Thursday, October 4, 2012

Charles Parker: Romney's Comfort Level

I received a bunch of "Fact Check" emails from President Obama's campaign last night.  I didn't bother reading them.

You see, I agree with most of the pundits from MSNBC to Fox News.  Mitt Romney won. Check that.  Mitt Romney won big.

And frankly - at this point - it is not about fact-checking or spinning.  It is about comfort.

In the last few weeks, I have spoken with many folks who voted for Obama last time around.  Some are young and some are not.  Most are disillusioned with that guy who said he was all about hope and change.  They have come to realize that he is not what they thought he would be.

So - quietly - they have been checking out Mitt Romney.  And they have wanted to see if they are comfortable with him.

Last night showed that they could be.

I called into a talk radio show in Orlando last week - The Bud Hedinger Show.  I told the Bud-man that Romney is the most qualified person to ever run for president.  Bud asked why.

I noted that Romney knows how the economy really works and he has proven he can work in a bipartisan way.  I said he is a man with conviction and a man of faith.

These are the things that matter to swing voters, independents and moderates.  And this is what came through last night.

Voters now know they can be comfortable with Mitt Romney as President of the United States.

However, the devil can be in the details.  So the next two times around, Mitt will need to have a few more specifics. Not many, mind you.  But enough to show the middle that he has a handle.


  1. What a crock. Romney bullied the moderator, didn't follow the rules, and lied outright multiple times. He came across as unhinged at several points rambling in circles like a guy who just took meth, which incidentally you would have to be smoking to vote for this pig.

    Trickle down economics are a failure. Vouchers will destroy public schools and create more problems than they solve. The middle class will pay more taxes after he removes their deductions, he lied about it last night multiple times. He wants to offload programs to the states, which guess what? will have to raise taxes to fund them, not a recipe for success. His policies are vary from regressive to outright phony.

    A man of faith? More like a cultist freak. Mormons are right up there with scientology. It was started by a con-man, who incidentally was killed for being a con-man. Romney is a Mormon bishop, he has been told since an early age that he was chosen by god to one day be president. His religion is especially bigoted towards women (like the GOP) and the guy is a world class jerk.

    We only need a few specifics? Really, you are gonna whitewash his lack of real policies? We only need a few details? trust him ? yeah OK..Some analyst you are.

  2. 10 Most Shameless Romney Debate Lies -- Debunked (from last nights debate)

    Americans should be comfortable with a pathological and easy liar?

  3. To the first post,
    Before degrading somebodies religion, do a little research and have a little respect. The way you talk about Mormonism, you treat it like the plague. I have known many Mormons in my life time. They are nice people. They believe in God. The believe in Jesus. They believe in the Holy Ghost. They do a lot of service and exhibit Christian values. Mormon's believe in Prophets. The bible, was written by prophets. Christians believe that Moses, a prophet, talked to God on Mount Sinai. Is it so insulting to you that that God could talk to a man in recent times?
    It is very apparent that you have never talked to a Mormon woman, or ever attended one of their worship services. If you had, you would see how women are treated equally in their church. Motherhood is highly revered. Men are taught to love their wives and children. Mormons are taught that family is central to God's plan. That doesn't sound like a cult.
    Do some studying next time before using the name calling and other fallacies of reasoning. You will make more friends in life and will be happier. Have a good day!

    1. How many Blacks are in that church?

    2. Polygamy is good for women? SOmehow, I doubt it.

  4. Forget your anecdotal friend and seek some information, Joseph Smith was a convicted con man, he is o prophet, his church is a fraud, it's practitioners cultists. If you consider yourself a christian and are defending this sham of a religion, you are a blasphemer.

    "Well, in spite of 140 years of silence, the records did surface. Rev. Wesley Walters discovered the documents in the basement of the Chenango County, New York, jailhouse at Norwich, N.Y. in 1971. The records, affidavits, and other data show conclusively that Joseph Smith was arrested, went to trial, was found guilty as an imposter in the Stowell matter of "glass-looking." It is not a matter of debate, opinion or religious preference. It is a proven historical fact.

    "Initially Mormons denied that Joseph ever participated in 'money-digging' activities, saying that would invalidate his claim as a prophet. Now that indisputable evidence confirms that Joseph was a convicted 'money- digger' Mormons have taken a 'so what' attitude. At least one says, now that the evidence proves that Joseph was a 'money-digger' that it really doesn't matter.

  5. Well I, for one, am totally NOT comfortable with a lying "man of faith." If he himself is not "comfortable" in his own skin, as evidenced by his chameleon-like changes of heart, then how in the world can you be comfortable with him? For what does he really stand? How can you not be interested in the lies that rolled off his tongue? Fact checking is very easy, but I suppose also very inconvenient when you've chosen your side and will stick to it regardless of any evidence that may not support your choice. I have seen this to be a common and oft-recurring theme with my Republican-leaning friends. Oh well, believe what you will. My words will never change your opinion. I have no argument with his faith; I too have known a few Mormon families and found them to be kind and clean-living. I don't believe in their particular brand of faith, but I would be hard-pressed to say I believe in any brand of religion. I do however hold true to this one very basic belief: You do not legislate my body. I am absolutely, positively, unreservedly, unequivocally, unquestionably, decisively NOT comfortable with this Republican candidate for POTUS. And, yes, I thank my thesaurus. :)

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