May 31, 2012

Romney Speaks At Solyndra
— LauraW

Salt in the wound.

"Who wants to put money in a solar company when a government puts a half a billion into one of its choice?" Romney asked, suggesting the Department of Energy loan could discourage entrepreneurs worried they would have to compete against the federal government. "They don't understand how the free economy works."

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1 Mitt!!!!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2012 08:57 AM (UOM48)

2 I never thought I'd say this, but I think my wallet is beginning to open.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at May 31, 2012 08:58 AM (qwK3S)

3 Lulz

Posted by: Bosk at May 31, 2012 08:58 AM (n2K+4)

4

Man, what a freaking campaign thus far. 

 

golf clap.

Posted by: Ben at May 31, 2012 08:58 AM (wuv1c)

5 And, yes, my wallet is in my back pocket. My face is up here.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at May 31, 2012 08:59 AM (qwK3S)

6 I dare say that will become an iconic photo.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 08:59 AM (piMMO)

7 Oh and he's polling even in Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia. It's early, I know, but a man can dream can't he?

Posted by: Ben at May 31, 2012 08:59 AM (wuv1c)

8 I drink your milkshake. I drink it up.

Posted by: Mitt Romney, studmonkey at May 31, 2012 08:59 AM (RD7QR)

9 Rommmmmnnneeyyy!

Posted by: Axelrod Looking Like An Ass In Mass. at May 31, 2012 08:59 AM (c3mby)

10 I'm not sure my cynical Eeyore-ism can take much more of this.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 31, 2012 09:00 AM (/kI1Q)

11 So, my "anybody but Mitt" friends, got enthusiasm now? 

Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:00 AM (O3R/2)

12 Of course, all 29 people who watch CNN are commenting at the site.  This little gem is typical:


Bob

Etch-A-Sektch doesn't have a clue how ANYTHING works, much less the economy.

All he did was get rich sucking the life blood out of companies.

Let's talk Dick Cheney and Halliburton if you want to talk crony capitalism. THAT Was a crime.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2012 09:00 AM (UOM48)

13 Shoulda put the Obamabi 'O' as the O in Solyndra.

Posted by: CUS at May 31, 2012 09:00 AM (84pE9)

14 Oh yes.

Posted by: Tonawanda at May 31, 2012 09:01 AM (iuHbc)

15

Squirrell! SQUIRRELL, DAMMIT!!!

 

 

 

WILL YOU LOOK AT THE F'N SQUIRRELL?!?!?!?!!?!?

 

:gurg:

 

 

Posted by: MFM Drone at May 31, 2012 09:01 AM (YmPwQ)

16 Wow!  I have to admit, I've been pleasantly surprised by Mitt.  He is campaigning like he actually wants to win this thing!  Such a huge contast to the last candidate we ran.

Posted by: runningrn at May 31, 2012 09:01 AM (WGmy2)

17

He should hit up a couple of those coal mines or coal powered electrical plants that are closing down next. There are thousands of areas affected by Obama's failed policies that he could speachify from.

Posted by: Bosk at May 31, 2012 09:01 AM (n2K+4)

18

That is way 3 deal with job creators. You smash them into the ground, then you say "Ha ha ha, I have vanquished you, job creatorz."

Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:01 AM (O3R/2)

19
meh, needs more Greek columns

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 31, 2012 09:02 AM (9Q7Nu)

20 He should hit up a couple of those coal mines or coal powered electrical plants that are closing down next. There are thousands of areas affected by Obama's failed policies that he could speachify from.


****

Romney in jeans and work boots, going down into the shaft with some workers.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:02 AM (piMMO)

21 And the hits just keep coming! lol

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2012 09:03 AM (O/fK8)

22 Way to go Mitt!!!

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at May 31, 2012 09:03 AM (DGIjM)

23 Hey Barky, no lube for you.  #andthatsjustthetipMFer

Posted by: Mitt Romney, nad stomper at May 31, 2012 09:03 AM (NBj0d)

24 I've got this notion that Romney is kind of an ass-kicker.

Posted by: Bosk at May 31, 2012 09:03 AM (n2K+4)

25 I still think Warren breast-feeding Deval Patrick would upstage this Romney event.

But nobody is listening...

Posted by: Exile at May 31, 2012 09:04 AM (O0lVq)

26

 

 

There are some seriously deranged people commenting at CNN's site.

 

Good for you Mitt...

 

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E. Buzz. Bunnies. at May 31, 2012 09:04 AM (tcSZb)

27
Romney in jeans and work boots, going down into the shaft with some workers.

Don't stretch it too far.  Don't give them a Dukakis on a tank photo-op.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:04 AM (O3R/2)

28 This is the kind of short-sighted thinking that led us to invest in BlowChoomCo, the up-and-coming solar powered waterpipe company. Because selfish short-sighted businessmen couldn't see the enormous benefits to the United States flowing from this great product!

Wow, dude, am I baked!

Posted by: Barack 'Party on, Dave' Obama, TOKUS at May 31, 2012 09:04 AM (VMcoS)

29 Someone needs to Photoshop an Obama O over the O in Solyndra.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 31, 2012 09:04 AM (gPDxp)

30 OT, but I posted this on the dead thread.

A flashback to Carter era policies and a threat to Navy combat readiness...

This from The Heritage Foundation:

The year was 1979. AmericaÂ’s military had emerged from
the Vietnam War earlier in the decade and was now facing sizable and significant budget cuts.Capt. Tom Shanahan, commanding officer of
the USS Canisteo, had just returned from the Mediterranean Sea
and was now leading an overhaul of his fleet supply ship. Over the
course of 10 months, the crew assigned to the Canisteo gradually
disappeared, relocated by the Navy to other assignments. Those personnel cuts eventually left Shanahan with so few men that he couldnÂ’t take his ship
to sea. “Little by little, they stripped us of a lot of the people we had, key people,” Shanahan recounted recently. “By the time we were ready to get underway from the shipyard and go back to Norfolk, we didn’t have enough people. We didn’t have enough people in any of the departments, but mainly we didn’t have enough people in the engine room.”

Shanahan took the bold step of refusing to certify his ship as seaworthy He warned his superiors long before his readiness reports. Yet when he deemed his warship not ready for combat, it came as a surprise to many in the military.


Full story and vid here: http://bit.ly/KNL5Ra

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:05 AM (piMMO)

31 o/t:  In introducing laura, GWB said "she was the best first lady in history" and then added "sorry mom, we can agree to a tie"...per abc radio news....

Interesting ....

Posted by: minnie at May 31, 2012 09:05 AM (oZfic)

32 "The Thursday visit was kept a tight secret by the Romney campaign, which told reporters they needed to travel in a campaign bus to an undisclosed location.

A Romney adviser told reporters the campaign had concealed the event location for fear the Obama administration would somehow prevent them from staging it."








Axelrod has to be kicking himself after his own "secret" speech was pwned by those evil conservatives in Boston.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 31, 2012 09:06 AM (xDqit)

33 spacing suks

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:06 AM (piMMO)

34 Is anyone else starting to feel a bit sorry for BO and his campaign staff?    





Nah, me either.

Posted by: pep at May 31, 2012 09:06 AM (YXmuI)

35 o/t: In introducing laura, GWB said "she was the best first lady in history" and then added "sorry mom, we can agree to a tie"...per abc radio news....

Interesting ....


*****

What is so interesting about it? Are you not accustomed to seeing a loving husband and son display pride in his family?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:07 AM (piMMO)

36

This guy is much better than the Straight Talk Express, isn't he?

Or is the the part we hate on him for not being a "purity" candidate?

Posted by: Jay at May 31, 2012 09:07 AM (3LaGb)

37 21 And the hits just keep coming! lol

Posted by: Infidel at May 31, 2012 02:03 PM (O/fK

you might describe them as coming fast and furious....

Posted by: minnie at May 31, 2012 09:07 AM (oZfic)

38 #27

Don't stretch it too far. Don't give them a Dukakis on a tank photo-op.

Or the famous John F'n Kerry photo in his sperm suit.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 31, 2012 09:07 AM (L7hol)

39 Juan McCain would never do something this inconsiderate.

Posted by: Bob Saget at May 31, 2012 09:07 AM (SDkq3)

40
What is so interesting about it? Are you not accustomed to seeing a loving husband and son display pride in his family?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 02:07 PM (piMMO)

It's true and he had the guts to say it in front of the media darling....MO

Posted by: minnie at May 31, 2012 09:08 AM (oZfic)

41 I'd pay money if someone would park a flaming GM Volt behind the podium.

Posted by: Cicero at May 31, 2012 09:08 AM (QKKT0)

42

I've got this notion that Romney is kind of an ass-kicker.

 

 

Well, we already know he's a mean bully and a heck of a hair cutter!  Heh!  I say bring it!!!

Posted by: runningrn at May 31, 2012 09:09 AM (WGmy2)

43
Is anyone else starting to feel a bit sorry for BO and his campaign staff?





Nah, me either.

Posted by: pep at May 31, 2012 02:06 PM (YXmuI)





The Marquess of Queensberry was a pansy.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 31, 2012 09:09 AM (xDqit)

44 26 There are some seriously deranged people commenting at CNN's site. Good for you Mitt... Posted by: Rev. Dr. E. Buzz. Bunnies. at May 31, 2012 02:04 PM (tcSZb) But BAIN is BAD!!!!!1! They ran companies out of business and stole their money!!!1! /CNN commenters who never heard of Bain before this month but are suddenly experts on the work they do.

Posted by: Robviously at May 31, 2012 09:09 AM (oG/rt)

45 Chris, I think that once the American people realize the choice is between a president that will carefully weigh the benefits from using taxpayer's money to fund businesses against the drawbacks of taking the money from people in the first place, and a president that will shovel the cash out the doors as fast as humanly possible to anybody that will kick back some cash or even just a vote, well, Barack Obama will be the obvious choice.

Christ, what did I just say?????

Posted by: David Axelrod at May 31, 2012 09:09 AM (VMcoS)

46

o/t: In introducing laura, GWB said "she was the best first lady in history" and then added "sorry mom, we can agree to a tie"...per abc radio news....

Interesting ....

 

Well, it was a great line, it brought down the house.  GWB has a great sense of comedic timing, and his jokes got the best laughs.  His humor isn't forced and it doesn't have that mean edge that Choombama's does.

Posted by: runningrn at May 31, 2012 09:10 AM (WGmy2)

47 The world economy is only gonna get worse not better in the next year or two. Mitt needs to begin promising that he'll never, ever say anything about what he "inherited" from the SCOAMF and his cronies. It would be sooo fucking nice to have a president that won't piss, moan, whine, and cry about his predecessors whenever anything goes wrong.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at May 31, 2012 09:10 AM (kqGWM)

48
Heh. If Team O had a lick of sense they'd have pulled that sign down ages ago. It's one big photo op.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 31, 2012 09:11 AM (7P/17)

49 The American Public must think long and hard about whether we want to go back to an America of 4.7% unemployment and $2.00 gas.

Posted by: David Axelrod at May 31, 2012 09:11 AM (QKKT0)

50 41 I'd pay money if someone would park a flaming GM Volt behind the podium. Posted by: Cicero at May 31, 2012 02:08 PM (QKKT0) Bwahahahaha

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at May 31, 2012 09:12 AM (DGIjM)

51 "therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife."

No man should love his mother more than his wife.

GWB should have stopped talking when he said "sorry Mom."



Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:13 AM (O3R/2)

52 This is awesome.

I admit, I never bet the Mittster would have it in him.  I expected him to go the full McCain route. 

Well played Romney, well played.

I wonder if the networks will bear witness to this interesting tactical maneuver...

Posted by: CausticConservative at May 31, 2012 09:13 AM (gT3jF)

53 o/t: In introducing laura, GWB said "she was the best first lady in history" and then added "sorry mom, we can agree to a tie"...per abc radio news....
Interesting ....
Posted by: minnie at May 31, 2012 02:05 PM (oZfic)


Note to the clearly humor-impaired: such statements are known by most people as "jokes," or lighthearted statements intended to instill a sense of mirth in the people who hear them.

Posted by: Slublog at May 31, 2012 09:13 AM (0nqdj)

54 He should hit up a couple of those coal mines or coal powered electrical plants that are closing down next. There are thousands of areas affected by Obama's failed policies that he could speachify from. To borrow from Bizarro, Me no give coal miners the shaft! No, me take the shaft away from them!

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at May 31, 2012 09:14 AM (5UcDQ)

55
What is so interesting about it? Are you not accustomed to seeing a loving husband and son display pride in his family?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
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I'm also CURIOUS about minnie. Actually not.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 31, 2012 09:14 AM (7P/17)

56 Wow, the commenters at CNN live in a bubble, don't they? A big bag of air, and Choomy is blowing smoke into it.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at May 31, 2012 09:15 AM (UEEex)

57 "therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife."

No man should love his mother more than his wife.

GWB should have stopped talking when he said "sorry Mom."


****

Lighten up, Jimbo.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:15 AM (piMMO)

58 Obama sucks cock.

Posted by: Mr Pink at May 31, 2012 09:16 AM (jKKuO)

59 Heh, Megyn just showed Mitt at Solyndra, and now has a Cherokee Indian woman on going after Lizzie Warren.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 31, 2012 09:16 AM (UOM48)

60 I've told this story story before, perhaps on this worthy blog, but is is so delicious it is worth repeating. About a year ago, while fundraising in Chicago, Mitt and his team sent leftover pizza to obama chicago headquarters.  This was way before obama was sliding in the polls and at the time when baracka was crowing about raising a billion dollars.  so yeah, Mitt can do it.  on many levels. to send a team to meet and greet axelturf and do a presser at solyndra at the same time - teh awesome.

Posted by: runner at May 31, 2012 09:16 AM (WR5xI)

61 This is awesome.

I admit, I never bet the Mittster would have it in him. I expected him to go the full McCain route.

Well played Romney, well played.

I wonder if the networks will bear witness to this interesting tactical maneuver...


****

O'Reilly played a few clips of the Romney/Kennedy debates and Romney was no shrinking violet.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:16 AM (piMMO)

62
But that is pathetic. Not a single vehicle on the access road, parking lot empty, lawn full of weeds, no delivery trucks, no roach coach for all the gazillions of employees that should be there, no people going in or out the front door, just a big fake Chinese village of FAIL.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 31, 2012 09:17 AM (7P/17)

63 Humor-impaired?

I resemble that remark!

Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:17 AM (O3R/2)

64

 

 

BUT BAIN YOU BASTARDS! WHAT ABOUT BAIN!!!!!

 

BASTARDS!

 

 

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E. Buzz. Bunnies. at May 31, 2012 09:18 AM (tcSZb)

65 But that is pathetic. Not a single vehicle on the access road, parking lot empty, lawn full of weeds, no delivery trucks, no roach coach for all the gazillions of employees that should be there, no people going in or out the front door, just a big fake Chinese village of FAIL.

Don't forget the singing robots!

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 31, 2012 09:18 AM (Go/E/)

66 Heh!  Ace doubleposting this!

Posted by: runningrn at May 31, 2012 09:18 AM (WGmy2)

67 The American Public must think long and hard about whether we want to go back to an America of 4.7% unemployment and $2.00 gas.


****

And yet another mocking you'll never see on SNL.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:18 AM (piMMO)

68
Keep punching Barky in his junk, Mitt! Keep punching!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 31, 2012 09:19 AM (Wqfrr)

69 Keep punching Barky in his junk, Mitt! Keep punching!


****

Keep punching UP!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:19 AM (piMMO)

70 I think especially when my fellow Jews realize that Barack Obama is the most furshlugginer potrzebie ever to hold the office of president, his overwhelming plurality among this demographic will cinch his re-election.

Dude, don't Bogart that!

Posted by: David Axelrod at May 31, 2012 09:20 AM (VMcoS)

71
63
But that is pathetic. Not a single vehicle on the access road, parking lot empty, lawn full of weeds, no delivery trucks, no roach coach for all the gazillions of employees that should be there, no people going in or out the front door, just a big fake Chinese village of FAIL.
Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 31, 2012 02:17 PM (7P/17)



I believe the term is "Potemkin village of FAIL".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 31, 2012 09:21 AM (Wqfrr)

72 Re my comment at 30, you Navy guys seeing this happen?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:21 AM (piMMO)

73 Mitt: "Intercepted"

Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:21 AM (O3R/2)

74 Love the comments by the Leftist H8ers after the CNN story post. 

Romney's a bully.  Solyndra balloon was blown up by Bush.  More shit like that.

Supporters of the man who promised to change everything. 

Posted by: TheLittlShiningMan at May 31, 2012 09:23 AM (PH+2B)

75 #73, To ready the USS Jimmy Carter (ptui) for sea, the Navy had to cannaballize the Sea Wolf.

Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:23 AM (O3R/2)

76 Condie Rice endorses Romney.

Blacks predicted to scream "RACIST!".

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:23 AM (piMMO)

77 Mitt is kicking ass.

Posted by: RWC at May 31, 2012 09:24 AM (fWAjv)

78 Outside of the optics, Mitt's message is fantastic. These hand-outs to darling companies actually DISCOURAGE investment in new technologies. Private capital, which might otherwise be interested, doesn't want to compete with the favored ones. It makes the risks unacceptably high.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 31, 2012 09:24 AM (C8mVl)

79 I'm feeling sort of warm and tingly about up my leg about this man, this Mitt! If that is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

Posted by: PJ at May 31, 2012 09:24 AM (DQHjw)

80 If Mitt's perceived weakness is foreign policy, what would a Condi Rice partnership do for him?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:26 AM (piMMO)

81 New Romney commercial;

- A Chevy Volt is lovingly put together by UAW workers

- Flash in a scene of same UAW workers robbing and beating people wearing shirts which read "taxpayer"

- Next scene Solyndra workers lovingly putting together solar panels

- Flash in scene of Solyndra owners stuffing pockets with taxpayer money, handed out by Obama

- Next scene Chevy Volt drives at high speed into Solyndra building. Big flame ball.

- End with scene of Axelrod combing his comb-over in the mirror repeating "you can't handle the truth. You can't handle the truth."

Posted by: Exile at May 31, 2012 09:26 AM (O0lVq)

82 That site needs a little sprucing up, CAC do you know any "artists" who can turn a 8x10 ft piece of plywood into one of those obama stimulus signs?

Posted by: Jean at May 31, 2012 09:27 AM (ilc7b)

83

 

 

Doesn't every start up manufacturing company that makes products that no one really buys build a gigantic multi-million dollar office building before seeling one unit?

 

I mean, that sound slike how things are done, in the real world.

 

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E. Buzz. Bunnies. at May 31, 2012 09:27 AM (tcSZb)

84 Oh, and the other piece of the story, how Team Romney snuck in under the radar.  That was good.  Really good.

Ya think Team O would have tried to destroy the event?  Ya think?

Contrast that with Axelrod's trip into Boston today, and how his team's leak got picked up by Team Romney, which of course, having their campaign HQ right nearby, had no trouble organizing a photo op disturbance.

I'm loving this.  Remember when back in '08 the press was gaga about how smartly run the Zero campaign was?  Remember that?

Posted by: TheLittlShiningMan at May 31, 2012 09:28 AM (PH+2B)

85 Doesn't every start up manufacturing company that makes products that no one really buys build a gigantic multi-million dollar office building before seeling one unit?

I mean, that sound slike how things are done, in the real world.

*****

I'm still not convinced it wasn't a money-laundering scheme for Obama.



AND....verdict is in for Edwards.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:28 AM (piMMO)

86 I want to an ad that revives old man Romney on GM

Posted by: Jean at May 31, 2012 09:29 AM (ilc7b)

87 Can e get an Edwards thread. There will plenty to discuss no matter what they announce in the next few minutes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:29 AM (piMMO)

88 O/T  I love twitter.  I have replied to the likes of Jonah Goldberg, Jim Geraghty, and Mary Katherine Ham and they and replied! 

I have the illusion of being involve in the great national debate.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:29 AM (O3R/2)

89

 

 

Solyndra was definitely a money laundering scheme.

So are most univerisites, and Harvard.

 

 

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E. Buzz. Bunnies. at May 31, 2012 09:30 AM (tcSZb)

90 "The opulence of the lobby is indirectly proportional to the solvency of the company."


Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:31 AM (O3R/2)

91 inversely not indirectly

Sorry. 

Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:32 AM (O3R/2)

92 3 and 4 posts per hour?!

WTH can keep up?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:32 AM (piMMO)

93 inversely not indirectly

Sorry.


****

We knew exactly what you meant.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:33 AM (piMMO)

94 Thnaks (sic)

Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 09:35 AM (O3R/2)

95 Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 02:17 PM (O3R/2)

My comment was more directed at the "interesting" minnie.

Posted by: Slublog at May 31, 2012 09:36 AM (0nqdj)

96 Keep punching Barky in his junk, Mitt! Keep punching! Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at May 31, 2012 02:19 PM (Wqfrr) Jugears' voice is going to sound like a dogwhistle by August. 81 If Mitt's perceived weakness is foreign policy, what would a Condi Rice partnership do for him? Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 02:26 PM (piMMO) Hard to say, but probably not a *great* deal. She's widely perceived as having "gone native" at the State Department and having been a disappointment. On the other hand she is an immensely talented person and would never have thrown down a banana peel for herself in Russia like H. Clinton did.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 09:37 AM (bxiXv)

97 BTW, that photo itself, outside the content, is very, very cool. Very retro, kind of somber, set in a barren landscape. Add to that the content: A successful businessman juxtaposed with the synonym for government intervention, a clever campaign, and a man who's ready to fight.

It's an iconic photo.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:41 AM (piMMO)

98 It's nice to have a candidate with moxie this time, unlike Juan McCain

Posted by: Crowsting, who proudly proclaims that Obama=SCOMT at May 31, 2012 09:45 AM (61BD9)

99 There are 12 lanes of freeway* on the other side of this building, and an equally large Solyndra sign. This is begging for a "Thanks Obama" banner.

* mostly freeway. Now the HOV lanes are damn toll lanes 24/7.

Posted by: meathead at May 31, 2012 09:45 AM (qKwDx)

100 It's an iconic photo. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 02:41 PM (piMMO) I did notice we're not getting a lot of "Romney eating a corn dog" photos - is he using his own photographers?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 09:48 AM (bxiXv)

101 Edwards thread up... along with several other new threads

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:49 AM (piMMO)

102 EFFIN' Awesome! What a great photo op this was- go get 'em Mitt!

Posted by: Trish and Chips at May 31, 2012 09:50 AM (3EpAU)

103 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at May 31, 2012 09:51 AM (Xb3hu)

104 Hard to say, but probably not a *great* deal. She's widely perceived as having "gone native" at the State Department and having been a disappointment. On the other hand she is an immensely talented person and would never have thrown down a banana peel for herself in Russia like H. Clinton did.


*****

I have to admit that in the Condi v Cheney versions of the story, I tend to fall slightly to the Condi side. There just seemed something rather self-serving in Cheney's charges against her.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 09:51 AM (piMMO)

105

Seems like Mr. Romney can keep focused on things.

 

Eyes on the prize.

Posted by: Mikey NTH wondering what happened to the pole lamp on the front lawn at May 31, 2012 09:55 AM (hLRSq)

106

Axelrod has to be kicking himself after his own "secret" speech was pwned by those evil conservatives in Boston.

He's probably conducting a mole hunt right now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH wondering what happened to the pole lamp on the front lawn at May 31, 2012 10:00 AM (hLRSq)

107 81 If Mitt's perceived weakness is foreign policy, what would a Condi Rice partnership do for him?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 02:26 PM (piMMO)

I heard she endorsed him?

This is where people are wrong.  In order to survive in the business world you need to know everything.  You need to know your history and you need to know everything about the folks in other countries, the political climate, the social climate...all this stuff impacts business....  If people are naive enough to think romney is weak in foreign policy then they are being deliberately stupid. 



Posted by: minnie at May 31, 2012 10:00 AM (oZfic)

108 I have to admit that in the Condi v Cheney versions of the story, I tend to fall slightly to the Condi side. There just seemed something rather self-serving in Cheney's charges against her. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 02:51 PM (piMMO) I think the problem is almost more that people wanted a John Bolton and they got a Henry Kissinger. A failure of expectations. In other words, they wanted a brawler and they got a schmoozer. Whether she actually accomplished more or less would not be as noticed as the way she did it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 31, 2012 10:06 AM (bxiXv)

109 Axelrod has to be kicking himself after his own "secret" speech was pwned by those evil conservatives in Boston.
He's probably conducting a mole hunt right now.


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Well, they would likely have filed for permission to assemble and they would have notified the press.

It seems there would be a great many ways the news could get out.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 10:19 AM (piMMO)

110 I think the problem is almost more that people wanted a John Bolton and they got a Henry Kissinger. A failure of expectations.

In other words, they wanted a brawler and they got a schmoozer. Whether she actually accomplished more or less would not be as noticed as the way she did it.


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I'm not altogether convinced that she wasn't undermined by Cheney, not deliberately, but simply due to a difference of opinion or of processes.

I believe she absolutely has it in her to fight, but she's smart enough to be able to say that she exercised all other options first.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 10:22 AM (piMMO)

111 He's just a tick down the road from the dead NUMI plant too.
Another GM success story.

Uh-oh! Looks like the squirrel tried to cross 101 and lost.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 31, 2012 10:28 AM (Qxdfp)

112 Empty parking lot. So good!

Posted by: cvb at May 31, 2012 10:29 AM (HRFxR)

113

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Romney in jeans and work boots, going down into the shaft with some workers.

Don't stretch it too far. Don't give them a Dukakis on a tank photo-op."

You know Romney rides a horse with his wife.  He doesn't wear a suit to do that.  He feels very  comfortable in jeans and boots, I'm sure.

There was a pix of him riding a beautiful black horse and he looked handsome.

Did you just hear him questioned about the mean people at axelfraud's event?  His response was:   (I love it) "there are a lot of obama's people who heckle, so I guess what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." 

Be still may heart!



 

Posted by: n0b0z0 at May 31, 2012 10:33 AM (rsOPT)

114 Wow - other than a few minor misteps, Romney and his campaign have been sharp. I LOVE this stuff - go to the sites of Obama's failures and speak from there.

Posted by: blindside at May 31, 2012 10:42 AM (x7g7t)

115 Wow - other than a few minor misteps, Romney and his campaign have been sharp. I LOVE this stuff - go to the sites of Obama's failures and speak from there.

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First step to being a successful businessman is recognizing you can't do everything on your own, and surrounding yourself with competent people.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 31, 2012 10:46 AM (piMMO)

116 41 I'd pay money if someone would park a flaming GM Volt behind the podium. Posted by: Cicero at May 31, 2012 02:08 PM (QKKT0) DOH! Damn, that would get me to donate. The photo's of that would live in infamy...

Posted by: blindside at May 31, 2012 11:44 AM (x7g7t)

117

Bosk @ 17, you are so right.  The Mitt campaign should place him and a few top surrogates at some of (what should be) the iconic sites that exemplify the idiocy of not just the current administration's policies, but the similar ones pushed by both sides in Congress that have so damaged our present and future.

 

I sure wish Mitt and others would do more than just the minimal, obvious hits with these sorts of events.  Include some meat.  Raise the level of discussion.  Edumucate.  Add a line or two of substance as to what should be done, and why, and don't just lacerate the incumbent idiots for their obvious blunders.

 

It's NOT just the economy, stupid.  And winning on that basis - at every level - provides no enouragement that the country will do more than take its hands out of the flame, stop pounding its own toes with a hammer, and gouging out its eyes with a fork.  Don't just lift the boot of disastrously stupid policies from the neck of the economy - take a machete and cut through some of the undergrowth while you have the chance.  Regulation, environmental cultism and lawlessness, liability/shake-down destruction of productivity at so many levels.  Don't just show up and collect the souvenirs - DO something.

 

As for Condi, I was around her from before her career-making "slip of a girl" meeting where Scowcroft took her under his wing - she's fine, but not overly impressive on substance.  Her management changes to make Foreign Service career incentives more related to national priorities - if they survived - were welcome.  The failure of will in the second term was not caused by her, but it doesn't seem she did anything to fight it.  The disastrous, still-unexplained reversal on North Korea - don't know if she went along, or was rolled over on that.  I was immersed in one of the major undertakings of the time, and aside from one (almost humorous) incident in which she personally big-footed little ol' me - with only the deputy chief of mission as a buffer between us - she continued the amazing approach of the Bush administration in letting the people in the field truly and completely run their own show. 

One of many untold stories, but I remain astounded at the smart and disciplined management style that I personally witnessed and gained from.  Of course in terms of the military strategy in Iraq, that deference (in this case to the Army and the counter-insurgency fantasists more than to DOD) was a friggin' disaster, obviously so, but then quickly and easily corrected by Petraeus (strategy: hey, let's actually do something! ya know, fight a war, kind of attack the enemy and impose our will!)

 

 

Posted by: non-purist at May 31, 2012 11:53 AM (yJ3Du)

118 52 "therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife." No man should love his mother more than his wife. GWB should have stopped talking when he said "sorry Mom." Posted by: Jimbo at May 31, 2012 02:13 PM (O3R/2) Sounds like something from The Book of Mormon. You know how those Mormons are...

Posted by: blindside at May 31, 2012 12:17 PM (x7g7t)

119 I'm liking Romney more every day.

Posted by: sablegsd at May 31, 2012 01:12 PM (AKS75)

120 It's an iconic photo.

Agreed! Should be on a poster!

Posted by: PJ at May 31, 2012 01:33 PM (DQHjw)

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