Romney Rally Anthem

Don’t be angry. Don’t be sad.
And don’t sit cryin’ over good times you’ve had.
There’s a girl right next to you.
And she’s just waitin’ for something to do.

And there’s a rose in the fisted glove.
And the eagle flies with the dove.
And if you can’t be with the one you love,
honey, love the one you’re with.

Love the one you’re with.
Love the one you’re with.
Love the one you’re with.

– Stephen Stills

17 thoughts on “Romney Rally Anthem

  1. Momkat of Apple Valley says:

    I so remember being proud of the Dem candidates running last time–so many choices! Such a contrast!

    1. Joe Loveland says:

      Love Stewart’s line about Romney’s reaction to the Draft Palin/Daniels Bachmann/Perry/Christie/Palin frenzy:

      “Romney has got to the thinking ‘What the fudge? This is starting to hurt where my feelings should be.”

  2. Newt says:

    I think we’ll see a conservative savior emerge at the 11th hour – Rubio. But then all the liberal birthers will come out of the woodwork.

    1. PM. says:

      Maybe. It is pretty close to the 11th hour already, and his home state of Florida did not do him any favors by moving their primary date up as they did (now Iowa is starting in December?WTF?)

      1. Joe Loveland says:

        Marco Rubio, the latest Tea Party heartthrob, recently gave a speech about Social Secure and Medicare:

        “These programs actually weakened us as a people. You see, almost forever, it was institutions in society that assumed the role of taking care of one another. If someone was sick in your family, you took care of them. If a neighbor met misfortune, you took care of them. You saved for your retirement and your future because you had to. We took these things upon ourselves in our communities, our families, and our homes, and our churches and our synagogues. But all that changed when the government began to assume those responsibilities.”

        Yes, back in the good old days, we were all the Waltons taking care of each other just fine. That’s why the poverty rate of senior citizens was three times higher than it is today with Social Security and the number of seniors with no health coverage was twice as high as it is with Medicare. Americans will be clamoring to follow Rubio back to those good old days.

  3. PM. says:

    I’ll be honest with you–of all the Republicans, I like Romney the best. He was Obama before Obama was Obama, after all. But what would he be like now, and who knows what he will be like tomorrow? Do you trust what he said then, what he says now?

    Can anyone help out here?

    1. Erik says:

      Me! Me! Me!

      That’s good to hear PM. Your grief coping should thus be minimal when Romney landslides Obama.

      Mind you, I don’t think he’s all that alluring, but he’s credible, not anti-business, and not anti-safety net. Given the alternative, all the independents and a lot of lukewarm old line Democrats will swing his way. Particularly n the Northeast.

      I don’t think they’re very analogous to each other BTW.

      1. Joe Loveland says:

        Erik, I think you’re probably correct that Romney is a tough General Election candidate. He has many flaws (i.e. the flip flops and the plastic personality), but he isn’t as offensive to moderate swing voters as the Bachmann’s and Perry’s of the world. But…

        1) Do you think the former pro-choice Granddaddy of Obamacare can be strong enough in the south and among the party activists to get the Republican nomination? The soon-to-be-produced TV ads with old clips of Romney being what is now defined as “liberal” seem pretty lethal in a caucus or primary environment.

        2) Do you think the Republican Party’s nomination of the Tea Party’s least favorite candidate would dramatically increase the likelihood that there is a Tea Party Wing third party challenge that is strong enough to split the right’s base and doom Romney in the General Election?

        To me, those are the big questions about the Romney candidacy: In the primaries, is he nominatable? In the General Election, is he ultimately a base splitter?

      2. Erik says:

        I think he’ll squeak by Perry and Cain (I guess), and wrestle the nomination away based on money, organizational strength, and business support.

        There will be no split. If Romney is the candidate, the TPers will turn out for him. They are just as motivated by who they are voting against, and they know there is a real shot to have all 3 branches… which will obviate mitigate Romney’s moderateness.

      3. Joe Loveland says:

        You may be right. It just seems like there is a big band of Tea Partiers who are more about their sense of issue purity and anti-establishmentism, and less about winning. Kind of like the Naderites on the left in the 90s. In a close race, just a few percentage points is enough to swing an election. Probably just wishful thinking on my part, and it could easily play out on the left too. But it does feel like Romney would be a particularly huge disappointment to the hard core Tea Party crowd, just as plastic, careful and moderate Gore was to the Naderites, particularly after he gets worked over throughout the primary season by Tea Party-beloved candidates.

      4. Erik says:

        If that’s the case, it will manifest itself prior to someone clinching the nomination. IE, Romney will be thwarted.

        There’s not going to be a split. Not only are the TPers not going to split off, there isn’t a credible 3rd party horse for them to bet on.

        A lot of things in America happen because it’s perfunctory, but the writing is almost literally on the wall. You just got to be willing to read it. The other half of this is that there’s no point in an Obama candidacy… but again, it’s one of those perfunctory things.

  4. Minnesotan says:

    Just out of curiosity, whatever happened to the dude from Louisiana? Jingle or whatever his name was? It seemed like he was a rising star and now you never hear about him.

    OK, I realize his name is Bobby Jindal, but seriously, whatever happened to him?

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