[ NOTE: I realize I have to explain “Mitt Ryan” above in the graphic for those who did not watch yesterday’s Convention coverage. Repeatedly, Mitch Connell kept referring to the 2012 GOP nominee as “Mitt Ryan”. He did it by my count three times. So that’s sort of the joke around Buzzquarters today, that he’s “Mitt Ryan” now instead of Romney. Oh, and I couldn’t find any good photos of Connie Mack so I just used one of Connie Sellecca instead; she was really good on that old show Hotel. In all seriousness though, I think it might help Mack win the Florida Senate seat if unofficially people encouraged the belief that “Connie” is really a woman. There are a lot of stupidly loyal Democrat voters who might just vote for any woman on the ballot regardless of the party, even if they are voting for Obama for President. I know of at least three people who do that…and vote Democrat down the line unless there is a woman’s name in the Republican column running against a male Democrat. If people thought “Connie Mack” looked like “Connie Sellecca” it might get Republicans some extra votes for this Senate candidate…and I don’t think it would cause anyone to NOT vote for him. ]
Welcome to Day Three of the Republican Convention in Tampa. The live stream begins at 730pm EST and 630pm CST this evening, August 30th 2012.
I will update this page every 15 minutes or so during the Convention, so just refresh the page to read the latest. It’s a chronological effort so the newer entires will be on the bottom and the older stuff from the beginning of the broadcast will be on top.
Before we get going, Crossroads Generations has a great new ad out based on the “faded Obama posters on childhood bedroom walls” imagery from Paul Ryan’s VP nomination acceptance speech last night:
Have you seen any other rapid-response ads today that are really effective? If so, please share in comments.
See you at 730pm EST and 630pm CST tonight!
327pm CST — Getting ready to do the Live-Blog-Transcript of tonight’s GOP Convention where Mitt Romney will accept his nomination. My boyfriend and I were talking about whether hearing Mitt Romney speak was honey-baked ham worthy…which is something we reserve for special occasions. I really like to cook and I have some great dishes in my repertoire from the days when I ghostwrote cookbooks for a chef here in Chicago…but on special occasions I love having a honey-baked ham, the kind with the hard candy coating encasing it and the syrupy-sweetness drenched all over the thing. We have to drive to get one, and they aren’t cheap, so it’s reserved for just the most special of occasions like birthdays or holidays or for events where we really want to just watch something happening on the screen and cheer along with it eating sandwiches or gumbo I make with the ham (or ham bones and renderings on the last day of picking at the thing).
Justin and I got a ham for one of the debates earlier in the year when we were cheering on Newt Gingrich, when Gingrich had become ham-worthy and was really giving Romney a run for his money. Mitt Romney artfully and ingeniously demolished Gingrich through effective advertising and an aggressive campaign…and while at the time I didn’t much like that, I do need to credit the Romney camp for fighting to win. If they do to Obama what they did to Gingrich, Cain, Perry, Bachmann, and the 37 other people who were seemingly up on the dais for those debates at one time or another, then Obama is toast in November.
Justin and I decided that Romney is ham worthy and are getting a nice honey-baked to eat while watching the debate tonight. Special guests will be my friend Althea’s kids Niblet and TJ, who we’re babysitting this evening while Althea works. We had them over last night to watch what ended up being a boring and ridiculous Convention until Condoleezza Rice, Susana Martinez, and Paul Ryan spoke at the end. The rest of the Convention last night was dull, depressing, and at times offensive in its Teleprompter reading. I still am mad that Pam Bondi and Sam Olen — the Attorneys General for Florida and Georgia respectively — got in front of microphones and condescendingly read to us like we are children, in sing-songy-voices that shouted every other word…the way people read to small kids or to farm animals at a petting zoo. Pam Bondi may be a great AG and she was one of the first to sue over Obamacare…but she came across as a moron on TV.
Justin has been walking around today talking like Bondi: “Do YOU know WHERE my COFFEE cup IS? Did YOU see ME put IT in the MICROWAVE?”
I know something was really bad if Justin makes fun of a person for it. He’s the nicest, sweetest, Southern boy from Arkansas you will ever meet and for him to go on about something it really had to be bad.
340pm CST — I’m trying to find a way to keep all the Romney boys straight, as I have a hard time knowing which Romney son is which. I was looking for a picture of Craig Romney who is supposed to speak tonight and I thought Craig was the really handsome one, but it looks like he’s the youngest one that the gay “community” insists is really gay but was forced to get married by his father. This is a meme that you will no doubt see more of tomorrow after Craig speaks. I’ve never heard him talk, but he does look “fabulous” in a lot of the pictures I’ve found of him and he DOES love to dress up in clever costumes with his wife…which is something that straight guys aren’t much into, especially the religious ones who have bad-feelings about Halloween. Here’s Craig dressed as his father Mitt and his wife dressed up at what I can only assume is Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts (aka Fauxcahontas):
Craig does give off gay face like Lindsey Graham and Aaron Shock do (two closet-case Republicans in Congress) but his wife doesn’t come off as the kind of opportunistic woman who marries a gay man just so she can have a position of power and influence at his side (the way social climber Carole Rome appears out with closeted Charlie Crist).
I’m voting officially that Craig’s not gay, but is still fabulous and seems like a nice and fun guy who is just naturally cheerful. I know this does not matter to a lot you, but you need to understand that the Left is going to fire the Alinsky Death Star at the Romney family in the days ahead. They are going to accuse Craig of being gay and of the Romney of making him get married so that they would not have a gay son. So Craig is going to get excoriated and mocked. I think that’s why they’re having the guy represent the Romney sons tonight…to let people get to know him a little before the Left starts talking smack about him. I’ve never heard him talk or seen him in live footage so I am curious to hear what he has to say. It’s totally a smart preemptive move to have him speak and not Tagg Romney, the son who has a chance of being his father’s Chief of Staff in the White House (or at the very least he’ll fill the Valerie Jarrett Senior Advisor role in the Romney White House).
If you are wondering why Craig is speaking and being highlighted, I actually think it might be a trap that’s laid out for the Left to then go after him and that will blow up in the faces of the Democrats like the abortion-pa-looza they are planning for Charlotte will blow up in their faces. If that’s the case, and Craig is knowingly putting himself out there as bait for the Left to attack him as being secretly gay then Craig Romney is the bravest and most selfless man on the planet and just became my new favorite person in the world for putting himself through that in an effort to defeat Barack Obama.
Craig and his wife definitely enjoy dressing up in costumes and going out like this much more than typical straight couples do; normally when you see stuff like this it’s the gay best friend dressing up and going to costume parties with his “Grace” of a female straight best friend.
But, honestly, people “from” Utah or who have that Utah influence on their lives just seem to be nicer, more fun-loving, positive people who do goofy things for fun like this and don’t have that hard, jaded edge in response to the world that many urbanites and Democrats have.
The more I read about Craig today in advance of his speech the more I think he’s just a really cool guy who loves his dad and wants to tell the world tonight about what a great President he will be.
429pm CST — there’s a woman on the speaking schedule tonight named Jane Edmunds. I had no idea who she is, so I looked her up and she’s a Democrat (and an admitted Leftist) who worked under Romney when he was Governor of Massachusetts. She very loudly says “I love the guy” when asked why she supports Romney and is speaking about him. She says he is an excellent man to work for and will be a great president.
During the 2008 campaign, I’m sure you noticed that Hillary Clinton’s childhood friends, her friends from high school and college, and people she worked with as First Lady and a Senator came out of the woodwork at every available opportunity to talk about what a kind and decent person she is; John McCain had a lot of friends speak on his behalf as well, including a lot of retired military guys…Hillary Clinton even spoke favorably of him because the two of them are friends from the Senate days.
To this day, we have never heard from a single childhood friend of Barack Obama’s. There is no one from his college days who remembers him attending school there. No friends at Harvard Law school either. No one who community organized for him ever spoke up to say they liked him or enjoyed sharing that experience with him.
I know you have seen this, but while we wait for the Convention to start here’s the “Obama I Used to Know” song:
Justin tells me this is a parody of a currently-popular song I’ve never heard of (must have came out when I was sick this spring)
528pm CST — Justin was asking me about the Five Romney Brothers and how to tell them apart. When you were in grade school, did you have the Five Chinese Brothers children’s book? There’s totally a parody in that of the Five Romney Brothers. When I have time this weekend I should do something with that. I write these random ideas on slips of scrap paper and then take them up behind me on the cork board squares of the wall and normally never get back to whatever it was and will wonder what I meant by “Five Romney Brothers as Five Chinese Brothers” in a few weeks or years.
To help Justin and others out there who have no idea how to tell the Romney Brothers apart, here’s a quick graphic.
The other guys were nicknamed by Justin and me today like this:
Tagg = Workhorse, the son who does the most for his father’s campaign
Matt = Eye Candy, because, well…LOOK AT HIM. He’s the handsomest son by a mile.
Josh = Slytherin, because he looks like the sorting hat would put him in Slytherin House. That’s not a bad thing, mind you, because the Slytherin students were cunning and resourceful but just gave off a darker vibe than the magazine-cover-ready Gryffindors or the always-sunny Hufflepuffs. It’s a Harry Potter thing, and Harry himself was almost placed in Slytherin even though he’s not the least bit evil. It’s just that Josh looks like a Slytherin student from the movies.
Ben = Invisible, as explained earlier.
Craig = Trick-or-Treat because he likes to dress in costumes and went out as his Dad for Halloween one year
If you have names of your own, please share them. I think all five of these guys seem to be really nice and they clearly love their Dad and were raised very well by two doting parents, because there’s no way that five kids turn out this well without someone in that Romney house doing a few things right.
People always made fun of George W. Bush for using nicknames for people but I think this is really helpful. I don’t think about the Five Romney Brothers a lot, but when one of them’s in a picture I can never remember which one it is. When Romney becomes President chances are the only one we’ll see a lot of is Tagg, because he’ll either be a Chief of Staff or will work in the White House as a Senior Advisor and we’ll see him a lot. If you watch the TV show Political Animals on USA you’ll see that the character Sigourney Weaver plays (Ellen Barrish Hammond) is based on Hillary Rodham Clinton and has twin sons (kind of a riff on the Bush Twins), with the younger (by a minute) twin the responsible one who became her Chief of Staff…and this character is very clearly based on Tagg Romney. The other son on that show is gay and is the polar opposite of his brother…that character is actually not based on any real presidential child and instead — I think — is inspired by a plot line in the defunct Geena Davis “first woman president” drama from 2008 that had a First Son who would have come out of the closet in the White House if the series had been picked up for a second season. I don’t think the show implied that one of the other Romney brothers is gay, but another oddball speculation out there is that Ben Romney’s actually the “gay son” because he has no kids and has a Yorkiepoodle dog instead of a Siberian Husky or German Shepherd or Golden Retriever or something. It’s strange that Ben is almost never in any of the pictures of Romney on the campaign trail but then I remember that Ben is a doctor and the other guys either work for their dad right now on the campaign or their work allows them to travel and manage capital funds or whatever virtually from anywhere. Ben’s not there because Ben works with patients as a doctor and can’t travel as much — but I’ve seen Leftists on Facebook imply that the family is “hiding Ben” and that he’s “invisible”.
You might not know this, but it’s pretty common in the gay “community” to claim that the more sons a woman has the higher the chance of one of the younger sons being gay. There are a few studies not that you can take as you like, but I think this is kind of bunk. There could be a Nature-based explanation for it in that biologically a woman’s body might received hormonal directives that are passed onto the developing baby to keep the younger son from turning out straight and thereby competing with his brothers for available females back in the prehistoric times of human civilization. A gay younger son would still be able to hunt with the other brothers but he’d be just an uncle and would not produce kids of his own that took away tribe resources, so this could be an evolutionary thing that helped allow human society to develop in its infancy and is vestigial now.
I tend to think it’s more a Nurture-based thing in terms of the younger brothers, though, because the large-families-with-gay kids almost always cited in the studies are all pretty well-off…mid-to-upper-middle-class or above (like the Romneys were when the boys were growing up). I think a gay kid in a big family with lots of resources is pretty open to the kids doing what they want in life and maybe the younger gay kid would feel protected by his big brothers and wouldn’t be afraid to explore his sexuality and then come out. There were probably also a lot of his brothers’ make friends hanging around all the time and maybe the younger brother after idolizing his brothers and their friends for the entirety of his life just ends up preferring guys then.
I think sexuality is more complicated than most people make it and that labels have less meaning to individuals than the public at large assigns them. People like to shove strangers into boxes to define and understand them. The Left, of course, wants everyone to be in as specific as a box as possible because that makes all of us so much easier to manipulate and control.
George Will, who is a very hit or miss writer to me, actually wrote a little bit about this today in an article that’s worth reading before the Convention starts. He also touches on the fact that word “liberal” that far too many conservative writers use in pieces about Democrats really doesn’t mean “liberal” anymore, in terms of what the word “liberal” meant when it was first used politically in the 30s and 40s. Back then, “liberal” meant someone who wanted freedom from government control and was open to new ideas and against draconian measures. One of the reasons that irks me that so many people out there say “liberal” this and “liberal” that is because currently the people they are calling “liberals” are draconian totalitarians who want the government to control every aspect of our lives and so calling these people “liberals” is like calling sharks “dolphins”. That’s not what those really are!
But, I tend to focus on wordsmithing more than regular people because I’m a writer and words that bother me often mean nothing to other people. Take the word “blog” as another example. I just had a fight with a good friend over this today. I love her dearly, but she uses the word “blog” all the time and I find it offensive because it’s casually applied to people who work really hard as political writers online. There is a lot of sacrifice that has to be made running a political website. You get so much grief from haters no matter what you do, it is time consuming, it’s expensive and there’s almost no money to be made to compensate you for the time and effort you put into running a site, and people demand things from you — for free — and send hate mail when they don’t get their entertainment/information from you that day. To me, a “blog” is something a person has to post photos of their cat or interesting squirrels they see in the neighborhood. There are recipe “blogs” and “blogs” about the best camping equipment to buy.
But any site that’s focused on politics in any way, even if it’s just humorous and updated once in a while, to me is too important to call “some blog”. It’s a political site. That’s the verbiage to use. And the people who contribute to it are writers, not “bloggers”. Whenever I heard someone call a political writer “a blogger” it irks me the way a straight person casually calling a gay person a “fag” bothers me. Even if they don’t mean any harm and “that’s just the way they talk” I wish they would stop.
634pm CST — Convention Begins
I am actually using the YouTube stream tonight provided by GOPConvetion2012 because last night I didn’t like how C-SPAN had reporters asking random people questions here and there. I don’t really like seeing these clowns trying to influence viewers with pointed questions. I just want to see coverage without commentary so I can have my own thoughts on what’s happening and not hear the reporters’.
My email box keeps pinging all day with messages from Joe Biden. I wonder if he really sits there and writes to people individually all day. It could be a good way to keep him busy, but giving him something to type over and over again, with no email list online…and have him individually retype the same thing and send it to the next person. “Keep it up, Joe! Only 57,000 more people to write to today!”.
Today’s secret mystery guest is now speaking: actor Tommy Lee Jones. No, wait, my bad…it’s just John Boehner again.
641pm CST — Connie Mack is
speaking shouting into the microphone as if the mic isn’t there.
Do you know what “Connie Mack’s” name really is?
I am not making this up — I swear — it’s “Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV”.
Someone named a baby that.
Random factoid: on I Love Lucy, Lucy Ricardo’s maiden name was McGillicuddy. When I was a kid watching Lucy reruns during the day with my grandmother in the summer I’d ask her if McGillicuddy was a real word and if there was anyone really named that. We looked in the phone book, and couldn’t find one. Today in the age of the Internet we would have found a male Senate candidate who a lot of voters think is actually a woman.
I’m running a Connie Sellecca picture instead of one of the other “Connie” because I not only think it’s funny (and used to love the show Hotel as a kid), but I also think it’s a subversive way to steal some votes from Democrats for that Senate race. I think on a grassroots level we should encourage the apocryphal belief that Connie Mack is really a pretty dark haired woman in a blue blouse. A lot of people have no idea who Connie Sellecca is or what Hotel was. If they google Connie Mack and are the kind of low information voter who’ll just vote for a female candidate of either party just because she’s a woman, how can it hurt to make them think that Connnie Mack is a lady?
I don’t think any Republican voters would NOT vote for Connie Mack if they thought it was a woman they were voting for. But I think a lot of “independents” are very low-information people and the ones that are so stupid they are voting for Obama might see the name “Connie” and think “I’m going to vote for the black man and that woman because I am a progressive and I am helping minorities”.
Like I said, couldn’t hurt.
Connie Mack has been shouting so loud I had to turn the volume down. He’s abrasive and doesn’t have anything much interesting to say. Making people think he is a dark haired woman from the 80s sounds increasingly like an excellent strategy for this guy.
Remembering Reagan Video. The Great Communicator. A man who needed no TelePrompTer and could crack jokes that even Democrats thought were funny. Did you know that the Reagans befriended Ryan White’s mother? I heard her speak once and she railed against gays who malign Reagan, because the Reagans really embraced Ryan and visited with him towards the end of Ryan’s life.
650pm — The Gingriches are speaking.
Strange production choice: Callista Gingrich is wearing a cerulean blue dress. And there is a cerulean blue background behind her and Newt. It makes it look like she’s a disembodied head floating there in pearls with an arrow underneath it (the arrow formed by her V-neck dress).
The Gingriches are reading to us from the TelePrompTer in singsongy voices.
I hate how there’s so many Republicans who do this.
Just talk. Lord knows you both can because I heard you both talk and talk for like six months earlier this year. When they read from the TelePrompTer it feels like they are trying to pass their ESL final at night school or are auditioning to be candy stripers in a hospital with a good sized library.
I’m just going to say it: I think Newt would have done better if he hadn’t married a bleach-bottle-blonde third wife. It makes him seem unserious standing there with her. She’s apparently a very nice lady (a friend of mine who is a videographer worked for her on something a few years ago and he loves her) but she’s the caricature of a third wife like something from an Olivia Goldsmith beach novel.
Just a shade or two darker of blonde would make a world of difference in how people see the two of them. Better yet: let her go gray and she’d be more of a beloved grandmother type and people would forget she’s a third wife.
That was really a waste of time for both Newt and us watching this. He just basically said that President Reagan was good and asked people if they remembered him, then said we should have more people like him. Nothing interesting…everything read from a TelePrompTer.
Newt was not allowed to go off script and I wonder if that was a deliberate Romney decision and quid pro quo for allowing him to speak.
“We’ll let you up there, and you can bring Callista, we guess, but Callista has to wear something that exactly matches the background so she looks creepy and you aren’t allowed to say anything that’s not written before you. And you both have to sound really bad like you are practicing your reading skills. That’s the only way you can talk”.
VIDEO — telling us all how wonderful Hispanic people are.
I liked two days ago when Ted Cruz spoke the truth about how Democrats want to keep Hispanics enslaved on the political plantation by encouraging them to never learn English. Someone who does not speak English in this country is someone who will only work as a janitor, maid, dishwasher, or agriculture field hand. Maybe a cab driver. Democrats want this because making Hispanics a new slave/servant class permanently in this country will make them dependent on entitlements.
People who depend on entitlements will vote Democrats blindly and won’t be able to ever read anything that would show them what the Democrat Party is really like.
It is all part of the Left’s strategy.
They want to do to Hispanics what they did to blacks, keep them poor, uneducated, and separated from mainstream society forever.
701pm CST — Trick or Treat time!
Craig is talking in Spanish. Boy, they are really going after Spanish-speakers. They just need to be careful they don’t alienate people who hate hearing Spanish spoken on TV or in announcements. I personally can’t stand when Spanish comes over the PA system somewhere. I’ll leave the store without buying anything and shop elsewhere.
Craig is starting to cry talking about his dad. I don’t think this is cute, ever, in anyone. There’s no crying in politics! (except if Hillary Clinton does it in New Hampshire in 2016, and then I will think it’s okay if it wins her the primary there like it did in 2008).
Craig Romney seems like a very nice man. I say again, that he does not set off my gaydar at all. He’s just a nice kid like I would have went to high school with and he would have been on the soccer team or maybe a swimmer/diver. In college, he would have been one of those guys playing frisbee outside the student union.
VIDEO — of minority kids saying they want to be doctors, engineers, elected officials, etc.
Not if they go to public schools though, because public school are awful and the teachers are Leftists who want to see minority kids stay ignorant, poor, and under Democrat control.
706pm CST — Jeb Bush is talking now. I’ve never liked him. He’s so doughy. Now he’s speaking Spanish too!
This guy could have really been president if had won his governor’s race, but instead George W. won and their career paths changed.
Jeb is talking about how W. kept us safe…and he did. I was not a fan of George W. Bush from 2000 to 2008 but man alive I have missed him EVERY SINGLE DAY that Obama has been in office and I am sick of hearing how Obama is so impotent because “it’s all Bush’s fault”.
Jeb is talking about education and for some reason the background behind him has been changed to yellow caution tape.
Who is producing this show?
I’d have put up a green old school chalkboard background.
Okay, they pulled the camera back. The background is supposed to be yellow legal pad paper.
Which school children do not use as they’re probably not allowed yellow paper in class.
Great reader comment from 56Survivor:
|I know the Romney camp needs to reach out to Hispanics, but this looks a lot like pandering to me. We need to leave pandering to the democrats.|
This. Exactly. Exactly this.
Bush is going on about education and I just keep thinking, “This is not a national issue. It is a state issue”.
I want the Department of Education shut down. I say make Rick Santorum the Secretary of Education and tell him to start eliminating the department so by the 2016 election we have one less Cabinet department.
Scho0ls should be treated like the fire department…a city and county and local thing.
Okay…Jeb intruded “Sean Duffy”…and I thought that would be the hot Congressman who is from Wisconsin and used to be naked on Real World: Boston back in the day.
Instead, it’s some guy with a scraggly beard and glasses who is reading from the TelePrompTer because he’s a teacher or something. Blah blah. Student focused, stupid centered. Students matter most. Kids can learn!
This is so boring, I’m going to listen to Whitney instead.
I believe the children are our future!
Teach them well and let them lead the way!
Show them all the beauty that they have inside!
Give THEM a SENSE of PRIDE. And LET them LEAD the WAY.
Whitney Houston: cautionary tale, indeed, but someone whose music I can apply to just about anything in life as the perfect soundtrack to drown out boring people and cliche pandering.
Jeb Bush is now introducing a black man in a weird sweater-vest-shirt thing (like the losing contestant would have made in a disastrous menswear challenge on Project Runway).
I will say it PATHETIC and HORRIFYING in this country when someone talks about going to “the toughest school” in whatever city does not mean that school was the most academically rigorous, but “tough” as in a war zone.
Public schools in Chicago are SCARY, folks. It’s like being in another country going in there. I’ve conducted focus groups and research projects in public schools here. They have Yassir Arafat, Idi Amin, Che Gueverra, Karl Marx, and Malcolm X portraits on the walls. One school on the Southside I went to in 2009 had a giant Obama mural on one wall, with him in the center and all these kids crudely painted to stare at him, with light surrounding him and all their hands reaching out to touch him.
Public Schools are cults. The teachers are high priests of Leftism. They instruct the kids to worship the Left’s heroes and to kneel at the altar of Gaia: The Environment and Sentient Planet.
This whole section with Bush talking is dumb. I’m sorry. I like to be funny and not negative but the public schools are a lost cause. Close them all down. Shut down the Department of Education. Hire private companies to run schools in every country. Save trillions of dollars.
Create a branch of the military that is the Cadet Corps, and take the bad kids and give them the chance to fix their bad behaviors by going to military schools that are run by the Pentagon with the goal of those kids continuing into the armed forces when they graduate from the equivalent of high school.
These would be like reform schools and the teachers would all be like Louis Gossett Jr. in “Officer & A Gentleman”.
Take the nogoodknicks and turn them into this at the end:
It’s been decades since that movie came out and I still can’t stand that jealous blonde jerk who hates on Debra Winger (a former Clevelander, I will remind you).
728 CST — another bland plays songs that were popular 40 years ago. This means that at the 2032 Convention they’ll be playing “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears and “Tub-Thumping” by Chumbawumba.
I’ve been talking about how Kathy McRogers Caruthers has been given like 10 speaking chances already.
Here she is again!
What’s with this?
Someone in comments on another thread said that she was given all these speaking chances because her slot was canceled on Monday due to Hurricane
Captain Stubing Isaac and they didn’t have a single speaking slot equal to what she lost on Monday.
I think that’s nonsense.
First of all, if they just stopped playing so much music by often-terrible cover bands, Cathy McMorris Rodgers could have spoken last night or the night before. There’s easily 30-50 minutes of random music played in this thing over 3 or 4 hours. Give her a slot using some of that time.
Also, since this is now her 9th appearance on stage, and she largely just repeats herself, she’s already had the equivalent of a 50 minute speech.
What’s so special about this woman?
I think Romney wants to push her for Speaker and oust Boehner. First Female Speaker who is Republican and the first Certifiably Sane Female Speaker in history.
732 pm CST — they have a Member of the LDS Church speaking now, and he uses the word “Mormon”.
I get hate mail from Mormons telling me it’s a pejorative to say “Mormon”, but then there are speakers like this guy who were CHOSEN BY ROMNEY HIMSELF who use the word Mormon.
So I am using “Mormon” again from now on because this tells me I can use that word.
The media uses “Mormon” too, and they don’t use it as a pejorative but they say it the same way they say “Catholics”, “Lutherans”, “Methodists”, etc.
Mormons are just a different kind of Christian to me. I grew up Catholic and to this day I really don’t know much about the other flavors of Christianity except that in Catholic School they taught us that the other variations don’t have the Holy Sacraments that we did, they didn’t have the Pope, and didn’t have all the ceremony and the veneration of Mary as a figure in their churches. We were taught that the other variations respected the Trinity, but not the complete Holy Family.
Justin’s parents are Methodist, but I’m not 100% sure on that. They don’t have a bad perception of Mormons.
I was never taught anything bad about Mormons in Catholic School either…but when I was little there was a commercial on TV for the Mormon Bible and you could call and get one sent to you and I remember it showed a picture of Jesus appearing in an Aztec city and walking around pueblos in the West.
So my grandmother explained that Mormons believed Jesus appeared in North America after he died and that other Christians didn’t believe that. But she did not say anything bad about these people.
Here in Chicago, before I met Justin, I dated three Mormon guys over a span of 2 or 3 years. They were really nice, and all of them were in Chicago on their missionary stint. Nicest guys I’ve ever know and great boyfriends to me. And then each of them went back to Utah and have gotten married and have chosen to be straight now, which I don’t have an opinion about but the gay “community” goes BALLISTIC over.
This is a really smart section of the Convention, having Mormons speak about Romney.
Different Mormon families that Romney has helped throughout the years are talking about him.
A man who knows Romney is speaking….he had a great line about Tagg Romney…that he always went everywhere that Romney went…he “tagged along”. I love that. Might have to change Tagg’s nickname to “Tagg Along”.
This is a nice man speaking, but he’s older and is losing his train of thought while talking. I want them to speak well and am rooting for them and feel or them. Be kind to them in comments because they are nice people.
When their son was sick, Mitt Romney kept visiting him. And Mitt would bring him toys.
Okay, I want to say this about Mitt Romney.
The big reason I did not want him to be the nominee is because I thought he would run a wimpy campaign. I have always thought he was a good guy, and a nice man, but I thought he was too nice. I thought he would tie the hands of his campaign workers like John McCain did and Obama would get a second term because of that kind of wispiness. I think wispiness resulted in Obama’s first term.
But Romney proved in the primaries that being a nice guy does not mean he can’t crack skulls.
It’s funny, but the Mormon boyfriends I had were rough and tumble guys and never just gave up when they played football or basketball or volleyball or whatever. They were competitive and didn’t just let people win to be nice. They were great competitors, and decent men, and they were Mormons.
Another lady is talking now about the Romneys and the good things the Romneys did for them throughout the years, especially when they had a premature baby.
The Romneys bought food for people they knew…and would come over and do the laundry and things.
Here’s another good comment from a reader:
|This speech by Ted Oparowski, is painful to listen to. I understand that they are trying to humanize Mitt, but it’s not working for me. If it’s this late in the political season and the R’s feel the need to tell us what a good man he is, there is a real problem.Why aren’t they going after obama?|
You know what?
This is deliberate and I think it’s smart, actually.
People who don’t know Obama is a bad person by now don’t care. There has been four years of info out there for anyone who wants to see it showing what Obama is really like.
I agree with the thinking that people won’t listen to any more talking about the bad things Obama is about…and that focusing on saying positive things about Mitt Romney makes people ask the question, “What are the positive things Obama did in life?”. Let them go searching for those things and you will never see or hear from those people again because he’s never done anything for anyone.
People are not looking for reasons to vote AGAINST Obama because they need those….they just need to find reasons to vote FOR Mitt Romney and this stuff gives them that.
He’s a good man. A decent man. He has never failed at anything he set out to accomplish (though landing the Republican nomination took him four more years than planned).
Mitt turned around the corrupt and collapsing on itself Salt Lake Olympics.
At Bain he made smart bets and good decisions that ran a successful company. Even when I was working against Mitt in the primaries I could not find anything bad he did at Bain. And Democrats have failed to use the “Bane” character from Batman against Mitt. That movie flopped, because it had a lot of Occupy Wall Street garbage coming out of the Bane character and it was the opposite of Romney and no connection could be made.
Democrats have blown over $100 million already trying to paint Romney as evil and the guy is just a good guy.
I will say, though, that it’s just dumb to have not released all of Mitt’s tax returns. I know there is nothing bad in those, but I think Mitt might be hiding some investments in either China or firms that do business with Iran. I bet you any money that Romney didn’t know that the companies were doing this and as soon as he found out he divested himself of those holdings. This man saw his father’s presidential campaign destroyed with one stupid remark and his mother’s Senate bid in the 1970s implode because of bad planning and direction of her campaign.
There is no way in Hell that Romney ever skimped on taxes or did anything illegal. First off because I think he’d know that was morally wrong and he does not operate that way but also because he would not want to give the Left any excuse to do to him what they did to his father, his mother, and John McCain. He is not stupid.
I think, though, that he was myopic about the taxes. It’s the only mistake he’s made so far.
I have been hoping he did this as a trap for Obama…holding off releasing the taxes so that Democrats would make a big deal about it and then suddenly release them and demand that Obama release his college records, which I believe show that he went to Columbia and Harvard under his Indonesian identity and passport and accepted grant money and scholarships meant for foreign students.
But so far that trap has not been sprung and maybe it never will.
On the TV, there’s some man from Bain Capital talking about the good things that Romney did. Including how Romney organized a drop-everything-and-help-now search effort to locate the missing daughter of a Bain executive…and they found her in two days thanks to Mitt. He went all Law & Order: SVU and was Christopher Meloni on that problem and saved the day.
What’s the best thing that Barack Obama’s ever done for someone? He sure hasn’t lifted a finger for his brother George Obama and his other relatives who live in shacks in Kenya.
The Romney Convention was unfailingly positive and uplifting with no attacks on Obama.
You will see the strategy in this next week.
The Democrat Convention will be a nonstop hatefest on Romney, Christians, and Republicans.
It will turn Independents off and they will wonder why Democrats can’t be positive and uplifting like Republicans.
800pm CST — STAPLES Founder talks.
Talking about how at Bain Mitt saw the value in investing in good ideas and making it happen.
90,000 employees over 2000 stores with 50 distribution centers….which was started with Mitt Romney’s support.
“they just don’t get it” — what Staples Guy says about the Democrats.
Says Mitt and Bain capital were all about people and believed in visions…like starting daycare for women who needed babysitting so they could join workforce…that babysitting business now has 19,000 employees.
Takes hit at Democrats for saying that Bain was “Vampire Capitalism”.
Mitt stayed as an advisor to Staples for 15 years.
He made sure the business kept running.
This guy has the crowd keep repeating THEY JUST DON’T GET IT.
You might think this is silly — and I have in the past, when I went to motivational speaking things for work — but this is effective for people. People in a large group love to chant things. It makes them feel connected to the other audience members and the speaker. It keeps them awake and focused to every now and again shout THEY JUST DON’T GET IT.
Watch the crowd…they smile bigger every time they say it. They will go home remembering this speech was about Democrats JUST NOT GETTING IT.
They won’t know the STAPLES guy’s name (and I don’t remember it either) but they will tell people they heard the Staples CEO speak and he said Democrats JUST DON’T GET IT alot.
It might seem weird to you, but trust me, this works.
808pm CST — Video from Steel Dynamics president and CEO…how Bain helped company and region.
Bain gave capital to entrepreneurs to go out and build things, do things.
— had to switch to CSPAN feed because the YouTUbe one kept crashing —
815pm CST — Kerry Healey, former LT Governor of Mass.
It’s funny, but she is the one who cast the delegate votes for Massachusetts on Tuesday and I knew I had seen her before but didn’t recognize her. I think I wrote that she was just a nice lady who spoke well and would be fun to be friends with…which is why she’s in politics no doubt.
Talking about Romney being a job creator and what he was like to work with.
Hands on leader.
Big Dig construction collapse…dove in and fixed problem…oversaw safety inspections and abolished cronyism and corruption to restore confidence.
I bet you any money that Kerry Healey will be a Cabinet Secretary.
— 819pm CST — video about John and Abigail Adams Scholarship that Mitt started.
It’s funny, but they are building a memorial for John, Abigail, and John Q. Adams in DC. They are calling it “The Adams Family Memorial”…which I am sure will disappoint tourists who are expecting this:
821pm CST — Jane Edmonds.
She admits to being a Leftist Democrat.
Nice lady, though. Senior Fellow at some school in Boston.
Was member of Romney Cabinet in Massachusetts.
She says Romney is the real thing, authentic.
Since this is a black woman talking, no doubt MSNBC and CNN are showing Hurricane Isaac coverage right now so that their viewers do not show an intelligent black woman speaking lovingly — not just kindly, but LOVINGINLY and ADORINGLY — about Mitt Romney.
Folks, Mitt Romney has won this.
That doesn’t mean we don’t work hard…but Mitt Romney is a decent man. By “we won this” I don’t mean that Americans are watching this right now or that most will ever see Jane Edmonds speaking.
My boyfriend Justin is in the other room playing video games and eating ham right now, because he doesn’t want to watch all of this. But he will know later that a nice black woman talked lovingly about Romney. It will be impossible to call Romney a racist — the Left’s favorite tactic to use against anyone going up against Obama — because Jane Edmonds sure seems like she would hit the campaign trail and surrogate speak for Romney.
No doubt she is not the only one who would not just volunteer, but JUMP OUT OF HER CHAIR AND COME RUNNING, if Romney needed help defending against the racist attacks the Left loves using.
THIS is why Romney will win. There seems to be no shortage of people willing to JUMP OUT OF THEIR CHAIRS AND COME RUNNING to defend him.
John McCain didn’t have that.
It means the whole dynamic changes for the Left because it mitigates their offensive capabilities.
Offensive in every sense of the word, ironically enough.
827pm CST — Taylor Hicks. Remember him? Popular years ago on American Idol singing a song from 40 years ago. Relevance.
831pm CST — Olympic Medalists
I think this woman was a delegate too.
Did she give the Minnesota delegate total?
She looks like someone who I said was brassy and bold on Tuesday but I don’t remember the state and can’t go back and look.
I have to admit I can’t stand the wastefulness of the Olympics.
Every four years, a fortune squandered.
I’d really love to see them just build a top-notch, fabulous Olympics Complex in Greece at the bast of Mount Olympus and make it like as if Mount Olympus of myth was real…Just gorgeous, like this:
Have the Olympics there every four years and save all that construction money.
THAT, or pick cities like Cleveland, Detroit, New Orleans, or Pittsburgh to host the Olympics and spend the money rebuilding cities that need Hiroshima-grade reconstructions.
Not London. Or Tokyo. Or Barcelona or wherever.
Let the Olympics be a legacy of raising a city from ruin every four years…not just big fancy parties and bungled ticket sales that result in empty stadiums when thousands outside the gates would have loved to fill those seats.
Oh, and British people who were upset that Romney said London’s organizers were not ready?
Apologize to Romney now, you muppets, because HE WAS RIGHT. If you think the ticket distribution at those games was well organized, YOU ARE DAMN SKIPPY! You muppets!
Oh, and bring back the Speedos in men’s swimming and ban the long trunk racing suits that were designed by the same manufacturers of burkas. Those guys are in the best shape of their lives, so if ever there was a need for Speedos, it is at the Olympics.
839pm CST — They have a member of the Miracle on Ice US hockey team there talking about how Mitt saved the Salt Lake Olympics from disaster.
If you have never seen that movie Miracle, please watch it. It’s awesome. I love hockey movies. An ex boyfriend was a Lake Erie Monster player. Goon is also great and is on streaming Netflix now.
Derek Parra — Olympian, lived with Mitt and Ann — the Romneys have done a lot of good in the world.
Just imagine what they would do in the White House?
Parra is talking about the 2002 Olympics, which was right after 9/11.
I really hate when people talk about 9/11 as if it was an alien attack, a rogue comment disaster, or a Godzilla rampage.
It was not a natural disaster. Muslims did that. 9/11 was caused and executed by Islam. Islam is not a religion of peace and it’s not even a religion to me — it is a suicide death cult that’s aiming to takeover the world and force submission from all of us.
Muslims murdered thousands of people on 9/11, including my good friend from college Jane who went to work that day and never came home and was never found.
So talking about the pain and horror of 9/11 and acting like it was some natural disaster is disrespectful to the people that Muslims murdered that day in service to Islam.
— 847pm CST — Bebe Winans is singing.
I like this song better though:
Bebe and his sister Cece Winans were friends of Whitney Houston. Bebe sang at her home-going service in February.
Whitney once bought a bunch of costumes for the Winans’ band, including outfits for her too, and said she was going on the road with them. Bebe told this story at Nippy’s funeral. And Nippy (Whitney’s play name) insisted she wanted to sing backup for the Winans. They said, “But you’re famous!” and she said, “Well, I’m rich now right? And you’re broke as a joke, right? So I can sing backup and then you can be rich too because you’re my friends and my family”.
Whenever you hear someone still telling a Whitney crack joke or being nine shades of evil to this woman who is resting in peace, you please remember that she loved the Lord and was kind and decent to everyone she met and I’ve yet to see anyone tell a story about Whitney Houston being mean to them. I was a nobody in Cleveland who worked at a hotel she stayed in and she treated me like her best friend in the world and bought me a cinnamon pretzel and drank lemonade with me on a random afternoon when she wanted someone from the hotel to walk around and show her a little bit of Cleveland. She was a great lady who I deeply miss…and I hate the Internet for being so evil to her, in life and in death.
RIP Nippy — sing it with the angels
854pm CST — really good Romney video.
HE WAS SO HOT WHEN HE WAS YOUNG
There was a guy in high school who looked like that…with these crystal clear blue eyes like a Disney prince.
I had no idea I was gay then (not until college when I realized it) but this guy fascinated me. Mitt Romney would have fascinated me too when I was younger if he looked like that back then
Video shows the Romney boys talking.
Craig was evidently a handful as a kid.
Ann said that she often felt like she had six sons, not five, because Mitt acted like a kid.
Kids said Dad was too cheap so they’d ask mom for money.
Fun story about how cheap Mitt is….wouldn’t pay for an expensive light bulb for the stove and just used a regular one, but it was so bright that he then just put tinfoil in front of it to fix the brightness. Problem solved!
Mitt’s dad was born in Mexico because his parents were religious refugees from Utah and were being persecuted as Mormons.
George Romney was called “the brick”, because he was unmovable.
Mitt will be the best looking president we’ve ever had and seemingly the nicest man to ever be president.
Everyone keeps saying that Mitt is a “cheap son of a gun” who would drive ten miles to save fifty cents on something.
This video they are playing is WONDERFUL. I wish it was a movie in theaters it’s so good.
— random at 902pm CST, Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror —
902pm CST — “Mystery Guest” Clint Eastwood.
Nothing against Clint, but he’s not relevant to anyone my age or younger.
You know what’s SCARY to me? The fact that Brad Pitt is no longer relevant. Justin’s age group sees Brad the way that I saw Robert Redford — the “handsome elder statesman” type of Hollywood. Brad Pitt was my first celebrity crush in college and I was able to successfully drive out a roommate I didn’t like by putting Brad Pitt posters on the wall in my dorm room (had a single the rest of my time there then!).
“Clint is rambling” is what the corrupt media is saying right now.
Talking about Oprah crying on Election Night. People saying hope and change a lot, lighting candles, crying. I was crying.
But now I am crying that there are 23 million unemployed in this country and its a national disgrace. This administration has not done enough to cure that.
Time for someone else to come along and solve the problem.
I think this is the point of having Clint speak.
The independents see him as a Hollywood celebrity…and Clint is talking about the disappointment of those who believed in the hope and change. He has a chair sitting there and is pretending that Obama is sitting there.
Asking “Obama” questions and doing little comedy bits.
Mentioned stupid idea from Eric Holder of trying terrorists in downtown NYC.
Not closing Gitmo like he promised to the Left.
Talking about Obama and Afghanistan, making same mistakes Russians did.
I take back my comment about this not being relevant.
It’s actually VERY SMART. He is very strategically mocking Obama without being mean spirited.
Asking about all of Obama’s promises. Pretending Obama is saying hateful and nasty things about Romney and says, “You’re getting as bad as Biden”.
Biden is the true intellect of the Democrat Party, a grin with a body behind it.
So much to be done and Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan are two guys that can come along.
Never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president anyway.
Always taught to weigh everything and argue both sides and devil’s advocate and bifurcating things.
Time for a businessman to be president, how about that?
GREAT MERCIFUL ZEUS this is highly effective.
Tells Obama to just step aside and let Romney take over, and let Obama use the plane and fly around and not use that big bus anymore that belches gas even though the Left are supposedly environmentalists.
We own this country.
It’s not Obama owning it. Politicians are employees of ours. They beg for votes every few years, but I just think you realize that we are the best in the world and we should not forget that and when someone does not do the job we have to let him go. No bad feelings. But get someone who can do the job.
Time to let Obama go because he did not do the job he was hired to do.
You don’t have to vote for someone we don’t really want in office. Look at his recent ads out there, and he’s not really such a nice guy.
You want to make my day, alright, GO AHEAD…MAKE MY DAY.
That was charming and brilliant…and this is really the key to winning folks. Don’t make people who voted for Obama feel bad about their choice four years ago. But make them see that they don’t have to do that again and can change their minds and fire Obama.
914pm CST — Rubio speaks
I’m going to say it, because every female candidate gets judged on her hair…but Rubio only has a few years before he’s got a Biden hairline. He’s getting a little chubby too. He better make his moves and do some great things before his looks go…would be a good running mate with Paul Ryan in 2020.
Rubio is a great speaker and very charming. I like him.
While Rubio’s talking about being a Cuban descendent, I checked comment on another thread regarding the Kathy McRogers Caruthers mystery and someone suggested that she’s been giving all this time because she’s tanking in her re-election bid back in Washington…so they want to give her all this time to ingratiate herself to people.
That doesn’t make sense though because why not do that for other Congress critters in trouble? Why is that one seat so important? I’d rather a Senate candidate be lavished all this time than just one Congressional seat out of what, 435?
No, there’s something else going on…but damned if I know what it is.
Rubio is now talking about how people come to America to get away from the ideas that Barack Obama champions.
I think Rubio will be president someday too.
Future United States Presidents:
* Marco Rubio
* Mia Love
* Allen West
* Sarah Palin
* My friend Althea’s daughter
* YOU (I have a decent chance of this last one actually being true someday because I have no idea who all is reading this).
Does anyone know if the networks are showing Rubio speaking or are they being racist again and reporting on the hurricane while he talks so that people don’t see a Hispanic person at the GOP Convention?
Rubio’s video and transcript of remarks will be up soon so I want to take a minute to talk about why the Romney convention has been so free of direct attacks on Democrats. Everyone, including Rubio, has been restrained and sedate. THAT is deliberate.
It’s a trap for Democrats.
Democrats can’t resist being hateful. Hate fuels the Democrat Party. It wasn’t always like that. It wasn’t like that in 2008 because the people who revel in the hatred and the evil attacks were kept locked in the basement back then. Obama opened the door to all of this and transformed the party into one of hate, attacks, irrationality, and evil. I don’t think the Democrat Party can change back in my lifetime.
Hillary will try between November of this year and 2016, but I don’t think she can do it…I don’t think Democrats WANT to be pulled back to the center or be normal and rational again.
Romney’s convention is showing people that the GOP is the party for people who are sane and rational and want to improve things instead of hate on things.
That’s why Chris Christie was so restrained and mild mannered and rational. Rubio is being sedate and rational (but is engaging and speaking without TelePrompTers).
“My father stood behind a bar for all those years in the back of a room so I could stand behind a podium at the front” — great line. Big applause.
The cynic in me does note that 99% of white people DO love helping minorities of all colors get ahead because it makes them feel good to vote for and help a minority person who says their parents were poor and worked as maids or whatever so they could become a Senator or Governor or whatever. Americans love Horatio Alger stories that star people with foreign-sounding names.
Go see 2016: Obama’s America…there’s a whole 20 minute section of the film on this. Americans are good hearted people by nature and for some reason can’t help falling for it whenever someone plays the violin the right way and says all the things they need to say to tap into that widespread innate desire “to prove I am a good person by doing everything I can to help a hard working minority person succeed”.
Not a good or bad thing. But a real thing. Part of the national psyche.
Obama has used this time and again to get everything he has wanted in life.
— 933pm CST —
Romney walking in through the crowd.
I want to get Justin to meet Romney during the campaign. He hasn’t met him yet.
Big hugs from Utah delegation.
Romney is a handsome, handsome man.
When they show Ryan on camera, my mind automatically says “Vice President Ryan”…like it’s already happened.
Can’t explain that, but do you get it?
Like every cell in my being says this is happening, that Romney and Ryan are going to win, and I don’t see how Obama beats them. I really don’t.
How does Obama win when there’s nothing about Romney and Ryan to hate on?
Even if George Soros crashes the economy again like in 2008, that won’t help Obama…it will just make people run to Romney.
936pm CST 8/30/2012 — Romney officially accepted nomination to become 45th President of the United States
Romney’s talking…takes playful jab at Ryan over iPod joke.
Americans felt excited four years ago about a new president.
Americans wanted to go back to work…be optimistic…confident about the future…optimism is nature of Americans…nation of immigrants, driven, better life…
He is setting it up to say that people were good to follow their hearts in 2008 and that they believed what Obama sold them, but that Obama didn’t deliver and hope and change never came.
this sets up the stage for them to recognize that Obama failed them…
people couldn’t have seen that in 2008 but should recognize and correct it now…
Americans deserved “hope and change” but they did not get it.
Obama was not truthful and didn’t deliver on promises.
I have to say though, that I still don’t like when Romney stops talking, stares ahead, and gives this plastic smile. I used to think it was him being fake, but now I know he’s just nice and being quiet for a moment to let other people shout or talk. It came off as wimpy to me in the past, but now I see it as more a Mormon/Utah/Nice Person thing.
It’s just something he does. Reagan kind of did it too, but Romney is more polished and GQ so it comes off differently and is not as endearing.
Still getting used to the idea of supporting Romney and backing his campaign and being excited he is the nominee.
I think he ended up being the best choice. i think as President I will grow to love the guy. He will look great in the White House and he will return that building to be a place of class and dignity with fewer parties, reduced spending, and no more celebrity rap parties, Ramadan dinners, or Christmas ornaments with Mao on them.
Justin poked his head in to listen to Romney for five minutes and then left for his video games again, saying Romney was “boring”.
Justin is a Millennial and “bores” easily. It’s very hard to focus him on anything. If I have to tell him something important, I have to catch him away from the computer, away from his phone, and away from any beverages (if he’s drinking coffee, it’s like his ears turn off). So Romney is not razzle dazzle enough for Justin to listen to.
But, in fairness, Justin can’t stand listening to Obama.
Justin likes listening to Sarah Palin though.
I think Romney comes off as a nice person, especially when he talks about being a dad.
He’s a nice man.
I’m tearing up listening to him.
He’s talking about his wife being a stay at home mom to those boys.
How hard it was and how important.
Romney really comes across as someone from another time…in a good way…back to when people were nice and friendly and good and decent….like he’s from Pleasantville and he can make this world into Pleasantville too with nice people who do the right thing.
955pm CST — talks about starting a business at age 37, Bain Capital
STAPLES — where Obama campaign shops
Bright Horizons Daycare — Michelle Obama praised it
Steel Dynamics — largest producer in US
Obama is attacking success. Worst “recovery” since great depression
In America we celebrate and don’t apologize for success.
Says Bain was not always successful…but no one ever is in business. Sometimes fail, sometimes succeed.
Steve Jobs was fired at Apple and then came back and changed world. Genius to harness creativity and talent and create tomorrow’s prosperity not redistribute today’s.
VOLCANIC ERUPTION OF CHEERS!!!!!!
Only two presidents couldn’t say country better off four years after being elected: Carter and Obama
Not better off today then when he took office.
Turn the page, put disappointments and recriminations behind us. Look ahead at what can be. Restore promise of America.
many Americans have given up on this president but have not given up on themselves.
America needs jobs. Lots of jobs.
Obama is depressing America and eliminating jobs.
Assault on Coal and Oil will send manufacturing to China.
Trillion dollars of cuts in military eliminates jobs and puts security at risk.
$716 billion cut to Medicare endangers it and medicine.
Caused wages to stall.
If Obama reelected there will be no American future.
Has a plan to create 12 million new jobs.
Five steps to create jobs:
* Energy Independence…oil, gas, coal, renewables
* Skills for jobs…every parent gets choice, every child gets chance
* Trade work for America…new agreements and consequences for cheating (like China)
* Assure entrepreneurs that investments won’t vanish like in Greece…cut deficit and put us back on path to balanced budget. Champion small businesses
* Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Women start businesses and need to be allowed to thrive.
No tax increases on middle class.
Sanctity of life.
Freedom of religion.
Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. And to heal the planet.
My promise is to help you and your family.
Obama began presidency with an apology tour…I will have a jobs tour
Obama said America dictated to others…I said that America freed world from dictators
Seal Team Six took out Osama…Obama wants to talk to iran, but iran is building a bomb and throws Israel and Poland under bus.
Obama eager to give Russia flexibility after election.
Our friends should see more loyalty and Mr. Putin will see less flexibility and more backbone.
Honor our democratic ideals. Free world is more peaceful world. We should return to that legacy of Truman and Reagan.
Are the Obama years the America we want?
Should we borrow a trillion from China?
Don’t we need jobs for 23 million people?
The America we all know is a story of the many becoming one. Unite to save world from unspeakable darkness. Monuments honor our soldiers…no mention of race, party, or what they did for living.
They lived and died for single flag. Pledge allegiance to United States. United America. Unleash economy to put back to work. Restore confidence. Future better than past.
Preserve our military as so strong no one will test it.
That America, United America, uphold constellation of rights.
That United America to care for poor sick, and elderly. Best within each of us.
If elected I will work with all energy and soul to restore that America…that future is our destiny…it is waiting for us…..the peace and freedom of the world depend on it. Let us begin that future. May God Bless you and the American people and God Bless America.
WOWZERS….he was soooooo good there. And band plays James Brown’s Living in America from Rocky IV as Romney stands on stage waiving!
Balloons drop. Red white blue.
Paul Ryan on stage.
Then Ann and Janna.
America’s Comeback Team, folks.
Now the Ryan and Romney kids enter and join parents.
Looks like all Mitt’s grandkids too.
Kids go nuts for the balloons and confetti.
They all look like nice people.
I like every one of them.
There is no Meghan McCain to ignore this time…and no snotty McCain son with the bad attitude…and Cindy McCain’s plasticity.
Everyone on the stage is nice, normal, and people you’d want to live next door to.
Ben the Invisible Son is there, clean-shaven. His wife has bright red punk dyed hair, which is odd. Someone’s wife is wearing a blue cape, which is strange only if she’s not a superhero.
The Slytherin House son is there too, all the sons.
Bebe Winans is back to sing some more. Here’s Whitney with Bebe when Whitney went on the road as a background singer for them like I told you she did so her friends could have some hit albums and make some money too.
Remember that next time someone is badmouthing Whitney.
This was at the height of her fame. This was after Bodyguard. And the woman went on the road as an unpaid backup singer for her friends so they would make some money and have a share of success too.
This is the woman that people like to make crack jokes about and pummel still even though she’s dead.
This is why I loved her, though there are many good singers out there…Whitney loved the Lord and lived that every day.
Mitt Romney clearly loves the Lord too. It is in everything he does.
He is a good man and will be a great president.
Lots of playing with balloons.
Kids having fun catching them.
Mitt and Ann smiling.
Notice how in his speech it was all about US, as in us, and what we could do together as US. Not about him. Not about the “i” and the “me”, but about the us.
That’s a big thing because Obama is all about him. That creepy “O” symbol of his. The celebrity, the look at me.
Obama would never be anyone’s backup singer and he’d never help a friend in need like that.
Mitt Romney would though. And he’d bring the whole Romney bunch!
**** Check this out: Breitbart did a live stream of the corrupt media’s attacks on Romney all night. It’s revelatory to see just how much these people promote Obama.
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