It is exactly that "cult of personality around Mitt" that broke through the stale and confinement of his campaign chief Stuart Steven, and turned the tide on the polls in Mitt's favor.
Mitt Romney is not lack of articulation on both policy and substance, yet it is his passion, boldness and enthusiam in the debate that come through to resonate with people especially the undecided and independent. We are seeing a different Mitts now even in his Virginia speech on foreign policy (which Stuart Steven did not agree). The genie is out of the bottle of Stuart Steven. GO Mitts GO!
You guys really are too much enthousiastic about Mitt.
As far as I am concerned, I like the straight and well articulated people (like Paul Ryan) and still cannot bear Mitt who sounds very boring to my ears. But as soon as one makes such a simple and obvious remark, people here say it's Huffington Post.
Lots of us want to get rid of Obama but it does not mean that we should organize a cult of personality around Mitt .. The Left do it for Obama, let's them do it.
Pierre, it is not a cult of personality around Mitt. After 4 years of someone who cares more about being cool (Preezy of the United Steezy) than being President, I personally want boring. I want someone who cares about being the leader America sorely needs in her time of pain. While America is hurting, the last thing we need is a candidate who cares about how he "looks" and "sounds" when speaking in front of people, but instead, we need a candidate who cares about how he expresses the principles of leadership America needs to heal, then grow and thrive.
I can understand your point. Most of us here were trying to recruit either Allen West or Sarah Palin to run for President. When that did not happen, we supported either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum. Most of us felt "stuck" with Mitt Romney as the primaries came to a close. Now you read a lot of comments about how excited we are when he gives a speech or performs in a debate. I can understand your concern.
But rest assured, we are not excited about Mitt, the man. We are not excited about Mitt, the candidate. Our excitement lies in the fact that Mitt has continued to articulate conservative principles better than we thought he could, and most importantly, in a manner that leads us to believe he means it. His choice of Paul Ryan for Vice President tells us that he wants to listen to the Tea Party conservatives in his constituency, and we welcome that.
Conservatives do not care about flash. We'll take boring. We need leadership.
Also, I will end by stating that when Mitt delivers a speech that articulates leadership and conservative principles clearly, we do not consider that boring; we consider that refreshing.
If the Republicans nominated a flashy candidate I have a feeling you wouldn't be saying you personally want boring. Romney has been surprisingly articulate, but not on conservative principles. Sure he's running a more conservative campaign than McCain, but that doesn't take much conservatism. I'll vote for him because he's preferable to Obama, but that doesn't mean I consent to what he's going to do. If he's elected, I will still criticize him for the same things I would've criticized a Democrat for.
With as much position-changing as Romney has done, his consistent pandering to the neoconservatives is significant.
Another Good Speech, Romney continues to impress me.
I hope he continues too when he takes the reins.
edit: I wish he would have given this 3 weeks ago, it might have forced the MSM to shed more light on the truth about the Libyan embassy attack.
A speech by the President I could believe..... Sorry not just yet but soon... I had almost forgotten what a speech by a President sounded like, way to many years of Barack Hussein Obama...
Once again we will have a President that does not elevate my blood pressure when he addresses our military. b.o. always put me on edge wondering how he was going to insult them this time.
This is the type of vision we have been looking for and my questions are surely answered. Works for me. Time to replace the current mistake.
It'll be nice to have a President that... well, sounds like a President and not like somebody who just wants to get this pesky leadership thing over with so he can head to the golf course for the weekend.
Wow, what a contrast between this man and the disgraceful cretin occupying our White House who travels the world apologizing for our country, making excuses for himself, and blaming everyone but himself for his embarrassing performance as president. This is what a leader sounds like.
Thank you RS. An American Foreign Policy Address. So refreshing.
Our ballots are filled out. The PO's open tomorrow. Can't Wait!!!
Boring, boring, and again - fu*king boring!
This is all about Mitt: he has the opportunity to crush Obama and..
and .. and you know what?
Well, nothing actually.
Just boring and f*cking disappointing.
Wow. Way to show your intelligence there Pierre. Maybe you'd prefer the action over at Huffpo. They like language like yours.
Huh? All about Mitt? Did you even listen to the speech? The only time he even used the first person pronoun was when he was laying out the foreign policy measures he would adopt as president. Not once did he insert some lame anecdote about his poor, Kenyan ancestry. Not once did he apologize for our nation. This is the kind of clarity that has been missing in our federal government for years. I don't know what the hell you're talking about, and it's apparent that you don't either.
No more "Leading from Behind." That will stop with a Romney administration. The world depends on it.
"hope is not a strategy."
"we will not forget that you forgot about us."
Let me be the first to say that obama is in some deep doo doo for the Foreign Policy debate. I heard Hawaii is nice in November.
Romney sounding like President Romney. I believe they were playing "hail to the chief"....how appropriate.
>Gave credit to the intelligence services and military for getting Bin Laden - about time someone apart from us did.
>Peace thru' strength - getting the Navy up from its WW1 level (what an outrage that it has been so degraded.)
>Rolling back the proposed DoD cuts.
>Conditions attached to any aid that may be given.
>Recognizing Israel's importance as an ally that contributes greatly to the security of the West. About which...
>I am thinking the allusion to the dead idea of a yet another arab statelet existing side-by-side, but really inside, the State of Israel is cover for a far more robust policy towards 'our common enemies'.
>Not so keen on arming Syrian rebels without knowing exactly who they are, being supported by Iran and all. He did specify supporting only like-minded rebels. Not another Libya please.
Looking forward to that third debate. And to further statements from the future President as developments occur in the meantime.
He's sounding very Presidential folks! I really never dreamed I'd be so excited about Mittens!
But golly gee...I sure hope Snoop KatDog -or whatever he calls himself -doesn't throw the election Obama's way because of that scathing, hand written voter's guide. There was some mature democrat/celeb priorities there, no doubt. Gosh, "Romney, He a ho." That's a toughie...should have the undecided scratching their head. (OBAMA PHONE!) The only thing we can hope for is that most of them have actually seen Obama play basketball...cuz, Tha Preezie fo shizzle ain't got game...and hopefully they've seen him throw a baseball in his mom jeans and mull over whether you really think he'd win a fight. (that got me giggling...I bet he'd slap like he throws...LOL..."Wait...I..I..don't have my bike helmet on yet...that's not fair....uh...all up in here...uh...like...Dawg.")
..but he says Muslims among Christians, etc. This is a disappointment. Islam is a faith (not a religion) of tyranny. Bin Laden was mainstream in Islam, and not an extremist.
Pretty detailed for just a candidate. It will all get a facelift after he gets his advisors and intelligence briefings.
Compare this to Obama's very knowledgable foreign policy when he was just a candidate. "What are you afraid of Iran for? They're just a tiny nation."
And to think Obama is going to throw it out that Romney isn't qualified to run the military or foreign policy. Go figure. Obama can't even work his way out of a wet paper bag.
I have a problem with this...
I have not now or ever heard Romney say that he would stop government aid to the rebels, hamas, jihadist , muslim brotherhood or iran the very organizations who want nothing more than to destroy America...
You weren't listening close enough. He very clearly stated that he would put conditions on middle east countries receiving foreign aid and gave detail on what countries he was referring to and what those conditions would be.
yeah, i heard that.. but stopping foriegn aid to those that are hell bent on destroying our soviernity is different than "putting restrictions"...
call me a skeptic, but i want him to come right out and say it... and do it.. Romney should stop all foriegn aid ... not threaten them with an ultimatum... JUST DO IT.. our tax funded foriegn aid should go for natural disasters only, not just to keep them from attacking us
The clear implication of what he said was that if they don't comply with the conditions, the aid will be stopped. There is - or at least, there is supposed to be - a quid pro quo purpose to our foreign aid. That purpose has been ignored by previous presidents and purposefully circumvented by the messiah. I got the impression from Romney's speech that he fully intends to restore it.
Great speech, putting the enemies of mankind on notion.
This President Romney is not going to bow to any Saudi prince or Chinese Premier.
I liked it very much that Romney quoted Churchill at the end of his speech. That was a lovely little dig at Obama who got rid of Churchill's bust as soon as he was in the WH.
So do I Laurel. When I heard him say that I yelled at the computer. Libya and Egypt all over again. Lord, who do these people think are making up large portions of the rebels?!
Libya redux, eh? - although he did say support to the rebels who share our values. There's a bunch of bad actors on both sides but a defeat for Iran would be good. My feeling is to stay out and let the proxies, Iran and Russia, have at it.
Edited for a typo
The entire ME is bad actors. Put it this way...the bad actors far outnumber the good ones. The West doesn't get that the ME thinking is polar opposite of the West. What we value and think as honorable, moral, true, and correct, the ME values and labels the opposite. There is no such thing as loyalty or grateful. they only recognize and value power and fear.
Leadership!! He will be a great president!
Thank you Scoop for posting this incredible speech.
God bless America.
"Liberty and Tyranny," That book has truly left a mark, for the better. Great to hear that phrase used here.
I am so proud of (future) President Romney in this speech! America has been a punching bag for those radical Middle East countries! Without our leadership, we are opening ourselves to more attacks and manipulation of policies--via the U.N.! No more caving to terrorists; no more caving to liberals and left-wing idealogues!
No, he's just blaming Bush. This time he's saying that Romney's to the right of Bush. He has to get Bush's name in one way or another. Romney makes O look like what he really is: an empty suit.