You Are Right

Obama has already seen Romney's tax-returns and is waiting for the general election to leak it.

too handsome for governor, but he does look presidential

... a decade ago when [Clint Eastwood] first saw political advertisements featuring Romney, who was running for governor at the time.

"I said, God, this guy, he's too handsome to be governor, but he does look like he could be president," Eastwood joked. "As the years have gone by I began to think even more so about that."

Clint Eastwood is a movie actor and director. He requires actors to know their lines & look their part. Actors make you believe.

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LOL. Dirty Harry's

LOL. Dirty Harry's presidential choice is decided by whether or not he has a pretty face. Clint, you're shallow.

My tax returns leaked. My tax man jailed. - Richard M.Nixon

My base got excited. Most everyone seemed excited. Even my tax advisor got excited. He of course, went to jail on related charges.

Richard M. Nixon Presidential tax returns (1973)

President Richard Nixon's tax returns were leaked to the public. His tax advisor, Edward L. Morgan, became the fourth law-enforcement official to be charged with a crime during Watergate scandal.

Reporter Jack White, Providence Journal, won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting about Nixon's tax returns. Nixon, with a presidential salary of $200,000, paid a paltry $792.81 in federal income tax, 1970 and $878.03, 1971. Nixon's deductions of $571,000 for donating "vice-presidential papers" caught the attention of alarmists & concerned taxpayers. This was one of the reasons for his famous statement: "Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." - Richard M. Nixon, Presidential Speech shortly before his personal tax advisor went to jail. News conference video, 37 seconds. Soon, he became the only US President to resign from office.

So controversial was this leak, that most later US Presidents released their tax returns (though sometimes only partially). These returns can be found online at the Tax History Project

Current Presidential tax returns. Let us look at the Mr O & Mr R tax returns that are posted for your viewing.
President & other candidate tax returns

Mitt Romney related tax returns
2010 | 2011
Ann Romney
2010
Ann and Mitt Romney Family Trust
2010
Tyler Charitable Foundation
2010

Mr O relatated tax returns
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

The President and the First Lady have released their 2011 federal income and gift tax returns, as well as their Illinois income tax return.

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Reality sucks

For awhile there the media was paying overall favorable attention to Romney.. now they seemed to have turned on him. Maybe he sounded too nationalistic with some of his recent comments. If you look at the claimed "gaffes" they are hardly even note worthy and are clearly blown way out of proportion.

So people know, I supported Ron since 2007 and still hope he some how wins .. but looking at all angles I cant see how establishment GOP will allow this... and even if most of Ron's supporters don't vote, I don't feel as though that will mean definite defeat for Romney. We still have a large majority of voters that are effectively zombies and will vote for who they are told to by the media... altho more and more are waking up.

This is what I see.. agree or not:
http://www.newscorrected.com/2012/08/02/donor-lists-may-alre...

I actually want Obama to win (unless Ron can) paving the way for Rand in 2016... despite Rand doing some things I didnt like , he is still the best shot we have right now. The problem is, if Romney wins, especially if things continue to decline, we can effectively forget about Rand in 2016.. and probably 2020 too if Romneys presidency goes two terms and the nation is not in a lot better shape. :(

It isn't over until the votes

It isn't over until the votes are counted in Tampa and you are right.... If not Paul 4 more of Obama should have the country ready for the Revolution in 2016....

How can you not have goose

How can you not have goose bumps....

Gee, Stupid conservatives just can't

get excited about voting for another fake RINO lefty shoved down their throats by the media and an infiltrated faked opposition GOP? Imagine that. Go figure. What a mystery.
Probably because they are all religious haters.

Romney to meet w/ IA bigwigs to change Iowa GOP slate ?

Be very careful. Be aware. Danger ahead. DANGER AHEAD. Will Iowa bigwigs fall at Romney's feet ? Have the Iowa Ron Paul slate been sent in yet ? If it has not , danger ahead, danger ahead for Iowa. Will Iowa GOP cheat ? Or will they be an honest state. Will Iowa be an honorable state ?

Iowa is fortunate that the

Iowa is fortunate that the Iowa GOP leadership is in Ron Paul supporter's hands. I'm sure Romney will try something though. It's hard for me to imagine how he could succeed. Do you happen to have a link?

Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Mantain! - Iowa St

Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Mantain! - Iowa State Motto, since 1847. http://www.netstate.com/states/mottoes/ia_motto.htm

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I was a poll worker I know

I was a poll worker I know who came out to vote for Romney, and it's hard to excite your base when it is made up of the 75+ crowd that does only what the TV tells them to do.

Even the network state run media operatives

are looking forloined (except Faux's operatives). The financial ones are already sadly realizing that they burned Ron Paul. (just my observations from body language/facial expressions. They have discarded the snarky arrogant treatment. He's officially censored from the race and they should look in the mirror).

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What base? Romney is baseless, except for the amoral bankers.

The grassroots has a soul with a moral compass that consistently points to Liberty without ever wavering. Romney and the base will forever have irreconcilable differences.

There's only one way for Mitt Romney to win

unless the economy just bottoms out before November: put Rand Paul on the ticket.

"Mr. Romney faces a worrisome undercurrent here: that the grass-roots elements who animated the Iowa caucuses - including evangelical Christians, Ron Paul supporters and Tea Party members - are not fully behind his candidacy in a battle that will be determined partly on who turns out his party's base."

Rand Paul is the only VP pick Romney could make that would turn out enough voters in those three categories to beat Obama.

The only way Romney can win

The only way Romney can win this is to announce Ron Paul as nominee and then announce himself as VP.

Pauls wouldn't accept the offer.

They got enough to deal with as it is.

And the NYT

has just figured this out even after his rallies pulling in 100 peeps max?

Keepin' it real.

And the NYT

has just figured this out even after his rallies pulling in 100 peeps max?

Keepin' it real.

"He doesn't seem to connect well"

They're just noticing this NOW?? Good thing the NYT is right on top of this story.

Ha ha

I'm beginning to think that the press really really is the most ignorant robots around. They really really don't know any better at the lower levels. I think they hire them that way. What happened to journalism?! Un huhh we're noticing that nobody like Mitt Romney... Really? ya think?

Just wait until Fox flips and starts saying....

"Ron Paul, or none at all."

ITS ON THE WAY, GUARANTEED.
When Fox starts doing that, it means the banker money has been cut clean off from bribing that studio.

The banking arm of the Federal Reserve, which is the totalitarian government arm: will have been flung back into the Democratic party from whence it came. The more and more crimes come out on Romney, the more none of them can deny his cut&dry democratic roots.
http://www.thewhitehatsreport.com

Just imagine the idea of "MEDIA WARS", with CNN going absolutely ballistic against Fox and CBS for daring to doubt Herr Obama.
TAKE OUT THE POPCORN BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

Obama looks really scared because his plan is backfiring, because the mainstream media is about to split into a civil war.

And because he slipped up; Obama has unmasked

"Do you have a successful business? You didn't build that" (you're not the boss. I'm the boss, and I will destroy you.

Like a mafia....His business was based on crime, a crime spree.

Obama's seizing on all of Romney's flaws because Romney's business was based on racketeering, a crime spree.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/77201586/FBI-Response-to-FOIA-Re-B...
Obama's mafia tried to do things "ethically" (his voice, not mine)

I think that's what is finally going to kick him off the stage. Obama is distracted for now and unaware of Ron Paul's presence, and the more he attacks CEO Mitt Romney his base digs in the long knives.

Willard is a Dem

claiming to be a conservative.

Keepin' it real.

He is absolutely a communist dem

Not many like him anymore except Obama/Arlen Specter.

I Guess His Base Hasn't Heard Yet...

...about supporter Jenna Jameson.

Ha!!

lol

He excites me so much...

...that I'm gong to WRITE-IN DR. PAUL in November.

I'm just plain tired of the two-party crap. There's really no difference between the two anymore.

So if I'm going to "waste" my vote anyway, I might as well vote for the only principled candidate.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul