Discussion in 'Rough' started by Trouble, Apr 24, 2012.
Well, I guess it's a better slogan than Winning The Future
I watched his speech. Had a BIG resemblance to Ronald Reagan's approach.
It was pretty good actually.
Who's he really beating though? Rooster?? Newters??? Let's see how he does in The Major Leagues against Pres. Obama .. I suspect (like Jim Bakker) he'll be curled up in a fetal position under a coffee table whining about how squirrels were after him at the end of election night this Nov....
What I found funny, but not surprising is that only Fox News was covering any of the progress of the states last night, putting up numbers of the GOP candidates. I was somewhat interested in where Ron Paul was going to end up. Eliot Spitzer on CurrentTV (who I think is more refreshing than Olbermann) didn't even mention it, and whoever it was on MSNBC just mentioned it as a foregone conclusion.
Romney's comment regarding "Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago" was more than a resemblance to Reagan...
It was a powerful reflection back on the days when things were so much better than when Obama took hold of power and began his reign of the all powerful, all spending government nearly 4 years ago.
When you are able to talk to somebody directly and ask "Are you better off than before.....then the person KNOWS the answer to that question. Many of our problems don't have a clear cut answer but when you're asked "Are you better off?" you KNOW that answer.
This will resonate with the people. Young, old, gays, Christians and dog lovers alike.
Sure you have the hard core that will never deviate from their voting pattern, but the moderates will eat this platform up if he can provide viable solutions.
Obama won't be running on his record that's for sure. He'll launch an incredibly negative campaign.
Just read and listen to his surrogates now! They see the poll numbers and their beloved dear leader is slippin' away. They haven't hit the panic button yet but they have pulled it out ready to go into action. LOL!
America just "feels" better already!
I think Obama still has the young voter vote, although probably not as much as he did in 2008. I think some younger voters want to see change every four years, just to make things interesting.
From what I've seen recently, if the typical states vote for their their typical parties. Romney would need to win Florida and Ohio to get the election.
Also red states have 6 more electoral votes this year. And blue states 6 less.
I think they are easily swayed by rock star status and glitter. They aren't old enough to see and feel the substance of a message. If it "sounds and feels good" they are THERE BABY.
Here's the reality. Those kids that graduated college in 2008? Ready for all the hope and change and a JOB are 1 in 2 either unemployed or grossly under employed. They've had time to let the reality of this administration's glitter sink in and it ain't good for a whole lot of them. For these folks, Romney's message will RESONATE.
I guarantee if Romney stays on message, keeps it clean but counters the liberal spew with facts and solutions instead of hot air, threats and fear mongering that Obama's campaign will perfect this year, Obama will have a fight on his hands for the Presidency.
This show ain't over folks, it hasn't even begun.
Dave Letterman is relentlessly reminding viewers of epic Mittfalls.
I really wish Gary Johnson could pull off a sneak-in similar to Carter's coming out of no where in 76.
The republican party would have been much smarter to have backed him. Hell, anything would be better than what's left to choose from.
Everyone should google "White Horse Prophecy" and find out what Romney is really planning.
The White Horse Prophecy is a statement purported to have been made in 1843 by Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, regarding the future of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and the United States of America. The Latter Day Saints, according to the prophecy, would "go to the Rocky Mountains and ... be a great and mighty people", identified figuratively with the White Horse described in the Revelation of John. The prophecy further predicts that the United States Constitution will one day "hang like a thread" and will be saved "by the efforts of the White Horse".
When the Constitution “Hangs by a Thread” – The White Horse Prophecy in Modern Mormonism
By Bill McKeever
Following the Mormon expulsion from Missouri in 1838, Joseph Smith made a trip to Washington, D.C. “to present to the National Congress the petition of the Saints for a redress of their grievances, suffered in Missouri” (History of the Church 4:xxvi). Arriving in November 1839, Smith met with several powerful politicians of that day, including President Martin Van Buren, and left Washington in disappointment. As the story goes, President Van Buren told the Mormon prophet, “Gentlemen, your cause is just, but I can do nothing for you...If I take up for you I shall lose the vote in Missouri” (Allen and Leonard, The Story of the Latter-day Saints, p.144).
Joseph Smith’s frustration with both political parties led to a considerable amount of rhetoric predicting divine judgment on the United States government. On page 137 of his book Quest for Refuge, Mormon historian Marvin S. Hill wrote, “To secure legal sanction for his call to arms, Smith petitioned Congress to form Nauvoo into a federal district and grant him authority to command federal troops in defense of the city. He warned his closest friends [in the Nauvoo City Council] that ‘if Congress will not hear our petition and grant us protection, they will be broken up as a government, and God shall damn them, and there shall be nothing left of them—not even a grease spot.’” Needless to say, Congress ignored his petition and life went on.
Another of Smith’s predictions, the “White Horse Prophecy,” gets its name from the biblical book of Revelation. The prophecy has been given a dubious distinction since there is no evidence that Smith ever gave it in a public setting. Instead, its pedigree goes back to two Mormons, Edwin Rushton and Theodore Turley, who said they personally heard Joseph Smith give this prediction at Smith’s home on or about May 6, 1843. Smith allegedly gave numerous predictions in this prophecy, but the portion that is most repeated speaks of a day when the Constitution of the United States will “hang by a thread.” It will be “preserved and saved” by a White Horse, A.K.A. the Mormon Church.
Mitt Romney and the MORMOM church not only dominates most of Utah's social service agencies, but also the government, the public schools, and the media. It even runs the shopping malls. As a result, the church shapes the life of everyone who lives in Utah, Mormon or not. If you think Big Brother is big now, wait till Mitt Romney and the Mormons take over
It should be explained that Mormonism has a somewhat odd and complicated hierarchy for its priesthood. Unlike virtually every other religion, virtually all adult males in Mormonism are “priests.” In fact, at the age of 18, most “worthy” Mormon young men are ordained elders. There are two priesthoods, the Aaronic, which is for boys under eighteen that includes deacon, teacher and priest. After 18, a worthy young man is ordained into the higher or Melchizedek priesthood. The offices are Elder, Seventy and High Priest. Additionally, some elders are called to lead a ward [local LDS congregation) and they are ordained high priests [if not one already] and made bishops.)
It is not well-known that LDS church leaders are chosen from among hereditary LDS families (like Romney's) who are captains of industry and wealthy, self-made executives of extraordinary capitalistic skill. Most are millionaires before they even assume their callings. Because of this, the LDS church leadership has demonstrated remarkable skill in building an economic empire out of their small beginnings
A mysterious priesthood elder would somehow seize control of the US government to prevent the total abrogation of the Constitution. He would assume total power and create an LDS “Kingdom” in America. At that time, this “one mighty and strong” would be proclaimed the new “Prophet “ (First President) of the LDS church and would also be president of the United States. Thus, he would wield both supreme political power of the most powerful nation on earth and also be the “Prophet, Seer and Revelator” (12) of the LDS Church..
Now, to a Bible-believer, all of this sounds chillingly like the description of the “man of sin” (2 Thess. 2:3) or the Anti-Christ. He will be a great political leader (Rev. 13:2) but with a religious component (Rev. 13:4). He will control commerce and especially food distribution (Rev. 13:17). But most Mormons do not see that connection. They believe he will be a mighty spiritual and political leader who will save the USA from destruction and ultimately bring peace to the world
Right now, many of them believe Willard Romney is their best and brightest hope for achieving that end. Would you really want a man in the White House who honestly believes he can become a god??
And so the demonizing of Mitt by the left begins. Starting with his religion.
No surprises there.
My mother told me about those forced reconciliations that people had to perform under Kennedy, but I didn't believe her.
The Mormon sensationalism isn't much different from the Muslim sensationalism.
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