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September 16, 2011

Romney: "There's a Good Shot" I Can Be In The White House

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is escorted by business leader Jim Click Jr. after arriving in Tucson for a round table discussion at a local car dealership. (Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)

Romney predicts Obama will be a one-term president, and said he would probably replace him

Romney: "There's a Good Shot" I Can Be In The White House

Los Angeles Times

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney seized on Wednesday's news that the income of the average American family has declined to what it was in 1996 to argue that President Obama has proven himself unable to fix the nation's economy.

"That is an indication of failure and the policies of this president have not worked," Romney told a few dozen business leaders at an economic roundtable at a car dealership. "The economy was in trouble when he became president. Everything he did, almost without exception, made things worse. His policies have failed."

Romney asked the gathered businessmen and women to share their concerns, which ranged from onerous regulations that created uncertainty, the rising cost of healthcare and the tax code. Romney reiterated his positions, arguing that regulatory relief, an overhaul of the tax code and a change in how consumers purchase health insurance were key to fixing the nation's economy.

"We keep thinking a little stimulus will get things going. What's wrong in America right now cannot be cured by a little cup of gasoline on the fire," Romney said. "We need to fundamentally reshape the foundation of our economy and its relationship with government so businesses are once again and individuals are once again incentivized to invest in America."

He predicted that Obama would be a one-term president, and said he would probably replace him.

"There's a good shot I can be in the White House some day," Romney said


Romney Won't Use The Word Socialist


Romney used the interview Thursday to put some distance between himself and Texas Gov. Rick Perry when asked if he would use the word “socialist” to describe the Obama White House.

“Well, you know, words have a lot of unintended meanings and calling people socialists probably goes on the fact that it is true that President Obama’s team and the president himself seem to believe that government has a better approach to our economy than the private sector, and I disagree with that approach,” Romney said.

Romney continued, “I don’t use the word socialist, or I haven’t so far, but I do agree the president’s approach is government heavy, government intensive and not working.”


Wild Thing's comment......

Yeowie, I would not say that. hahaha

What a difference, others call it like it is.......DeMint and Perry and others saying socialist, or socialism regarding Obamoa. But Mitt Romney just won't do it. Sorry Mitt, we need leadership with a spine and you lost yours a long time ago.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 16, 2011 04:45 AM


What we don't need Mitt, is another RINO. Maybe the problem is alot of these candidates have believed the lie that we are indeed a democracy, and of course the majority makes the rules and calling obama a Socialist, may not put him in good stead with that bunch of Libs who would deny publically that they are socialists. In other words Mitt puts his finger to the wind to see which way the wind blows then makes his decision, and you don't need a weatherman for that.

Posted by: mark at September 16, 2011 08:45 AM

Romney just got Jimmy Carters endorsement too. Romney is to the MSM what McCain was back in 2007 and 2008 before Obama was nominated.

Posted by: BobF at September 16, 2011 09:08 AM

So much depends upon the RNC, RCC, and RSC, and how they choose to distribute the cash they collect.

Up to this point they are all playing coy and refusing to state whether they are leaning toward Romney,or Perry.

If past history, is any indicator, I have a strong feeling that they will wind up giving more support to the likes of Romney.

For this reason I feel that my contributions are better spent when I give directly to the Candidate of my choosing.

Posted by: Sean at September 16, 2011 10:06 AM

I agree Sean. I give directly to candidates.

Posted by: BobF at September 16, 2011 01:27 PM

"I haven't so far". Wishy washy. No firmness. Romney is a Rino. I think deep down that he is a liberal on social issues. Yes, just like Bill Clinton, Romney's finger spends a lot of time in the air testing wind direction. And yes, the GOP hierarchy will back him over Perry(or Palin).

My choice right now is Rick Perry. He has a few (speculative)blemishes but no serious drawbacks. My $$ will go straight to Perry's campaign. No middle men.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at September 16, 2011 02:03 PM

Sean, ditto that. I have not given to the GOP/ RNC oh gosh for years.
Like you said, supporting the actual candidate is better.

Thank you everyone so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 17, 2011 02:29 AM