Mar
18
2014
7

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.”

(more…)

Mar
03
2014
3

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

Dec
19
2013
6

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…)

May
31
2013
1

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…)

Mar
04
2013
20

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

Nov
04
2012
5

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…

Nov
03
2012
2

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.

Nov
03
2012
4

New Romney ad: “Revenge, or Love of Country.”

From those who missed it: the commercial is cut from two rallies yesterday:

The Republican nominee — who addressed a crowd approaching 25,000 people, the largest of his campaign — was referring to a comment made by the president during a rally in Springfield Ohio earlier in the day, after the crowd began to boo when he mentioned Romney’s name. “No, no, no, Don’t boo. Vote,” Obama told the audience. “Voting is the best revenge.”

Romney, who has been portraying Obama as a divisive leader in his stump speech of late, used the comments to highlight his point.

“Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for revenge,” he said, pausing and then repeating the line for emphasis. “For revenge. Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”

Three days until election day. Mitt Romney for President.

Nov
03
2012
7

Quote of the Night, Now THIS Is A Quote edition.

This is perfect.

…and I am sorry, but Barack Obama has a small soul.

Nov
01
2012
2

You know what this Tide Ad needs? An “I’m Mitt Romney…”

“…and I approve this message.”

Seriously.

Via Instapundit.

Nov
01
2012
3

New Romney-Ryan ad: “Secretary of Business.”

As Hot Air notes: when somebody tosses you a softball like this, you go ahead and hit it.

I forget who pointed this out first, but we already have a “Secretary of Business:” it’s called the Secretary of Commerce, only we actually haven’t had one since June.  The last guy (John Bryson) resigned for medical reasons in June, and the President hasn’t bothered to try to get a new one because Obama was apparently busier working on more important things, like Big Bird.  And that tells you the priorities of this administration, right there.

Moe Lane

PS: Mitt Romney for President.

Nov
01
2012
2

New Romney ad: “Five Days.”

Saw this over at AoSHQ.

Home stretch, folks.  Get your game faces on and get ready to rock and roll… what’s that?  Oh, yes, if you prefer to polka you may do so as well.  We will even stretch the point and permit getting jazzed up.  But no waltzes, please.  Too slow.

Moe Lane

PS: Mitt Romney for President.

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