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    Romney hits his stride defending America

    Romney hits his stride defending America

    Romney finally hit his stride at a speech today in Pennsylvania.

    And all President Obama had to do was attack the very nature of our governing philosophy and the hard work and ingenuity of the American people.

    It’s well worth watching this clip, especially at the 3:44 mark where the crowd erupts in applause and cheering at Romney’s defense of American values:

    What the president said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a president of the United States. It goes to something I’ve spoken about from the beginning of the campaign. That this election is to a great degree about the soul of America. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government, or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build their future?

    Romney gets it, he just needs to express it to all of us more often.

    (video added)


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    NC Mountain Girl | July 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    It is often smarter not to counter every jab but instead to wait for the chance to land a major blow after your opponent leaves himself open. If Obama has decided to leave TOTUS behind I suspect Romney will have many such opportunities in the coming weeks and months.

      Milwaukee in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | July 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      If 0bama leaves TOTUS behind then this is the beginning of the end. Being partial to breathing, I have used an inhaler for asthma relief. For him to call such a device a “breathalyzer”, which is what law enforcement uses on suspected drunk drivers, is hilarious. The man doesn’t do impromptu, and will say many, many stupid things. He might even do that while riding the intercontinental railroad amongst the 57 states.

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    The tone of optimism in the speech is crucial. While America is America, optimism wins elections.

    There is as much optimism in hopenchange as there is Cherokee blood in Elizabeth Warren’s veins.

    TrooperJohnSmith | July 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    As the son of a lifelong entrepreneur, I was not only startled but angered by the shallowness and ignorance president. His meme is apparently, if you are smart and hardworking, YOU TOO can create and run a successful business.

    Smart: He was right. Lots of smart people. It helps to be smart to start a business.

    Hardworking: It’s essential, especially when just starting a business.

    So the president left it there. The crowd went wild, because he was essentially saying that, “The rich fat cats ain’t got anything on all you smart, hardworking people out there!” The clear implication being that all those people were just a toll bridge or a public university from being the next Henry Ford.

    But because Obama has never run a company or added value to anything based on the honest sweat of his labor, his whole premise is terribly flawed or perhaps dishonest. What he missed in his ignorance of ‘business’ was the rest of what it takes to start and run a enterprise:

    Vision: To start a business you must have a vision. You must act upon it and adjust the vision as reality, experience and circumstances dictate. You have to put the concept into reality, not always an easy task. Sadly, some ‘smart’ and ‘hardworking’ people lack vision, which reduces Obama’s ‘pool’ of people who could start and run businesses considerably.

    Risk: There have been an untold number of people who had all the essential qualities to be an entrepreneur, but at the end of the day, they just wanted to play it safe. They were afraid or maybe just cautious, but for whatever reason, they did not act. Risk is the willingness to try and lose, which reduces Obama’s ‘pool’ more.

    Persistence: If you are not persistent, you will likely not weather either the natural growing pains of a business or the first downturn. Sometimes you must start over with less or take a different approach. This quality culls more from Obama’s cadre of ‘business people’.

    Sacrifice: There are people who slept in their offices, took no salary and made great sacrifices to nurse their business through tough times. Again, more faces disappear from Obama’s ‘pool’.

    Passion & Faith: These last two are probably the ultimate deal breakers. Without both of these, you’re done before you get started. Lack of these will assure you never make it through the rough times, because absent these, you will fail. Faith isn’t necessarily ‘religious’ faith, though people who were my examples were almost all very faithful people in both that sense and in the way faith promulgates confidence and a positive attitude.

    After these qualities are applied against Obama’s ‘business candidates’ most will, like the president, be found lacking. That many in his audience fall for and believe this hokum is sad. That the President of the United States voices this sentiment, much less believes it, is tragic. That he serves to deceive people with this rhetoric, is borderline moral corruption.

    Browndog | July 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Romney gets it, he just needs to express it to all of us more often.

    As one put it today; when the circumstance calls, he needs to “show more passion”

      Romney needs an “I paid for this microphone Mr Green!” moment. Reagan also had the same trait of never getting angry. He suddenly showed that he had his limits and wouldn’t be pushed around by the Bush dirty tricksters who were attempting to co-opt his event. He flashed just enough anger to take control of the situation without losing his composure and that is what eventually propelled him to the WH.

      Romney is one of those people who never gets angry. He needs to get angry once in a while and for real, not for show.

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