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#1 Perhaps Romney is that generous but really, by now I'm not sure even Michelle thinks Obama is a nice person.
Posted by lord garth 2012-04-23 08:47||
#2 "If I needed an operation and serious medical procedure due to cancer, I'll ask for the 'best' surgeon available, not the nicest surgeon available."
Rudy Guliani, Fox News this morning
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-23 09:07||
#3 I, for one, think he's an arrogant narcissist - not a nice person - a petulant child
Posted by Frank G 2012-04-23 09:43||
#4 Even if Romney thought Obama was evil incarnate he's be wise to keep things polite and hammer home the message.
Obama has high personal popularity numbers and horrible job performance numbers. This hits that perfectly. I think the phrasing is perfect.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-04-23 10:16||
#5 He's only "nice" if you're the one receiving the.... "Free Stuff."
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-23 10:19||
#6 ...or good kickbacksgood old boy rewardsquid pro quo return on campaign contribution investments.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-04-23 10:24||
#7 He is not nice. Not nice at all. Just ask Palin and her family. And now Romney and his kids (and dog). A nice guy would have put the hammer down and stop the attacks on the family. Obama and his administration most likely green-lights them.
I'm not sure even Michelle thinks Obama is a nice person.
Oh sure she does... someone who would eat dog would eat anything...
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-04-23 11:28||
#8 Crazy fool,
There is still the issue of skill.
Posted by Frozen Al 2012-04-23 11:50||
#9 Thanks for that, CrazyFool. I may never get that image out of my head.
As for the nice guy, I remember hearing the same thing about jimmuh carter. I understand what the article is saying, maybe it's even right. Romney wants to play it cool for all the lame brains out there in TV land and not be seen as some raving, right-wing nut. But Obama is not a nice guy. Neither was jimmuh. That's giving them too much credit.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-04-23 11:59||
#10 You do not need ad hominum attacks. O's record has plenty of material to defeat him if his opponent has the stones to do it.
It would also be nice™ if Romney would outline what the issues are and what he would plan to do to solve the problems. There is plenty of material here, too.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-04-23 13:46||
#11 I, for one, think he's an arrogant narcissist - not a nice person - a petulant child
Aunt Myrtle says he is the anti-Christ, but we probably shouldn't start that up again. Besides, as AP says, his record is damning enough.
Posted by SteveS 2012-04-23 14:39||
#12 You do not need ad hominum attacks. Agree. But the MSM and internet commentary alike are so hooked on this type of attack, that is mostly what comes to the surface.
A certain kind of wise crack response can be used to counter ad hominem attacks, but nowadays is rare. FDR used them, e.g. by having his dog Fala make the comment: Well, of course, I don't resent attacks, and my family don't resent attacks--but Fala does resent them. Maybe that's why Fala has his own statue in DC.
How about, "If I had a son, he'd look like Brian Terry." ?
How about, "The media and the Democrats are far more concerned about how I spend my own money than they are about how Obama wastes other people's money."
Etc. This kind of response just doesn't seem to be in Romney's repertoire.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-04-23 14:51||
#13 Romney is being pushed to pick Marc Rubio as his VEEP, espec to unify the GOP-Right for November, but I'm not convinced he will, or should.
* "Horrible job performance numbers" - Sorry #4, but dats not what the MSM is repor this week, or last.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-23 21:47||
#14 I wasn't talking about employment numbers but his rating on "how he's handling the economy" and "how he's handling foreign policy" numbers showing up on polls.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-04-23 22:30||
Posted by junkiron 2012-04-23 23:21||