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Old 08-08-2007, 12:21 PM  
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Mitt Romney: I haven't seen someone living in an elitist bubble since, well Bush Jr.

When asked why none of his 5 sons have served in the military during the last 6 years since 9/11, Romney should have just left it at this.

"My sons are all adults and they've made decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard."

That's the right political answer that both covers your twisted thinking and is unasailable, IMO. But he went on to

"One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president."

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Romney noted that his middle son, 36-year-old Josh, was completing a recreational vehicle tour of all 99 Iowa counties on Wednesday and said, "I respect that and respect all those and the way they serve this great country."

This woman put it quite well...

"Of course not," Griffiths said when asked if she was satisfied with Romney's answer. "He told me the way his son shows support for our military and our nation is to buy a Winnebago and ride across Iowa and help him get elected."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070808/...pr/romney_iowa
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:56 PM   #3
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These guys are completely out of touch with the common man.

I was watching that new game show last night with Drew Carey, The Power of Ten. One of the questions was about what percentage of the people polled had spent more than $100 on a pair of jeans. Drew was shocked to find the answer was a measly 10%. His comment was, "All I can say is Wal-Mart." My first thought was, "welcome to reality."

I think most everyone in DC is as bad or worse than that. They have no idea what it is like to live in todays world as a common man and have to decide which bill you are going to pay this month and which one will wait until next payday. They don't know what it means to be relying on food stamps to feed their kids. They have no clue what it is like to expect to not go to college simply due to economics, either not not being to afford it or needing to work to support families taking precedence.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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I think most everyone in DC is as bad or worse than that. They have no idea what it is like to live in todays world as a common man and have to decide which bill you are going to pay this month and which one will wait until next payday. They don't know what it means to be relying on food stamps to feed their kids. They have no clue what it is like to expect to not go to college simply due to economics, either not not being to afford it or needing to work to support families taking precedence.
The house is truely better at that than the Senate. And some individuals are better at it than others. The house members are constantly running for election and only have a small region to represent, so they are out meeting with the people. The Senate by design creates a gap by way of representing the whole state and only running every 6 years.

The President, the policy advisors, the political advisors, are very often out of touch and the Washington media, the pundits and the like are all as closely connected to the issues as their polling permits.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
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Great thread idea!

No wonder pat's gonna nominate him.

But, geeze, only 5 kids....that's a cryin' shame for a Mormon.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:57 PM   #7
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I was watching that new game show last night with Drew Carey, The Power of Ten. One of the questions was about what percentage of the people polled had spent more than $100 on a pair of jeans. Drew was shocked to find the answer was a measly 10%. His comment was, "All I can say is Wal-Mart." My first thought was, "welcome to reality."
I don't even know a place in Waterloo to buy a $100 pair of jeans. $50-$60 at the mall I can think of.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:25 PM   #8
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When I looked at that campaign contributions database that banyon posted, almost all of the ones listed in my zip code were for Romney. I figured that it's because my town has a pretty large mormon contingent. There's even one of their historic sites here.

The only thing that made me think was that however many Mormon voter there are... they will probably vote for him by a huge margin.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:25 PM   #9
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Here's the full transcript of the answer...

Gotta love the fact that the Romney family left it to the charity of neice's neighbors to bring their new home up compliance with the association rules.

http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/b...out_of_context
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Question: "Hi, my name's Rachel Griffiths, thank you so much for being here and asking for our comments. And I appreciate your recognizing the Iraq War veteran. My question is how many of your five sons are currently serving in the U.S. military and if none of them are, how do they plan to support this War on Terrorism by enlisting in our U.S. military?"

Governor Romney: "Well, the good news is that we have a volunteer army and that's the way we're going to keep it. My sons are all adults and they've made their decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty. I respect their decision in that regard. I also respect and value very highly those who make a decision to serve in the military. I think we ought to show an outpouring of support just as I suggested. A surge of support for those families and those individuals who are serving. My niece, for instance, just to tell you what a neighborhood can do and how touching it can be.


"My niece, Misha, living out West, her husband I think he got a call on a Tuesday. He's in the National Guard. He got a call on a Tuesday that he was going to be called up and shipped overseas on a Thursday. And they just bought a home -– they hadn’t landscaped it -– but the rules in the neighborhood were that unless you got your home landscaped within a year of the time that you bought your home, they began fining you, because they didn’t want people having mud holes in front of their homes. And she was very worried and just before the year expired, she woke up one morning and looked out the window and all the neighbors were out there, rolling down sod, putting up trees, getting it all done."


"It’s remarkable how we can show our support for our nation and one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected, because they think I’d be a great president. My son, Josh, bought the family Winnebago and has visited 99 counties, most of them with his three kids and his wife. And I respect that and respect all of those in the way they serve this great country."
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:35 PM   #10
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:47 PM   #12
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These guys are completely out of touch with the common man.

I was watching that new game show last night with Drew Carey, The Power of Ten. One of the questions was about what percentage of the people polled had spent more than $100 on a pair of jeans. Drew was shocked to find the answer was a measly 10%. His comment was, "All I can say is Wal-Mart." My first thought was, "welcome to reality."

I think most everyone in DC is as bad or worse than that. They have no idea what it is like to live in todays world as a common man and have to decide which bill you are going to pay this month and which one will wait until next payday. They don't know what it means to be relying on food stamps to feed their kids. They have no clue what it is like to expect to not go to college simply due to economics, either not not being to afford it or needing to work to support families taking precedence.
This right here is why I HATE politicians. They just don't get it...
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:51 PM   #13
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:58 PM   #14
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I don't even know a place in Waterloo to buy a $100 pair of jeans. $50-$60 at the mall I can think of.
I hope you have a job now to pay for them instead of having to report dad to Social Services for not being able to get them.I imagine you'd have to report him to something far worse than SS for $50-60 jeans though.
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:03 PM   #15
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They have no clue what it is like to expect to not go to college simply due to economics, either not not being to afford it or needing to work to support families taking precedence.

I just want to comment on this, because I believe that there's no excuse in America for someone who truly wants to go to college not getting there. There are literally hundreds of doors available for people to walk through, rich or poor. All you have to do is open them. My family was one of those "borderline" families. Too poor to pay my way, and made too much to get any of the free stuff. But I took out student loans, and managed to make it all the way through keeping a job most of the time I was there.

And as far as needing to work to support families that take precedent, we all make our choices. If you put "starting a family" before "finishing a degree," there are consequences to those choices.

All that said, I agree that Mitt Romney is out of touch. I think the guy is a clown, the equivalent of Dan Quayle. I think Romney packages all the stupidity of Dan Quayle, the looks and charm of David Hasselhoff, and the decision-making ability of John Kerry to form a monsterously terrible choice for president.
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