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« on: March 19, 2012, 07:42:59 pm »
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Got to hand it to Mitt's campaign: they're disgusting at rapid speed!

Santorum said he "doesn't care about what the unemployment rate is" because his concerns are centered around something more foundational. His campaign "doesn't hinge on unemployment numbers." Of course, Team Romney hits him for saying that he doesn't care about the unemployed - http://mobile.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/santorum-i-don-t-care-what-the-unemployment-rate-s-going-to-be--20120319

Because we know Willard feels the plight of the unemployed.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 07:44:24 pm »
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Got to hand it to Mitt's campaign: they're disgusting at rapid speed!

Santorum said he "doesn't care about what the unemployment rate is" because his concerns are centered around something more foundational. His campaign "doesn't hinge on unemployment numbers." Of course, Team Romney hits him for saying that he doesn't care about the unemployed - http://mobile.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/santorum-i-don-t-care-what-the-unemployment-rate-s-going-to-be--20120319

Because we know Willard feels the plight of the unemployed.

Mitt has worked in the real economy and has created jobs, so I'd expect him to understand more than Santorum.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 07:47:24 pm »
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Yeah but Mitt also knows quite a bit about unemployment for other reasons...
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 07:51:07 pm »
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Santorum's at least actually trying to run a campaign on issues and principles, albeit issues and principles I disagree with passionately.  Unlike Romney, who's basically running on a "Economy bad, vote Romney" platform.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 07:58:37 pm »
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Ironically the Santorum statement in full is actually taking Romney out of context
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We need a candidate who's going to be a fighter for freedom. Who's going to get up and make that the central theme in this race because it is the central theme in this race. I don't care what the unemployment rate's going to be. Doesn't matter to me. My campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It's something more foundational that's going on. We have one nominee who says he wants to run the economy. What kind of conservative says that the president runs the economy? What conservative says I'm the guy, because of my economic experience, that can create jobs? I don't know. We conservatives generally think that government doesn't create jobs. That what government does is create an atmosphere for jobs to be created in the private sector.

Um, when has Mitt Romney said he wants to "run the economy" and when has he said that the President and the government "create Jobs" and not the private sector. Because from what I have been hearing, Romney has been saying exactly the opposite.


Also note how he calls Romney the nominee? Ooops. Freudian slip there Rick?
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 08:32:45 pm »
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Is this any more unfair than Mitt Romney's "I like to fire people" thing?
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 09:15:40 pm »
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All candidates have been taken out of context by rivals. Romney's the worst offender/loudest complainer about it being done to themselves.  But their say or do anything to win is just an extreme version of what all political campaigns are on some level.

That said, I don't think this offense is that bad in either direction in this case. Santorum is basically saying unemployment isn't his central concern.  And Romney is saying the president's job is to create jobs.

Romney's "I like to fire people" was taken out of context but his "I'm not worried about the poor" wasn't especially.  Even in full context, Romney was basically saying poor people, like rich people, are all set and helping them won't be my priority.

Romney himself has told more and more absurd lies than anyone except maybe Bachmann and Gingrich this primary and I do think it might to come back to haunt him in the general, along with several other problems he has.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 09:54:53 pm »
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But he does care - so long as they have cheesy grits.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 09:55:33 pm »
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Is this any more unfair than Mitt Romney's "I like to fire people" thing?
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 11:08:22 am »
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Because we know Willard feels the plight of the unemployed.
Some of his best friends have created tens of thousands of unemployed!
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 11:14:42 am »
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Most of the time, Santorum quotes sound creepy in any context you put them. So what's your point?
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 12:18:25 pm »
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Is this any more unfair than Mitt Romney's "I like to fire people" thing?
Or "Corperations are people" for that matter?
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 01:30:13 pm »
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It is still a gaffe, just not a seminal one. Mittens has had his share too - each and every one of which is discussed in some detail around here. It is all part of the game. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 05:20:28 pm »

Because we know Willard feels the plight of the unemployed.

"I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed." -Mitt Romney
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