Top Ten Bad Signs for Romney

1. The Fraternal Order of Police has refused to endorse Romney for president. This is the first time for 98 years they don’t have a favored candidate. Romney’s support of Wisconsin-style gutting of state labor unions (like. uh, the FOP) rather put them off.

2. After saying Sunday that he liked parts of Obamacare, including the coverage of preexisting conditions, Romney was forced by his handlers to backtrack. Now he says market forces will take care of that group of 88 million people.

3. The Romney campaign appears to have ripped off Barack Obama’s web site.

4. Romney told his supporters that President Obama has a secret plan to take the phrase “In God we Trust” off the US currency. Is this the moment, one Reddit.com user asked, that Romney’s campaign jumped the shark?

5. Romney’s poorly-planned and vague convention gave him no bounce, whereas the DNC in Charlotte appears to have put Obama up in Ohio by 5 points. Ohio is pretty much a must-take state for the Romney campaign.

6. A CNN poll finds that Obama is substantially ahead among registered voters nationwide, and that the Libertarian candidate, attracting 4% of registered voters, is drawing votes away mainly from Romney. When Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are included, Obama stands at 51% and Romney at only 43%.

7. Romney’s assertion that he is not in the race ‘to heal the planet’ has angered conservationists.

8. The Obama campaign outraised Romney for the first time in months in August. Most of the donations came from small donors, who are beginning to flex their muscles versus the fatcats.

9. Even Fox Cable News, which has hired Romney advisers to comment on his campaign and is generally Republican TV all day every day, is fed up with Romney for never offering any details of his plans for the country

10. Nicki Minaj explains that she was being sarcastic when she busted a rhyme about supporting Romney. When Republicans are reduced to hoping that rap artists just might not be being sarcastic about them, that is the worst sign of all.

15 Responses

  1. 1. Romney has used the expression “union stooges” several times this campaign. And he expects to get the endorsement of any unions? This is language beneath the dignity of the offices he is seeking.

    • They are incredible, aren’t they? And they expect to win this election by attacking people….. Not just the unions but gays, women, students, Latinos, etc…..

      • A union is different when it consists of our brave armed centurions who exist to defend property. Just like religious liberty is different when it doesn’t wear a turban, or freedom is different when you don’t have a uterus, or invasion is different when the United States of America commits it.

        Romney thought the cops understood they were in the “special” caste when he was attacking unions for the workers. You know, enforcer as opposed to enforcee.

  2. It’s just like the primaries — the more people get to see and hear Romney, the less enthused they are about him.

  3. I’m a bit confused by the police story, why is a refutation of Romney and not Obama? Is the FoP a traditionally republican organization?

    • Yes, indeed, it is.

      The FOP endorsed McCain in 2008, Bush both times and, oh yeah, endorsed on Willard M. Romney in his campaign for governor of Massachusetts.

  4. Romney offers a lot to worry about. But if Obama wins then we have to start worrying about him again. Will he cave in budget talks?

    Romney, at least, is giving us a respite from Obama’s failings He is so bad that he makes Obama’s cautious “moderation” almost appear radical. Neither side in this campaign is going way out on any limb. Ryan has been reigned in and offers himself up with a lamblike innocence. “Who us, destroy Medicare? Never!” In the meantime, the immense problems our country and the world face continue unresolved, barely acknowledged.

    • Quity, we are birds of a feather! Agree with you 100%. In the meantime . . . zip, zilch, zero. Perhaps when he can’t get re-elected (2016) and he’s lost the House and the Senate, perhaps then he’ll do something, anything.

  5. “5. Romney’s poorly-planned and vague convention gave him no bounce, whereas the DNC in Charlotte appears to have put Obama up in Ohio by 5 points. Ohio is pretty much a must-take state for the Romney campaign.”

    unfortunately Obama might need 10-12 points in Ohio to compensate for the intense voter suppression activities being pursued in this rust bucket excuse for a state.

  6. …President Obama has a secret plan to take the phrase “In God we Trust” off the US currency.

    Even worse, he’s going to take George Washington off the dollar bill, and replace him with Afrika Bambaataa.

  7. re: #4

    Link quotes: “While Romney never argued that Obama was trying to remove God from the nation’s currency, he argued that the election is the only way to ensure the words remain.”

    According to that, I think he’s definitely playing into fears of his supporters that Obama is not guided by religion, and maybe that is what is implied, but I think it’s an overstatement to say he “told his supporters that President Obama has a secret plan” to remove the words.

  8. While Obama never argued that Romney will make everyone where magic underwear, he argued that the election is the only way to ensure we can wear whatever undergarments we choose, or none at all.

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