Comments on: Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/10/17/romneys-auto-bailout-dodge-strains-credulity/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:47:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mlcopines http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/10/17/romneys-auto-bailout-dodge-strains-credulity/#comment-11 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:52:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=22#comment-11 xit007 must really be Romney in disguise. Nothing he wrote makes sense!

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By: xit007 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/10/17/romneys-auto-bailout-dodge-strains-credulity/#comment-10 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:17:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=22#comment-10 For all of your nuanced analysis and the whiners of destruction – scare tactics. I would rather have Romney presiding over their bankruptcy than Obama. Obama has his Detroit cronies and the Democrats are notorious for sucking the unions for money. This scare mongering of Romney is pathetic. The patch that was placed on GM is tinkering – at least I would have a man with the skills to do it in the Oval office. Why GM – why not Ford – because the simple economics of business. GM was teetering before the crisis and should have been more lean like Ford. Cronyism is a two party system. I compare this race to a union (Democrats) making a business (US) noncompetitive and fighting for benefits when the market is in the tank. This always ends badly because the reality is – if the business is not competitive it fails. But government tinkers with the reality and says you can have everything and stay in business — cause we do (US government) …academics make plans and have conversations- rarely do they have to execute anything, they just have to win the conversation. Conversations done make businesses nor do they deal with reality…you actually have to make the business work, the numbers work and make a profit. Tinkerers just tinker….

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By: Mike_s1 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/10/17/romneys-auto-bailout-dodge-strains-credulity/#comment-9 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:21:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=22#comment-9 Hardly news…Romney’s campaign is based on not saying anything, or changing his position drastically for each and every audience that you might as well not say anything. It’s a great way to berate your opponent for ‘what he did the past four years’ without providing any prescription of your own, other than ‘I would have done it better.’

Romney was categorically against the Affordable Care Act, even though he treated it as a legislative triumph when he was governor. But when public opinion came out that many of the options were very popular, he decided he FOR those parts (so repealing it is not job #1, unless you’re his running mate). He’s apparently just for the popular parts and removing the stuff voters don’t like. Heck, I’m all for owning a new car, I just don’t like paying for them, so can I skip that part?

So, on health care, progressive-> conservative-> moderate-> pragmatist…where does the needle stop? But these position changes leave one very worrying question that nobody is asking. If Mitt’s answers are based on ‘what works now’, if elected those decisions will be made by his cabinet. And we have NO IDEA who those people will be since Mitt is a bit slow to release details. If cabinet positions were tax returns, he’d never fill them. But more than likely the choices will be limited to a mix of neo-con Washington insiders who have been sitting around since W left town. I’m not so sure that we want those folks back in the seat of power.

We can only be sure of one thing…there won’t be any women in the cabinet, even with binders full of qualified candidates.

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By: americanguy http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/10/17/romneys-auto-bailout-dodge-strains-credulity/#comment-8 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:21:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=22#comment-8 Romney and his friends wanted the auto industry to go under so they could buy the companies cheap, then sell them to China for huge profits.
Romney just can’t get over his epic failure (and the failure of his wealthy friends) to make billions off the suffering and destruction of the American auto industry.
There is also the issue of defense products made by American automakers, and national security.

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By: LoveJoyOne http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/10/17/romneys-auto-bailout-dodge-strains-credulity/#comment-7 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:55:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=22#comment-7 American’s too often tend to hear what they want to hear, and since Romney is constantly changing his positions to match what the audiences want to hear, they’ll end up getting what they’re listening for.

The dangerous thing is that this flip-flopping fibber has a good chance of getting elected.

I’m afraid he’ll just rubber-stamp everything that comes through the Tea Party congress, since he doesn’t seem to have any fundamental values he’s willing to stand up for.

So if you want to know what America would look like with Romney as president, just ask the Tea Party.

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