I have Mitt Romney’s boxing music… what? Oh, sorry…

…yeah, he’s boxing Holyfield.

…[Mitt] Romney is slated to fight former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in the marquis event during a several-bout evening at the Rail Event Center near the Union Pacific Depot in Salt Lake City on May 15.

“It will either be a very short fight, or I will be knocked unconscious,” Romney quipped in an interview recently. “It won’t be much of a fight. We’ll both suit up and get in the ring and spar around a little bit.”

Uh-huh, Mitt. That’s right: lull Evander into a false sense of security. (more…)


Quote of the Day, Romney’s Jab At Jeb edition.

Nice to see that I wasn’t the only one* who noticed it:

In an apparent jab at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is 61, Romney emphasized the need for a fresh face for the GOP.

“I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee,” he told supporters on the call. “In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case.”

There are a bunch of candidates who could fit that description: Bush and Christie aren’t two of them. Interesting… (more…)


2012: Joe Biden slams Mitt Romney for… being right about Iraq, Syria, and Russia.

I honestly and truly do not like to tell people that the best thing that they can do for the Republic is not to vote.


…if Joe Biden’s argument here swayed you – if the thought that Mitt Romney, if elected, would try to:

  • Reverse our withdrawal of troops from Iraq (there’s a heck of a lot of people in ISIS-held territory that wish we were still there);
  • Stop using a fixed timetable for our withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan (I believe that ISIS has shown us all why that’s a bad idea);
  • Engage in combat in Syria (note that Joe Biden assumed that we’d be fighting the fascists there, not giving them [and the theocrats in Iran] tacit assistance);
  • And confront Russia (who is merrily pushing everywhere they can, right now)

and you thought that this was all a bad thing; then I will submit to you that in voting for Obama-Biden you made the single most foolish, uninformed, and downright dangerous Presidential vote that you are likely to make in your life.  And while I absolutely respect the right of you to exercise your franchise – better men and women than either  you or I died to protect that right – it is my humble request that you refrain from damaging the country that we both love in the future.  I have kids, you see. I don’t want to see them worse off than I was, at their age.

Moe Lane (crosspost)



Tweet of the Day, Mitt Romney Does The GOP A Solid edition.

The funny part is, you can easily believe that Mitt Romney means it when he indicates that he won’t run again.

He’s a pretty honest guy, is what I’m saying. Honest. Reliable. Steady. Obviously not good at campaigning, but, shoot, he’s going to make a great Cabinet Secretary in 2017.


I’m going to go with ‘Mitt Romney is not an idiot,’ myself.

Not ‘time travel:’ and note that that’s the answer that Ryan Williams favors. Shoot, Justen Charters (the originator of the ‘time travel’ argument) would agree: the reason that Mitt Romney accurately called in 2007 what would happen in 2014 if somebody was so stupid as to let Iraq collapse is because it was so bloody obvious what would happen.

Choice of adjective deliberate.  I’d never thought I’d see a President so unwise as to defecate in his own blankets, but apparently that’s just a thing that Barack Obama does.

Moe Lane

PS: Of course Mitt Romney would have made a better President than the current one.  This is fairly self-evident, no?


Quote of the Day, Mitt Romney Twists The Foreign Policy Knife edition.

The use of the Shakespeare quote was particularly vicious. I approve, mind you:

In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options. There was a juncture when America had the potential to influence events. But we failed to act at the propitious point; that moment having passed, we were left without acceptable options. In foreign affairs as in life, there is, as Shakespeare had it, “a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.”



The New Republic is apparently as mature as my seven year old.

Sure, TNR gets points for finally admitting reality.

Here are Romney’s remarks, in their full context, which came during a conversation with Wolf Blitzer:

[snip of Romney accurately describing the nature of the current Russian regime and its essential and unique adversarial nature towards us]

This all seems…exactly right.

…but that’s not enough.  I mean, I know that it’s hard to admit that you were wrong about something, and that you’re sorry: as I said, I have a seven year old that needs to be prompted about that from time to time.  But he’s seven.  What’s TNR’s excuse?

Moe Lane


Quote of the Day, Ethically There’s No Contest Between Romney And Obama edition.

Glenn Reynolds, on the upcoming (and apparently very good) Mitt Romney documentary*:

…Romney was always a better man than Obama — he’s quite possibly the best human being to run for the White House in quite a few election cycles — but he was a worse candidate, and that’s what determines elections. The voters decided what they wanted, and now they’re getting it good and hard.

I had to be jollied into stumping for Romney – but it didn’t grate on me the way that having to stump for John McCain did. I wish we had nominated somebody who had won, because the country would be in a much better position right now if we had. But we did not. I don’t particularly groove on the negative reinforcement that we’re receiving as a consequence – but my hands are, as they say, tied. (more…)


Mitt Romney: don’t waste your time. Just give *me* $50 million to work with.

Come, I will conceal nothing from you. I only read this:

Romney Planning to Rejoin National Dialogue

Months After Election Loss, He Will Host Event in Utah for 200 Friends and Campaign Supporters

…the rest is behind a paywall.  Still: you want to rejoin the National Dialogue, Mr. Romney?  This is how you do it: you give me fifty million dollars and then you tell me what you want said.  Assuming that what you want said is nothing nasty – a safe bet; you’re ridiculously squeaky-clean – I’ll then say it for you.  If you like how it came out, you can keep giving me money until it’s gone, or you’re happy. (more…)


I take @instapundit’s point, but “Mitt Romney, WARLORD OF DETROIT”…

…still has a certain ring to it.

Detroit, near death after years of being crushed by the weight of its own industrial decline, political malfeasance and insurmountable debt, needs a savior. Michigan’s governor will soon appoint an emergency financial manager for the city, giving him or her 
18 months to execute a plan to pull the Motor City out of its financial sinkhole.

And Mitt Romney has every reason to volunteer for that job.

Besides, what the hell CAN they do to Mitt Romney, past calling him a racist?  Which, and I agree with Glenn on this, they will.  But if Romney gets the kind of powers that I would realistically expect from the nickname “Warlord of Detroit” – and, thanks to Right-to-Work, I can see him getting them – and uses them to fix the horrific mess that the Democrats have created… well.  That will resonate elsewhere than in Detroit.

And, who knows?  Maybe some of the people in Detroit will figure out where their class interests actually lie.

Moe Lane


An updated list of major paper endorsement flips to Romney.

Data mostly from here, and updated. Note that these are major paper flips.  Swing state paper flips are more problematical, largely because what’s definable as a ‘swing state’ is shifting fairly drastically in the GOP’s definition right now…

The Daily News (New York) 
Newsday (Long Island, NY)
Houston Chronicle
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX)
Orlando Sentinel
Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
The Tennessean (Nashville)
The Des Moines Register
 Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Daily News (Los Angeles)
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)
Press-Telegram (Los Angeles County, CA)

There aren’t very many national papers that haven’t endorsed, and I suspect that the ones that haven’t yet, won’t. I find it… interesting… that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the New Orleans Times-Picayune are apparently going to sit this one out, after endorsing Obama in 2008; assuming, of course, that they don’t do their endorsements late. It’s also interesting that there hasn’t been much movement the other way…


Romney-Ryan “Expand the Map” raised over 8 million in a week.

They were aiming to raise seven million in seven days: even with taking a couple of days off from fundraising because of Hurricane Sandy they did it in five.  They’re now trying to get another two million by the end of t0night: the running total is 8.67 million, but it will probably be higher by the time you read this.  It might, in fact, be higher by the time I hit the publish button.

Moe Lane

PS: Why aren’t you hearing about Obama’s fundraising prowess, this last week?  Mostly because his campaign’s final fundraising emails read like a drunk trying to finagle one last sawbuck for a fifth of cheap scotch.  I’m getting the feeling that the pipes are dry.

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