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To me, those are some pretty HEAVY words coming from a seemingly confident POTUS. I do not think that Obama would put his political neck out there like that unless he and the Democratic machine have something more than what Mitt Romney might be hiding.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
reply to post by getreadyalready
It makes perfect sense, Romney has been racking in lots of money. If he suddenly wasn't the candidate, the new one would be a couple of months behind on fundraising.
I know you've heard about The Washington Post fact checking article on Romney and Bain. Here's another one that adds a discussion of Obama's ads claiming Romney sent jobs off-shore. The ads were based on a Post article. (That's what's being referred to in this excerpt.)
(This is where the paper's quote begins)The Obama campaign moved quickly to define what the article said, claiming that this transfer of jobs took place while Romney ran Bain. That’s not what the original article said.
Yet the campaign clearly seized on this report because their interpretation fit with a long-term “outsourcing” attack they have waged against Romney. One of their outsourcing ads before the article ran, in fact, earned Four Pinocchios. These new ads would not fare much better; there is little in the Post article that backs up the Obama campaign’s spin.
(Our colleagues at FactCheck.org have also offered their own analysis of the Obama outsourcing ads and the issues raised in The Post’s article, saying “some of the claims in the ads are untrue, and others are thinly supported.” The Obama campaign did not dispute the details of their analysis, except to once again claim that Romney had an active role in Bain after he left to run the Salt Lake City Olympics in 1999--a claim that FactCheck.org quickly debunked. We came to the same conclusion in January. There is no evidence that Romney played a role in Bain decisions after he left to run the Olympics.) (This is where the paper's quote ends.)
The Washington Post is a liberal paper, supporting Obama. When it gives his claims three and four Pinocchios out of four, it seems reasonable to believe that the Obama claims are wrong.
I wish some people in this thread would just present some evidence that hasn't already been shown to be false. Stop repeating claims based on nothing but campaign attacks. It's no way to discuss something or to learn.
Forgive me, but I'm getting frustrated. I thought ATSers could weigh evidence and reach conclusions based on logic. It's not fun dealing with human tape recorders.
I have reviewed Governor and Mrs. Romney’s joint tax return for 2010, including returns for the Ann and Mitt Romney Family Trust, the Ann D. Romney Blind Trust, and the W. Mitt Romney Blind Trust. I have also reviewed the return in process for 2011. These returns reflect the complexity of our tax laws and the types of investment activity that I would anticipate for persons in their circumstances. There is no indication or suggestion of any tax-motivated or aggressive tax planning activities. In my judgment, they have fully satisfied their responsibilities as taxpayers. They have done so by relying on a highly reputable return preparer and other advisors, who have in turn relied primarily on information provided by third parties to them and to the IRS. The end result of that process has been returns that include a multitude of schedules, IRS forms and accompanying statements that provide appropriate transparency and the proper payment of taxes that Governor and Mrs. Romney owe under current law. (emphasis added)
Former IRS Commissioner
Originally posted by ColoradoJens
reply to post by Zanti Misfit
Eh? Ron Paul, God love him, has PLENTY of skeletons in his closet.
The GOP shot it self in the foot with Mccain/ Palin in 2008 again in 2012 with Mittens, they knew where this was going. And we all knew Obama was going to get reelected.
Are you talking about MITT Romney, the guy who is running for President? A sociopath who donated 1/6th of his income to charities? A man who saved the Olympics, served as a Governor, and run a successful business without any clear evidence of psychopathy? A man so psychopathic that he can't even get a criminal record? A polarized fanatic who is seen as not very conservative by his party? THAT Mitt Romney?
I don't think a sociopath should have the opportunity to become president. . . . a man with no moral compass. . . polarized fanatics.