It was an Impressive Speech, But Romney should NOT have gone there. Since when did this Global Initiative by Bill Clinton Become a Standard Stop for Presidential Candidates?
I have severe Issues with this. Michael Reagan Said it best, After Bill Clinton, a President who was IMPEACHED, slammed him at the DNC, why would Romney go here, when his OWN base is Asleep, Not Riled up about voting for him, and he is cowtowing to Liberals.
sorry Not the Place for Romney or any Republican. This is an arm of the DNC. Bill Clinton has this Global Initiative Project to make up for Monica Lewinsky.
Yeah he could have gotten some votes by going here, the speech was aired. Some Votes, is not what he should worry about, those Independents and being out on the Campaign Trail is what he needs to worry about and FIRING UP THE BASE. The base does not get fired up about voting for a Man who back bends for Liberals.
This backs up the Point about ROMNEY not speaking at this event. Who else spoke, Egypt's President, and he demanded a LIMIT ON FREE SPEECH calling for Blasphemy Laws Against Islam !!!
President Romney is so fitting for a man who has leadership qualities and acts so presidential! Unlike the sniveling, groveling, narcissist in the WH who would rather mingle with Hollywood then be a President! Please make sure to send any empty cartons you have to the WH so Michele can start packing...
"Most of the media attention is going to Obama’s paint-by-numbers UN speech “violence is bad”, “offensive movies are bad”, “freedom of speech is good”, “freedom of speech that offends Muslims is bad” and “let’s join hands for a better world”. But Romney’s speech at the Clinton Global Initiative is really far more significant since it lays out fundamental policy changes."
"What Romney is articulating is the difference between useless and often destructive “Humanitarian Tourism” of the Peace Corps and Carter Habitat kind where activists show
up to “help the natives” and leave having taken away local jobs, depressed local industries and left the natives worse off than before.
Romney’s call for developing societies by cultivating free enterprise, rather than with showy charity is an important gamechanger."
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How refreshing to hear someone elevate this country, rather than tear it down. At this stage of the game, Mitt is beginning to stand shoulders above Obama. God speed.
A bit of good news breaking for Mitt Romney. Wall Street contributed $30.2 million to Romney thus fa, more than double the $14.4 million they contributed to Obama. The trend was reversed during in 2008 campaign for Bush and Obama. -G&M
Did you notice 2 'key words'...
NOW we're talking 'forward' movement for America.
NOT the 'forward' movement of the socialist progressives, but the 'forward' movement of the free enterprise mindset that has historically lifted ALL boats.
The questions raised now to be answered are, "What makes Free Enterprise work?" and "Are other governments really going to do the heavy lifting that will need to be done so that it will work in their country?"
The answers will be telling.
Yes, and I liked how he stressed it several times in his speech, that free enterprise is THE way to prosperity...not just in America, but throughout the world! Romney was firing on all cylinders today.
Also, in interviews on the trail calling out the Obama Administration on hiding the facts of the Libyan terrorist attack (and YES...it was an act of terror...I don't think there is any credible way to deny that). He's been getting more fiery and alight as the debates loom near. Its good to see!
Wow, that was an AMAZING speech. He may not have the pizzazz of a Reagan or the razzle dazzle of the wizard of OZ (Obama) but he definitely has the CONVICTION! This is the first time that I can truly say that I belive that Mitt Romney really believes in what he said.
His idea of tying aid to trade is a fantastic idea and the thought of not giving away free money to the world but tying it to development is a fantastic idea.
The best part for me was when he eluded to the evil that was spouted by Ah-madman-ijad just brought a tear to my eye. Here is a leader not afraid to call a spade a spade.
GO ROMNEY GO!!!
Did you also take note of the story line he weaved in about the cause of the so-called arab spring. He reminded everyone that it began from a 26 year old vegetable selling street vendor man's complaint about govt harassment, demanding bribes from him and finally govt officials taking his weigh scales. In my mind's eye, I could just hear the man's plaintive voice telling his tormentors that "he just wanted to work to support his family" before setting himself on fire. Very, very powerful.
This was an excellent speech. Romney is standing tall and looking more and more presidential...while Obama is looking less and less. I loved the digs at O...the references to his Romney Presidency...and the actual, solid ideas about a Romney Administration Foreign Policy. This speech was a home run. Romney needs to continue in this vein from now until election day! He is also sounding pretty fired up and ready to go on the campaign stump trail. I wasn't a Romney supporter during the primaries...but he's pulled me over into voting for him with a glad heart!
I have been reading and following this whole thread. All of you third party candidate voters click your heels three times fast and say "Ross Perot, Ross Perot, Ross Perot!" then remember it was Ross Perot that gave us Clinton.
What is ironic is many of the third party voters are complaining about Romney speaking at CGI and the compliment paid to him. Well there would be no CGI without that third party candidate known as Ross Perot!
Hmmm, it would seem your historical understanding has one gaping hole. It was a GOP president that raised people's taxes that allowed Ross Perot to have the chance to split the vote. It was the GOP president that looked at his watch, being bored at a debate that gave more fuel to fire.
If the GOP president had not done those two things, Perot would have never garnished the amount of vote that he did. By the way, I know you are wondering, but I did not vote for Perot either time, nor did I select GOP Dole to compete against Clinton the second time.
You sure do have a very difficult time of properly seeing that part of the problem we have today can be laid at the feet of the mighty GOP.
For those wanting to vote 3rd party, if you plan to vote for the Green party, you are helping Mitt. If you plan to vote Libertarian, Obama thanks you for the help.
I love Michael Medved's term for voting third party "on principle", voter masturbation. It makes you feel good but accomplishes nothing.
You're too kind, p m, Sometime mischievous monkey business got the better of me, and I got slapped by the mod (deservingly) timeout for crossing obscenity demarc line. LOL
Good heavens, no - just joking aren't we? I was anyway, about the thread, same as you. :) I didn't take it personally, I assure you. No bad, no worries.
I'm going to have to agree with Dick Morris, I think Bill Clinton is going to vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan this coming election.
I think so too as well, and for a VERY specific reason. When this whole Libyan debacle finally comes to a head...I think its going to come down to the lack of a security force protecting the consulate. And WHAT department is responsible for defense and security at out embassies and consulates? Why...its the State Department, of course! And WHO at the State Department would be the one the buck stops with on decisions? Oh, imagine that! Its Hillary Clinton! Hmmm...so...WHO do you think Obama is going to throw under the bus and feed to the dogs over this scandal when it finally all boils out? It will ALL fall on Hillary's head...I have NO doubt about it. Obama has thrown everyone else under the bus to protect himself...he's already gotten the DNC speech out of Billy Boy...so next will go Hillary. Of course the Clinton's will be voting for Romney!
So they tell us. But look at their voting records and the little tricks they play when they think no one will know. Romney wasn't my choice, either, but I do believe he realizes that we need to rein in a lot of spending for the near future, anyway, and we must keep his feet to the fire. It will take a Hurculean effort to turn this around, but we must take this chance. If you just fire all the government agencies, you'll have riots in the streets, a really huge increase in unemployment, so it will probably have to be done via attrition and slow downsizing, asking more of people and no new government hiring for a few years.
He will make an Outstanding President! We have got to reach out to others sitting on the fence and vote for this man!!!!
The culmination of his gubernatorial political experience, coupled with his entrepreneurial experience in Bain Capiltal and Salt Lake city Olympics executive, and his uncanny ability to reach across the isle to achieve common worthy objectives, Mitt Romney will be an outstanding President to turn the country around with R&R platform policy of a small-constitutional fiscal-conservative government.
I also liked what Romney had to say on this International stage, he needs to be seen in the arena of the larger world. Liked that he will not apologize for America, and that the encouragement of free enterprise of individuals to the end purpose of furthering economic elevation of all. It was a well written and well delivered and a good showing for Romney to the International Community.
I listened to Mitt Romney's well-delivered speech at the Clinton Global Initiative in its entirety and was VERY impressed with him. This man has real leadership qualities You can tell that he has actually thought through his ideas and cares about spreading the success of American businesses with underdevelopment nations by free and fair trade initiatives and NOT by simply throwing money at the need, which has only been, as he pointed out, a temporary and limited solution.
What a wonderful speech, idea, and concept! Because I got to know Mitt Romney, rather than listen to the MSM spin and bias, I've been a strong Romney supporter since 08. This speech only strengthens my belief that as more people come to know him, it is impossible to deny he may well become one of this country's best Presidents ... if given the chance.
God help this country to see the way on November 6th.
Yes, he gave warm remarks to Clinton. It should be expected, it was Clinton's invitation. He also was excited about Americorp and other government entities that partnered with X to get results.
The private sector aid has been successful. We need to have government aid as well? If the private sector is doing so well, why have foreign aid at all? The religious extremism is a problem but not THE problem? I think it would be cool if all that the government did was work on tearing down the red tape of other countries in order to bring more private sector aid.
Prosperity pacts? So the government will pick winners/losers of our corporations with whom we will partner with? It would seem that China would fit most of his criteria for foreign aid.
The major problem with the speech was the faulty foundation upon which he has built it. Yes, people desire to work, but is that going to cure the problems in the Middle East? The problem of the Middle East is worldview. As long as we think we can either ignore true Islam or think we can work around it, we are going to be in a lot of trouble. If one wants to really think about it, what is the difference between the Judeo/Christian Worldview (upon which our founding documents are based) and all other worldviews (hint: it is not about a theistic being but about man).
If we tie caveats to our governmental aid for economic prosperity, will they not see this as an attack on their culture and way of life? I can hear the Egyptian president, "See the evil Americans expect us to bow to their demands of westernization before we receive their funding..." Better yet, what do we think will be the response when we rescind our governmental aid because they do not change?
I did appreciate his standing with American Exceptionalism, free enterprise, defending our values,and freedom. It is refreshing to hear such things on a global stage instead of the apology tour.
And yet according to some Mitt should not be elected for speaking at CGI. It takes away from his conservative street cred or some pablum. He shouldn't be heard at anything to do with CGI. That makes him liberal.
Yes folks someone actually posted that to me.
Despite the fact he gave a great speech that got him recognition and attention! Imagine that!
Laurel, I saw that too. But I think its directed towards Clinton, not Romney. I loathe Clinton more than most but I looked pass that to get to Romney's speech and I was thrilled! When I read the speech on Micheele Maulkins Blog I immediately wanted to see how it was delievered. And when I saw Romney's delivery I was proud that we have an American who was speaking American values! I really liked what he said about free enterprise and the rest of the world. Because I do think that if the Arab population could work and see the fruits of their labor then the Middle East population would be a better nation for the US, Isreal, and it's neighbors.
I admit to being nervous about his attendance at this conference because it is definitely part of the UN Agenda 21 plan. (In any event, his participation would not preclude me from voting for him)
This speech, however, is reassuring and full of concrete ideas that would improve the lives of people the world over that we have tried to help for decades. Romney made no apologies about the importance of property rights to lift the impoverished out of poverty - I liked hearing that because Agenda 21 does not respect individual property rights in any form. It exists to take and/or restrict our use of our own property.
I was just listening to Megan Kelly who reported with her guest Frank Luntz that Reid called a reporters' press conference to say that due to Romney 47% comment he was not the face of mormonism and has sullied the religious faith and words to that effect. Well you know that Romney's speech was a home run due to this action by Harry Reid. The attack dog Reid does not want the media talking about Romney's great speech at the CGI and having it contrasted with Obama's nothing speech at the UN or his not meeting with world leaders. Instead he wants a nothing discussion personally attacking Romney on his mormon faith. The MSM will merely insinuate that it must be true since Reid is a mormon too. These people are past desplicable.
We are thankful for sites such as this that provides coverage of free speech. Especially Fox network and cable shows claim no spin and fair/balanced coverage BUT are the most blatant supporters of lies and innuendo! They are sorowfully inept and just another part of the MSM and much less than their competitor NBC despite all their claims and protests.
If we could only get O'Reilly to stop looking out for us, he is such a BHO CLONE!
Here's my prescription for you, Harv - a good dose of real clear conservative straight talk from Canada - yes, Canada. Excellent videos on US politics from our point of view. Scroll down a bit for today's news videos: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video