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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
posted by Kyle Hampton | 3:27 PM | permalink
I read this piece by Jonathan Martin about Mike Huckabee and had a few thoughts:
“I think the American people are increasingly frustrated with candidates who attempt, in essence, to buy their way in because they look at it and they say, ‘If a person can do that, do they really understand me? Do they represent me?’ And the conclusion is, no, they really don’t.”
Ever since Romney won the first quarter money race I’ve noticed that some candidates want to make the campaign as some sort of metaphor for real life, as in there are the “haves” and “have nots”. Huckabee tries to make that argument here, trying to paint Romney as disengaged because he’s raised the most money. But that’s just the point: Romney has RAISED the most money. This wasn’t some trust fund of political money that Romney inherited from a wealthy uncle. Romney is not some sort of Paris Hilton of politics; unaware of the realities of real life because of some inherited political wealth. Romney has worked hard to find donors and to generate support. The result of this hard work is the right to spend it as he deems fit to further his campaign goals. Evidently Romney has spent well as evidenced by his growing support.

As to Huckabee’s question about whether the common folk can relate to Romney, I think the answer is resoundingly yes. Beyond the increasing poll numbers, any businessman or blue collar worker will recognize Romney’s work ethic and see that in themselves. Huckabee’s claims ring hollow like the undeserving worker who gets passed over for a raise. We have little respect for people who claim privilege without earning it. Especially in a president, we don’t want someone complaining about the injustices of the world while continuing to under-perform. Americans want a man of consistent excellence.
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11 Comments:


Dont kid yourself. Mitt was a multi-millionaire the very day he was born. Mitt has never had to worry about where the next house payment was coming. But I give the devil his due, Mitt made millions by making a few right decisions. Im also sure that Mitt made plenty of money off the backs of the less fortunate. Soon we will know where every penny came from and Im guessing that Mitt has a few financial skeletons in his closet and it's a safe bet that his sons have had a few financial gaffs of their own. That too will come out as his sons are now fair game. When Mitt called them "soldiers for America" they became fair targets. We will find the dirt and we will defeat the Romneys. All of them. Just remember, you hear it from me first.

By Anonymous the mitt hits the fan, at August 21, 2007 at 3:53 PM  


"Remember, you heard it from me first." Those words can come back to bite you in the hiney my friend. I'm sure you've considered that. I am from blue collar Detroit, my husband came on a tourist visa with no language skills or cash, and we are now moving into millionare-hood DUE TO THIS GREAT LAND OF OPPORTUNITY. I don't begrudge Mr. Romney his cash and I am grateful to have a presidential choice other than the whiners that claim America makes you poor. Not familiar with that America, myself. And the politicians that claim that very thing are hypocrites themselves.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2007 at 4:40 PM  


Mitt Romney got that money from me and thousands more like me.
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We gave him that money because we want him to be President.
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If we wanted Gov. Huckabee to be POTUS we would have given our money to him.
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It really is that simple.
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Trolls ain't too bright.

By Anonymous GeorgiaMom, at August 21, 2007 at 5:00 PM  


I just have one question. After Mitt throws in the towel, Will you support Rudy G. or will you support St. Hillary? Those will be your choices. Who will you support? Mitt is going to throw in the towel after he finishes 4th, 5th, or 6th in SC. The handwriting is on the wall. Mitt will be begging to be the V.P. on the ticket. Rudy will say, "Hit the road Mitt, you are poison." Mitt will be forced into a life as being a millionaire. Just remember, you heard it from me first. If Mitt wanted to win this race he should have hired me. All Mitt has to do is ---------- opps Im not allowed to say what Mitt should do. The blog owner has put me on double-secret probation. We all know what Mitt has to do. But alas, he cant go down that road. I will agree that Mitt Romney would be the best GOP candidate to defeat St. Hillary but Mitt has a PROBLEM.

By Anonymous the mitt hits the fan, at August 21, 2007 at 6:07 PM  


Funny.. who is going to come in 3rd in SC?

Romney will come in 3rd or higher in SC.

Then Mitt Fanner with throw in the towel. Or better yet, before then.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2007 at 7:05 PM  


@mitt hits the fan:

You are always alluding to a PROBLEM that Romney has. By never actually saying what you personally believe his problem is, you leave it up to the reader to try to fill in the blanks. This is deceptive and misleading.

For example:
Let's say that someone was tried for murder and found innocent. Someone who still believes he is a bad person, albeit innocent may say something to the effect of: "If that person isn't a murderer, he must be something infinitely worse."

It's all supposition.

My point: Get to YOUR point, mitt hits the fan

ps. who pays you to mud sling all day?



I am not allowed to tell you why Mitt cannot win. The blog owner has made it quite clear that any mention about Mitt's "problem" will result in drastic measures against me. I do want to "Thank" the blog owner for allowing my Constitutional rights to be excercised. The owner of this blog is an upstanding citizen and I have all the respect in the world for him. This nation was founded on the principle of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. If we ever foresake these freedoms we are all in huge peril. Having said that I believe Mitt Romney would send this great nation in a totally different direction. I believe Mitt would never be able to make decisions without answering to a higher master. I cant be a party to that and I think every legal and ethical measure must be taken to stop him. I have been a Republican for 20 years and I have vowed never to vote for a Dem for as long as I live, and I never will. The real hope for the GOP party is Fred Thompson. He would be a terrific President and he carries none of the Romney baggage. Fred Thompson will be a fabulous President.

By Anonymous the mitt hits the fan, at August 21, 2007 at 8:35 PM  


When Huckabee criticizes Romney for having more campaign money, he is insulting every single one of the donors who gave it to him. Does Huckabee think that having fewer voters willing to invest in his campaign is a good thing? Donors are a gauge of support. Huckabee claiming that he's more connected with voters because he has less voter support is just baffling self-righteous doublespeak.



MHTF is a very poor spokesman for Fred Thompson.
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But the fact that he just admitted he is a relgious bigot (can't mention Romney's "problem") confirms that Fred's supporters do not care what kind of person gets the nomination as long as it isn't "The Mormon"
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Looks like Fred! has shored up the idgit vote.

By Anonymous GeorgiaMom, at August 21, 2007 at 9:56 PM  


By the mitt hits the fan-

You are a grade A, class one moron troll and your "opinions" are completely worthless.

Just thought you should know.



fanhitter-


Your biggest problem is your inability to make claims based on data. Anyone who has done the research can quickly see you're a complete ignoramus.


1. You claim Mitt will be a puppet for his church. This claim is not backed by any data/evidence. If you look at the histories of the hundreds of Mormons who have filled political offices, you will see they have not been "controlled" at all. Compare Orrin Hatch to Harry Reid. Mormon leadership does not dictate public policy to Mormon politicians.


2. Your claims of a Romney fizzle are comical. He has been dominating w/double digit leads in NH & Iowa (the states paying the most attention) for over two months. He's recently jumped in front by 10% in NV. In SC he's in 3rd, at 17%, far ahead of 4th place and just 7 points out of 1st. His numbers have been climbing every month. Also, if he wins Iowa and NH (which he almost certainly will), he'll get a massive boost that will likely cause a sweep through the primaries. In 2004 national polls Kerry was at 7% the day before Iowa, 29% two days after winning Iowa and 53% after he won NH.


You're obviously an anti-Mormon bigot. That's all you have. That's your whole beef. Your claims are totally void of substance.




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