Ann Romney: The nominee’s wife gave a decent speech… She made some strides in “humanizing” Mr. Romney. Explaining his generosity towards others, how he built Bain Capital, how he dealt with her battles with MS and breast cancer. Those are all solid points to make. I just don’t know why she focused so much on how they started out in life with “nothing.”
Does anybody really believe that the son of a wealthy Michigan governor subsisted on “pasta and tuna fish” while in college?
Even if it is true?
Her greatest contribution to Mr. Romney’s candidacy was her message to women. A lot of women probably saw her – particularly married women and mothers – as credible and likeable portraying her husband as a caring and compassionate man. A man who has never failed his family and will not fail the country if he becomes President.
She did what she could to have women take a look at her husband as a man who will make life easier on families struggling under the President’s policies.
Christie only mentioned “jobs” once- which is the central issue in this election.
And he never went after the President’s lack of leadership on the economy.
The Guv did make some valid points on the need to confront public sector unions, particularly teachers. He pointed out that the American People were ready to hear the truth about the Country’s problems. That they are demanding politicians that “lead” and not those that “pander.”
Christie’s best zinger of the night; “You see Mr. President, real leaders don’t follow polls. Real leaders change polls.”
He stressed that Democrats ideas have failed and that Republican ideas are working.
I hope he’s right that Americans want politicians that will lead, tell the truth and tackle the big problems- even the politically unpopular ones. Because unless we start dealing with the many challenges facing our great nation- particularly debt and entitlements- we’re going to become a third world Banana Republic- if we’re not there already…
Mia Love: The Tea Party darling, Mayor of Sarasota Springs, Utah and Republican candidate for Congress, hit the ball out of the park last night. The 37 year old daughter of Haitian immigrants told a compelling story of self reliance and the American dream. Where people don’t look to Washington for help but look within and work hard.
So what did Love get from the “Keep it classy” crowd amongst the Democratic Party for daring to be a self-made black woman? Her Wikipedia page was vandalized as follows:
“She is a total sellout to the Right Wing Hate Machine and the greedy bigots who control the GOP and love to see people like Mia Love be exploited like the house Nigger she truly is”
And Republicans are the closed minded ones and the racists?
If that’s true, why is it almost every time a person of color runs as a Republican- they’re accused of abandoning “their people” and being a “sellout?”
Artur Davis: A black man who spoke for Obama in 2008 and is now for Romney didn’t fair much better. Facing most of the same criticisms as Mia Love. Mr. Davis doesn’t believe that his race is a weakness and that blacks need help from the Government. He believes that we are all equals and that blacks can compete on a level playing field and don’t need affirmative action.
Those are “radical” beliefs Mr. Davis- at least amongst the group think in the Democratic Party…
I hope the Republicans start going after the President by name ans criticizing his failed policies more… The race between Obama and Romney is only tied, in my opinion, because people don’t fully know how awful the President has been. And the “lamestream” media isn’t going to stop cheerleading long enough to focus on Obama’s failures- the Republicans need to spell them out.