Showing posts with label GORE'd. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GORE'd. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Mitt Romney GORE'd By Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney must remember this '08 Trade Secret if he wants to be President - Win your home state.

The advice is even more pertinent now that Willard's latest poll numbers show Newt, a guy who isn't even running for President, charging up Big Love's backside faster than one can say "Great Salt Lake".

So what to do?

We don't think it's any secret that Willard has a reputation for flip-flopping on abortion and gay rights.

In fact, New Hampshire activists have coined a phrase for Love's constantly evolving social positions - the "Mitt-Flop".

That's a serious problem for Love. Funny. But a serious problem.

Which is why we appreciate Big Love attempting to shift the conversation away from social issues and towards economic issues. As Heidi Przybyla writes for Bloomberg:

Romney, who plans to formally announce his candidacy on Feb. 13, initially cast himself as a traditional-values Republican. Now he's styling himself as the heir to President Ronald Reagan's legacy of tax cuts.

"It makes far more strategic sense for him to focus on economic issues now than to try to continually explain his shifts on social issues," said Tony Fabrizio, a Republican consultant. "You play to your candidate's strengths, not try to create a strength that turns into a vulnerability."
We get it - Social issues bad. Economic issues good.

But then Romney's campaign team forgot to mind the store in Massachusetts. Again.

And now Romney is being accused of Mitt-Flopping. Again.

We can't believe it either.

About 35 seconds after Big Love told the world, "I'm the rightful heir to Ronald Reagan's tax cutting legacy!" officials from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said, "That's sure as hell news to us!"

From Ross and Wedge's Boston Herald article:
But officials from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation say Romney has yet to come clean with national conservatives. Foundation President Michael Widmer said several of Romney's policies while governor resulted in higher taxes, including local aid cuts, fee hikes and changes to corporate tax codes.

"I think it's a mixed record," Widmer said. "he faced a large shortfall in the budget when he came into office and I think one has to be realistic about the problem he faced, but at the same time saying that he didn't raise taxes is an incomplete picture."
That's getting GORE'd alright.

Which leads us to ask what is Love paying Ron Kaufman all that money for?

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

GORE'd? Is Mitt Romney Vulnerable In Massachusetts?

GreenMountainPolitics1 gets around. We hustle harder, hold forth longer and pass judgment faster on hunches, gut feelings and prejudices than any of our MSM counterparts.

Are we borderline reckless?

You bet. There ain’t no sissy corporate brake on this operation.

We call it like we see it and see it like we call it.

And, we will travel in pursuit of our punditry.

Which is how we found ourselves tonight at an event in Dedham, Massachusetts where well over 100 McCain supporters showed up at American Legion Post #18 to stick their tongues out at Mitt Romney.

Just kidding about the tongues. But the size and energy of the crowd was truly bitching.

And, if that seething mob had their way, U.S. Senator John McCain will teach former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney a valuable Mark Halperin Trade Secret – The way to win in 2008 is by making sure you carry your home state.

If anyone doesn’t understand what I’m talking about please give private citizen Albert Gore a call.

John McCain should do very well in Massachusetts.

While we’re just not ready to call Massachusetts for the Senator yet, take a good hard look at the picture I’ve posted above.

The crowd at the Post was about that large. Just better dressed and cleaner. Also, there was no brown Acid (that I knew about)

And it’s in Big Love’s back yard.

That ain’t nothing.

Also, we’re learning that Love is not a terribly popular guy in Massachusetts.

Or, as I heard it put so eloquently at the Post bar by a hard drinking 108 year old Veteran, “Romney? What’s he done? The Olympics? Good Christ, if I had an unlimited budget I could have saved the Olympics to.”

Then Gramps shot a whiskey.

With over 600 days to go until the election, Post Bar wisdom and one event crowd don’t mean much.

But they ain’t nothing.

Leading us to ask - is Big Love about to be GORE’d?