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Romney Takes on the Demo Front Runners

hidden_beauty.jpgRomney took on the three Democratic front runners Sunday, starting with generalizations and working his way up to specifics -- included with reactions from the Demos, below:

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney took aim at Democratic rivals on Sunday, calling them all unprepared to lead the country and comparing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's economic plan to that of Socialist Karl Marx.

"It would be helpful to have a person leading the country who understands how the economy works and has actually managed something," the former Massachusetts governor told reporters after a GOP fundraiser. "In the case of the three Democratic front-runners, not one of them has managed even a corner store, let alone a state or a city."[...]

"I wanted to focus on the Democrats," he said. "By and large, the best way to further my interest is to let people know what I would do and to distinguish that from what the Democrats would do."

Naturally he attacked the front runner most heavily:

"Hillary Clinton just gave a speech the other day about her view on the economy. She said we have been an on-your-own society. She said it's time to get rid of that and replace that with shared responsibility and we're-in-it-together society," Romney told the crowd. "That's out with Adam Smith and in with Karl Marx."

A Clinton spokeswoman shot back, challenging Romney's record.

"Given how often Romney flip-flops, tomorrow he will be touting his membership in the Communist Party," Kathleen Strand said.

Good point on the flipper's propensity to change his mind more often than he changes his socks. Edwards was next in his sights...

"To have someone like Sen. Edwards stand up and say there's not a war on terror, that it's a Bush bumper sticker" is unacceptable, he said. "There is a war being waged by the terrorists. If I or any other Republican president is running this country, there will be a war waged on the terrorists."

An Edwards spokeswoman said Romney's own vacillations should give voters pause.

"It seems the only thing that Gov. Romney has chosen to stand firm on is the misguided, out-of-touch belief that we should continue with George Bush's failed foreign policy in Iraq," Kate Bedingfield said.

and finally Obama gets the Romney evil-eye...

"Barack Obama said we're going to have to have the government take over health care. He at least had the integrity to say he wants to raise your taxes," Romney said. "The right answer is not a government takeover, it's not socialized medicine. It's not Hillarycare."

At a town hall meeting in Exeter later Sunday, he said, "I don't want the guys who ran the (Hurricane) Katrina cleanup running my health care system."

Romney also found time in his busy campaign schedule to tell Hispanics whatever they wanted to hear in an effort to get their votes...

Check back for changes in his position on this and all other issues -- maybe we should go for hourly updates....?

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Comments (3)

Paul Hamilton:

The behinder he gets, the shriller he gets. And when a candidate is more willing to insult others than tout his own agenda, that's a very bad sign as well.


Of course he said more about Senator Clinton's plans and policies than all of the other Democratic candidates put together.

Why won't the Democratic candidates disucss each other or even try to mention the issues? You would think that when Senator Obama's or Edward's poll number do not budge that they would actually try to campaign instead of the non-election that the Democrats seem to be having.

The problem is that U.S. political culture confirms that mudslinging and fearmongering actually does win elections. It's something the next generation of American voters needs to change, especially considering that the attitude of "we're a superpower, may the mightiest prevail" as an excuse for ignorance is getting old and shaky.


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