Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: The Do-Over – & Sunday Show Wrap Up


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New York Times writes how Romney’s “convention re-invention” will include a desperate attempt to convince the middle class he actually cares about them by launching false attacks on issues like welfare and enlisting himself in the birther movement:Romney Adopts Harder Message for Last Stretch:

The moves reflect a campaign infused with a sharper edge and overtones of class and race. On Friday, Mr. Romney said at a rally that no one had ever had to ask him about his birth certificate, and Mr. Ryan invoked his Catholicism and love of hunting. Democrats angrily said Mr. Romney’s remark associated him with the fringe “birther” camp seeking falsely to portray Mr. Obama as not American.

On “FOX News Sunday” this morning,Mitt Romney said voters can make judgments about his offshore accounts and investments in foreign tax havens by looking at the documents he has disclosed. He said, “I will not try to hide who I am and try to manipulate my life to try to avoid the truth.” But that’s exactly what he’s doing by refusing to follow precedent set by his own father and releasing multiple years of tax returns. VIDEO:
On “This Week” today,Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards said that Mitt Romney’s policies for the middle class—turning Medicare into a voucher system and raising taxes on the middle class to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires—are why his attempt at a “convention re-invention” won’t work. This morning, Obama for America released a cinematic preview of Mitt Romney’s “convention re-invention,” demonstrating why he won’t be able to fool voters.VIDEO:
On “Meet the Press” this morning, DNC Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz discussed how Mitt Romney’s “big Etch-a-Sketch moment” in Tampa this week won’t work.VIDEO:

Other headlines not to miss:

Former Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist endorsed President Obama on the eve of the Republican convention in theTampa Bay Times: Former Gov. Charlie Crist: Here’s why I’m backing Barack Obama “As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation.” Jeb Bush took Romney and the Republican party to task for their extreme positions and tone regarding immigration: Los Angeles Times: Jeb Bush to GOP: Time to change the tone on immigration:

Raleigh News Observer takes a look at the devastating impact of Mitt Romney’s experience as a corporate buyout specialist on North Carolina: Mitt Romney’s record in N.C.: a mix of profits, cuts and bankruptcy: “Bain reaped $900,000 in initial annual fees and made a 100 percent profit even as GS Industries suffocated from a debt that eventually led to more than 2,000 job cuts and bankruptcy in 2001…And once in control, Bain moved quickly to cut costs, laying off 50 employees within a month …  “They handled it like we were escaped convicts or something,” said Bruce Garland, a former employee. “It was not handled with any kind of dignity at all.” Many saw it coming. “The only reason for a non-tech company to purchase a tech company,” said David Both, a former employee, “is to strip out the good parts and suck the money out of it and kill off the rest.””

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9 Responses to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: The Do-Over – & Sunday Show Wrap Up

  1. Ametia says:

    Ron Paul declines a speaking spot at GOP convention after Romney demands to review remarks

    Source: Houston Chronicle

    The libertarian Republican presidential candidate says he’s declined an opportunity to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa because Mitt Romney’s campaign imposed two conditions on any Paul speech — that it be reviewed by the nominee-to-be’s team and that it include an endorsement without hesitation or reservation.

    “It wouldn’t be my speech,” the Texas congressman told the New York Times. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”

    Pundits noted that the uncompromising attitude that has won Paul a national following also limits his clout within the GOP.

    “Uncompromising and perfectly willing to operate on the margins of mainstream politics for decades, Ron Paul proved unable to take his liberty message to a broader audience,” Charlie Mahtesian wrote today in Politico. “Even this year, at the height of his national influence and popularity, the Texas congressman failed to win the popular vote in a single state and never seriously threatened to win the GOP nomination.”

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  2. Ametia says:

    RNC Chair: Obama “is not real anymore”
    Source: CBS News

    (CBS News) Four years after the nation enthusiastically embraced his presidency, President Obama’s brand is broken, according to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

    “I think Barack Obama’s not real anymore to the American people,” Priebus said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” from the site of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. “At the top of the ticket is a man who sold us a bill of goods and delivered on very little.”

    Voters, he added, are “starving for real authentic people that make a promise and keep a promise.”

    As the Republican convention gets underway this week, Priebus and the GOP are tasked with convincing voters that Mitt Romney is the candidate they are looking for. The focus of the week, Priebus said, will be “telling the Mitt Romney story.”



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  3. vitaminlover says:

    Say, Willard. Remember you are an etch-a-sketch. So you will always be shook up!

  4. Ametia says:

    3 Chics Politico’s rating of the GOP-ROMNEY-RYAN-AKIN PLATFORM

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