An extraordinary political earthquake struck America this week. Mitt Romney, widely assumed to be the ‘best of a weak bunch’ of Republican candidates, suddenly overtook Barack Obama in election polls. Remarkably for someone with a reputation as Mr Dullard, it was his brilliant performance on October 3 at the first of three presidential debates, where he scored the biggest win ever over an oddly downcast Obama, that propelled him into the favourite’s chair. Should Romney now win on November 6, America will not only have replaced its first black President with its first Mormon President.
If Romney's saying the truth about his country's Olympic management is "don't like your drapes", what is that lousy Brit doing commenting on our candidate?
BTW, unprincipled translates to 'doesn't agree with Piers Morgan'. We get it. Obama is honorable for 'evolving' on gay marriage, but Romney flipflops, got it.
Oh and Obama improving our image worldwide?? You must be joking. There were twenty embassies under siege recently, and we have 4 dead in Libya. If that's an improvement, I'll take a little less improvement.
Romney is the most principled man - and the stupid Morgan proves it in his own post - even admitting that the UK has nothing like him.
If Romney policies work, then it will be a Higher Power that saves America (Americans must save America and give the credit where Romney will IMO)and hence the world as that Higher Power wills.
Where does Piers find a more "principled" politician or all of those above Romney on his list?
Romney going to the base in the primaries and the center in the national is standard operating procedure that even a board dumb person like me knows by now following politics and the ins and outs and ups and downs.
Faulting Romney on keeping his campaign promises to the electorate of the most liberal state in the union is plain dumb if not hypocritical. He was elected to serve Mass. He pulled them rightward fiscally for awhile and modified their legislature's healthcare ideas. What more can be asked of a politician that he serves those who elect him and achieves what he campaigned to do.
If Romney were the ambitious and coreless individual some make him out to be, he would have switched long ago from the religion of his father's. Would have made his political rise easier, or would it?
Believing in a Higher Power than onesself cleanses souls? Nominal selection for political purposes? So Barack IMO. Muslim of his childhood, atheism of soscialism of philosophies or "Christian" of Wright's church? Still hasn't found a new one in Wash DC?? Hmmmn. IOW I don't see it as Piers does. But does he? He has to get a column out for a living on a deadline not as necessarily inspired by dynamic Poe-like inspiration.
Sometimes you guys behave like Democrats. Lighten up on poor Piers, who is hedging a bet here. Perhaps he's hoping that after President Romney is sworn in he'll get a job offer from Fox.
The title says it all, folks. The first sentence is CYA so Piers doesn't lose street creds with loony leftists. The second sentence is where it's at. Piers has offered a nice gift...and we're staring into its mouth, looking for cavities.
What part of "I believe Mitt Romney might just save America." did you have a problem with?
Many of you a blasting Piers for his "least principled" comment. Isn't this exactly what many of us conservatives had reservations about Romney during the primaries? He was presenting himself as more conservative than he really was? I hate to say this, but I actually agree with Piers on this point. That's probably part of the reason that Ryan was selected as VP...to help offset that "flip-flop" charge. That doesn't mean I not going to vote for Romney, I certainly am. We have a much better chance of saving this country with Romney than we do with Obama.
Always thought Romney was a fairly good debater. The problem was his record and message, but it was clear he was for smaller government. If you want smaller government, its unclear that Romney would be the ideal choice. Romney was the best funded candidate, best organized, and wanted the nomination. He convinced enough conservatives, and he won.
Romney should win easily since Obama's performance has been awlful. Even the lefty media cannot save Obama's sorry rear end.
#33 and others get it. Indeed Romney is a far superior choice to our Narcissist-in Chief but he is not now nor has he ever been a conservative. Morgan's observation about Romney's lack of core principle is stone cold reality yet the irrational animus toward Morgan won't allow the predictible ranters to accept a small favor; a Romney endorsement. They do him no favors by insisting Romney is something that he is not.
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