Comments on: About Mitt http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-219 Sat, 21 Jan 2012 08:28:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-219 I thought I was joking when I compared GOP nomination “debates” to choreographed show fights… But it seems they were determined to out-do me with reality. Just watching a few minutes of their latest “debate” was too much. I don’t think I can stand any more of it…

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-218 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 06:10:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-218 [For those who didn’t guess, I’m partly joking about the WWF comparison…]

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-217 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 18:16:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-217 > “Mitt Romney will be the nominee, and that’s been clear for months.”
It’s a little unfair to the other GOP candidates to suggest that it was clear Romney would win even before all the others had had a chance to make themselves heard.

But let’s say you’re right, in that it’s now obvious that Romney is going to win… Why would the GOP continue this theatrical spectacle, besides wanting to be seen as giving everyone a fair and democratic chance to be chosen by the voters and not the pundits or the “establishment”?

The GOP is getting free advertising for their candidate(s), from media coverage of their nomination contest. What’s not to like about that? It’s almost like those choreographed WWF fights… It’s just a slightly more intellectualised version of the same thing!

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By: RynoM http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-216 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:21:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-216 Mostly, I would agree that there is not much at stake, and that both Romney and Obama are far more similar than the partisans would have us believe. However the glaring exception – to me – is that Romney sounds ominously neo-con regarding foreign policy. That would be a disaster. I’m watching and waiting.

Bizarrely, Obama’s approach is more Reaganesque than everyone else’s except for Ron Paul. How the GOP has forgotten their disgraceful performance, resulting in the losses of 2006 and 2008, is beyond me.

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By: vh070 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-215 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:48:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-215 It’s a process, let it run through to its conclusion – the longer it takes the better it is for the incumbent. It’s a bit hard to warm to any of the lot anyway. Except maybe Ron Paul. At least he’s different. More of the same is too ridiculous to imagine.

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By: Snake.Plissken http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-214 Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:15:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-214 “Obama is unlikely to invade anyone.” — I am not really sure that claim holds much water. Despite the gradual withdraw of troops from the middle east, he certainly hasn’t done anything drastic to change the Bush agenda, in my opinion.

Do I think Romney is above controversial military action, no. But I think he will at least analyze foreign policy from an ROI perspective.

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By: Daviel http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-213 Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:53:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-213 Obama pulling us out of Afghanistan and the job market improving should take care of the Republicans.

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By: kodiak92 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-212 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 07:10:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-212 I was a member of our state delegation to the Republican national convention in 2008. When Gov. Romney came to the podium to address the convention then, the whole place was absolutely quiet. The entire mob of people was mesmerized by him. I was amazed. I told people around me then that Gov. Romney was going to be our next Republican nominee for President. You could feel it in the air …. It was in the cards for Mitt. We have been given some great Republican candidates. All of them are great men and I could vote for any one of them and feel good about it. But I do think that Gov. Romney has separated himself a bit from the others. He just acts like a President and handles situations in a presidential manner. I think he will win the Republican nomination and I also believe he will be our next president.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-206 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:52:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-206 Well there is one very large difference between Obama and every Republican running with the exception of Ron Paul. Obama is unlikely to invade anyone. That cannot be said about the Republicans. Their major differences seem to be whether to invade Iran or Pakistan or North Korea first, or alternatively reoccupy Iraq. They are a uniquely bellicose party that is uniformly ready to invade using money otherwise intended for the poor, for the disabled and for the elderly.

Republicans can afford new wars but cannot afford to keep their promises to ordinary Americans.

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By: Quatermass http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/01/11/about-mitt/#comment-205 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:43:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=226#comment-205 Oh, blardey blar. The differences between Mitts and Obama are so slight that stating “so much at stake” is balloon juice of the highest proof. These apocalyptic assertions are a disservice to anyone with an intellect above that of a cabbage.

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