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Romney campaign criticizes Obama's lack of leadership experience

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President Obama doesn't need this aggravation.

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Obama has had plenty of time to fix the GWB 8 year train wreck. Why doesn't he just build some factories and order the American people to buy...or else?

Or wait. Isn't the government basically supposed to stay out of business? Well then, I don't know how he is supposed to fix what others destroyed by throwing our tax money at Afghanistan and Iraq as well as sapping American pride and confidence it the process.

And executive leader experience? Obama has 3 and a half years of experience being president of the United States! Is that fit to put on a resume?

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Romney is getting into position to lock up the Reagan democrats. The thrashing Obama got by members of his own party when he attempted to pass his two previous budgets is an indication there are democrats who are fiscally conservative. Not all democrats are like The One, Pelosi and Reid.

RR

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Axelrod: These are the architects of obstruction, and now they’re complaining about the pace of the recovery

Looks like this administration's having a wee bit of a problem getting their message straight for us voters. Axelrod is back to blaming Congress for the weak job growth while Obama sez it's the lazy EU buggers' fault for our economic woes.

RR

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Obama had a golden opportunity to lead the country into real recovery in the first two years of his term when both houses of congress were under democrat control. But even then, was there a budget passed, or any actual private sector(non military-industrial) job creation?

No, the Keynesian policies failed(as always ), and just dug a deeper hole. Much like under Carter.

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And executive leader experience? Obama has 3 and a half years of experience being president of the United States! Is that fit to put on a resume?

Bush had 8 years of executive leader experience as President of the United States compared to Obama's 3 and 1/2. I highly doubt many people who consider themselves liberals would actually find that executive experience as to be fit to be put on Bush's resume at all. For Obama though I think it would help him to put it on his resume to help buff up his future job prospects after the November election if he finds himself to be suddenly unemployed after the voters finally weigh in on his job performance and his executive leadership record of the last 3 and 1/2 years.

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Quoted from War Pig in a Poke:

"Americans should know that Romney's nomination means that in both the Republican and Democrat candidates we have Keynesian, spend-our-way-to- prosperity presidents. Even Paul Krugman believes Romney "is actually more of a Keynesian than he would ever let on." We will have the choice between Obama deficits and Romney deficits, just as we will have the choice between Romney-care and Obama- care."

Neither is fit to be more than a cabbie.

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Bush had 8 years of executive leader experience as President of the United States

Wasn't Bush also governor of Texas?

For Obama though I think it would help him to put it on his resume to help buff up his future job prospects after the November election if he finds himself to be suddenly unemployed

Unemployed? The guy will be getting a lifetime pension of $400,000 a year of U.S. taxpayer money. Time will tell if he gives that money back to the U.S. Treasury. You know, spreading the wealth and all.

RR

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@RomeoR: Actually Obama's pension will be a tad under $200K a year. http://www.ipl.org/div/farq/pensionFARQ.html Maybe Michelle can get a job; oh that's right she cannot practice law, since those pesky disbarrement proceeding against her while she was an attorney in Illinois....

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@Tatanka: Yes, yes, you're right. His current salary is 400k/year for attending fundraisers when he's not on the golf course, going on vacation, shooting hoops or appearing on TV talk shows.

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Truman refused any post-term gov. salary as I recall.

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Neither is fit to be more than a cabbie

That may be true. Though not a Romney fan, I do like the quick response his team has once Obama's F-Troop makes a claim. The turn-around time is very calculated. If this is the way Romney ran a business with this kind of discipline, it shows why he was a success in that area. Time to give a businessman a shot at running our country and not a community organizer.

RR

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All Romney can do is attack Obama (for whatever - flavor of the week is "experience") because he is boxed in otherwise. He cannot state what he WANTS to do because it is not as insane as what the Tea Partiers want, and he cannot state what they want HIM to do (and what he would likely be forced to do) because it would stampede all the centerists to the Democrats.

All words with no substance: mah, it suits the man. His desire to become president dwarfs his principles anyway, so his predicament is poetic justice.

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Correction: Truman began receiving the Former Chief Executive Pension after it was enacted in 1958, possibly because his financial circumstances after leaving office left him relying on his meager military retirement pension.

In contrast, in 2008, Clinton recieved in excess of $1.1MILLION total annual compensation, including his office rent in Harlem to the tune of $551,000. According to the GSA.

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Lagoon,

"All words with no substance: mah, it suits the man."

That phrase applies well to both. But Romney doesn't need a teleprompter.

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I fear to think what the United States will be like after another 4 years of Barack Obama in the White House.

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That phrase applies well to both. But Romney doesn't need a teleprompter

True dat. Heh, Obama's teleprompter told him he had two "sons" -- twice -- at campaign fundraiser stops last week. Odd that Obama's lapdogs in the MSM failed to report on that, eh, wot?

RR

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obama is already whining about his competition and how he wishes romney was a pushover like mccain.

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Herve,

"Lagoon"

Funny to see someone who really thinks Ron Paul will somehow win the repub nomination call another a "goon".

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Romney is nothing but bush 3, a whore for corporate greed and for votes.

Madverts,

You might want rethink that.

Mitt Romney in 2007

Veteran newsman Mike Wallace asked Romney why the Democrats are suddenly in charge. "Well, because of Iraq," the former Massachusetts governor replied.

"You mean the president screwed up in Iraq?" Wallace asked.

"I think the administration made a number of errors," Romney said.

Pressed to describe the errors, he continued, "Well, I don't think we were adequately prepared for what occurred. I don't think we had done enough planning. I don't think we'd considered the various downsides and risks."

Responding again to Wallace, he said President Bush is where the buck stops, but "it's the whole administration, ... and we're paying for those mistakes."

Among the administration there was a strong, honest belief that Americans would be welcomed with open arms in Iraq and that Iraq would become a model of democracy for the region. "And you know what? We were wrong," Romney said.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/660220438/Romney-criticizes-Bush-on-Iraq.html

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But Romney doesn't need a teleprompter.

Mitt Romney seems occasionally to speak in a - well, in a way that my dog would speak when observing some human behavior he didn't fully comprehend. The other day, for example, after watching a group of school children perform a dance for him with the theme of "smile," he aptly observed:

You just sang a song about smiling. You're all smiling, right? Smile! Oh, that's great.

The only thing I miss about Bush is Bushisms. As much as I suspect I'd enjoy them, I sincerely hope to avoid a half decade of Romneyisms.

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The open secret of the Republicans in Congress is that they will not lift a finger to improve the country’s economic situation if it might benefit Obama. For both ideological and partisan reasons, Republicans have downsized or completely quashed any economic plan offered by the White House since the day Obama took office. They then claim the meager growth (which, let's not forget, still leads those countries who have adopted erstwhile Republican austerity policies) a result of the President's "inexperience."

Dog whistles, anyone? If you don't hear them screaming, you're either uninformed or tone-deaf.

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Republicans have downsized or completely quashed any economic plan offered by the White House since the day Obama took office.

Heh, a fine example of liberal revisionism of history. You do know the democrats controlled both the House and Senate on "the day Obama took office."

RR

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"I sincerely hope to avoid a half decade of Romneyisms." Laguna, we actually agree on something.

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I don't think attacking the PRESIDENT on lack of leadership experience is necessarily the best approach, but what do I know...

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