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Were Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan out of touch leading up to election day?

L.A. Times 2012/11/19 15:38:42
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In a postmortem of his campaign, Mitt Romney blamed his loss on President Obama’s "gifts" to key voting groups, thereby demonstrating, one last time, how he does not understand the country he hoped to lead. Meanwhile, Paul Ryan's poor showing in his own hometown indicates how out of touch he is with the community he claimed to know so well.

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  • Megan 2012/12/08 23:15:39
  • PatrioticSue 2012/12/08 16:22:25
    No
    PatrioticSue
    The American people are! About half of them.
  • LastRanger 2012/12/03 16:12:35
    No
    LastRanger
    If the question is to imply that they were out of touch with people who do not work, who do not pay any taxes, that want government to supply them a free lunch from cradle to grave; the answer must be yes. It the question is to mean out of touch with those who shoulder the burden of paying for the parasites ‘free ride’ the answer is a resounding NO.

    They were at a terrible disadvantage in that they could not go around promising free health care, more food stamps, housing bailouts, etc; in essence and in fact, buying votes with federal funds.

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.", - Alexis de Tocqueville (in "Democracy in America")
    Analyst, Ph.D.
  • Patriotic Gentleman 2012/11/26 23:37:09
    No
    Patriotic Gentleman
    No, unfortunately a majority of Americans were out of touch with American values, and voted for the Socialist Party. Americans need to be re-educated about what makes America great. Conservative values are American values. We have to keep teaching.
  • Kigan 2012/11/26 17:33:53
    Yes
    Kigan
    +1
    All of the politicians were. They were before, and they are now.
  • Todd The Libertarian 2012/11/26 17:18:16
    Yes
    Todd The Libertarian
    +2
    The entire platform is out of touch.
  • angela 2012/11/26 17:09:08
    Yes
    angela
    +2
    Never was he in touch....just another greedy selfserving republican
  • Texas Johnny 2012/11/26 16:50:14
    No
    Texas Johnny
    How this country became great was because of the people , not government programs.
    Too many Americans were afraid of losing their gravy train if R/R got elected, just listen to how the sycophants in the media played those clips about "put you back in chains" and the like. A point to ponder , 9 million fewer people voted for Obama this time around than in 2008, so it ain't a landslide, it was more like some saw the light but not enough.
  • JOJO 2012/11/26 15:19:06
    Yes
    JOJO
    +3
    When his wife goes around saying "you people" and then says how they struggled and had to eat pasta when they were first married and then later said that they never wanted for anything and he talked about elevators for his cars and his wife's two Cadillacs? I'm sorry but I don't identify with someone like that and he constantly pointed out the differences and income inequality in this country. He talked down to me. He does not have a clue what real America is all about. We dodged that bullet.
    I think the Romney/Ryan ticket truly thought they were going to win so weren't really sensitive to the 99%.
  • Lady Wh... JOJO 2012/11/30 12:27:05
    Lady Whitewolf
    Well said.
  • Patriot... JOJO 2012/12/08 16:25:16
    PatrioticSue
    What do you think Obama has? What do you think he grew up with? He even went to a special middle school for rich people. He went to Occidental College, he went to Harvard and so did Michelle. Can you identify with that?
    Obama is VERY wealthy. The Republican party just doesn't call him out on it.
  • Mary Mary 2012/11/26 10:57:59
    Yes
    Mary Mary
    +4
    Absolutely
  • Erok 2012/11/26 07:47:44
    No
    Erok
    No more so than captain oblunder and company.
  • angela Erok 2012/11/26 17:11:57
    angela
    +1
    Republicans believe in government hamdouts for corporations
  • Patriot... angela 2012/12/08 16:26:59
    PatrioticSue
    Is that why OBAMA bailed out GM?
    Is that why Obama lent money to companies like Solyndra?
    Oh I forgot, he donated to Solyndra and MANY others as payback for political contributions. Liberals have no idea what they are talking about.
  • RageFury 2012/11/26 03:09:32
    Yes
    RageFury
    +3
    The Establishment picks are always out of touch...
  • Patriot... RageFury 2012/12/08 16:28:44
    PatrioticSue
    Obama is the "Establishment". That explains Solyndra and the several other corps Obama lent money to that went bankrupt.
    LOOK IT UP. FILL YOUR MINDS WITH KNOWLEDGE, NOT PROPAGANDA.
    Do you realize how stupid you sound?
  • RageFury Patriot... 2012/12/09 07:45:14
    RageFury
    Duh...
    Just because I am not a Mittens fan does not mean I am fan of Obama...
    Do you realize how STUPID you sound now?
  • bpf 2012/11/26 03:09:16
    No
    bpf
    No they couldn't fight the brainwashing by the left-wing media on the sheep in this Nation! Those who will sell the Constitution, the Republic and their freedoms down the river for free birth control, free phones, food, and abortion any time any where!
  • Airhead bpf 2012/11/26 04:56:32
    Airhead
    +3
    I'm all for free birth control. We don't need feeders to be breeders.
  • JOJO bpf 2012/11/26 15:12:55
    JOJO
    +4
    Those freebie people who all vote Republican. Look at who really receives most of the food stamps. You might want to research before you write. I live in a nest of them...food stamps, Medicaid and Republican voters.
  • Patriot... JOJO 2012/12/08 16:31:23
    PatrioticSue
    +1
    Do you have proof of that? Post it. I don't believe you.
    Besides, we pay into it. Why shouldn't we take out of it when we need it?
    That's like refusing to drive on a road that you didn't want put there.
    Once the law is passed, it's law.
  • Prophet 2012/11/26 02:39:56
    No
    Prophet
    +1
    If you mean out of touch with all the freeloaders than yes. Apparently they make up the greater majority of the voters and criminals who voted.
  • JOJO Prophet 2012/11/26 15:14:58
    JOJO
    +2
    And your proof of this is what? What data are you looking at? Of course you can provide a link? You do realize that Romney's 47% pay some sort of taxes in the end. It is the millionaires who are the true freeloaders and the white Republican food stampers.
  • ConLibFraud 2012/11/26 00:44:49 (edited)
    Yes
    ConLibFraud
    +6
    Or maybe it was their supporters. Here they are now taking in some jazz ...

  • DeeB ConLibF... 2012/11/26 01:07:43
    DeeB
    +3
    Oh now I see. LMAO!!
  • DDogbreath ConLibF... 2012/11/26 01:31:03
    DDogbreath
    +2
    It MOOOOOO ve'd them to vote for a douche bag.
  • ConLibF... DDogbreath 2012/11/26 01:36:36
    ConLibFraud
    +2
    Holy Cow!
  • DDogbreath ConLibF... 2012/11/26 01:39:58
    DDogbreath
    +2
    Udderley Foolish!
  • CatX3 2012/11/25 23:20:38
    No
    CatX3
    Why does it matter, anyway? The elections happened quite a while ago.
  • charles nelson 2012/11/25 23:16:10
    No
    charles nelson
    They in touch with the touched
  • rightagain 2012/11/25 17:33:05
    Yes
    rightagain
    They just set back and let the voters use their commonsense . They should have brought up all the really bad points Obama and company had done but chose not to. That was McCain's failure too. You don't win a fight by being nice to aggression.
  • ALofRI rightagain 2012/11/26 18:34:21
    ALofRI
    +1
    Problem with both was, after you cut through the right wing garbage that had been "manufactured", neither McCain OR Romney had much to say, with any legitimacy. The wingnut lies had already been destroyed in the minds of the "thinking" voters and (to paraphrase), "anything they said would be used against them". Open mouth, insert foot.
  • Scrappyang 2012/11/25 17:21:12
    Yes
    Scrappyang
    +3
    It was so obvious, especially at the end, with all of their remarks!!
  • sly 2012/11/25 16:22:21
    Yes
    sly
    +1
    Call both of them the 'Bubble Twins' so out of touch with the mainstream....thank you Jesus.
  • Patriot... sly 2012/12/08 16:33:20 (edited)
    PatrioticSue
    Oh and BIDEN is a vehicle of wisdom???? Don't ever put down Ryan when you voted for
    Joe Robinette Biden.
    I'll take Paul Ryan over BIDEN any day.
    I think Obama only chose him because he is so stupid.

    And Jesus had nothing to do with it.... You are thanking the wrong direction.
  • ALofRI 2012/11/25 15:54:04
    Yes
    ALofRI
    +3
    Leading up, during and following.
  • DDogbreath 2012/11/25 14:59:00
    Yes
    DDogbreath
    +2
    Just as out of touch with reality Obama was.

    heads up their ass
  • rushPUB... DDogbreath 2012/11/26 17:26:16
  • DDogbreath rushPUB... 2012/11/26 17:57:01
    DDogbreath
    +1
    It's Not about the Paul's you moron. It is about getting your "LIBERTY" back. Over half a MILLION brave souls gave their lives for securing and protecting it for us. At least show them some respect you fool.

    Stupid Republicans
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