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Romney and Obama On Open Mike

Posted by Warren Peterson on September 19, 2012

Mitt Romney in remarks made at a private fund raising function last May, spoke about the forty seven percent of Americans who get some direct monetary payment from the government and the likelihood that they would vote for Obama. The event was secretly recorded and provided to “Mother Jones”, a left wing magazine. Hoping to inflict maximum damage on the Romney campaign, they held it until now, close to the election.

So which should concern you more? Romney’s too blunt but true comment or the following conversation recorded from an open mike between then President Dmitri Medvedev of Russian and President Obama at the March 2012 Global Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea:

Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him (incoming Russian president, Vladmir Putin) to give me some space.

Medvedev: Yeah, I understand, I understand your message about space. Space for you …(inaudible)

Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladmir.

Link the above conversation with President Obama caving into Russian pressure and canceling an agreement with our ally, Poland, to host a missile defense system. Toss Poland under the bus; tell Putin he (Obama) can be more flexible after the election – that concerns me.

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5 Responses to “Romney and Obama On Open Mike”

  1. Jim Gocht said

    Willard Romney, is purely and simply a “country club plutocrat”… that possesses neither empathy, feelings or understanding of middle class citizens that actually serve their country in time of war, pay their taxes and work fore a living…!

    Phony plastic smile, plaid shirt and blue jeans my arse…
    He’s a loser, not a keeper…!

    • Please avoid name calling and provide backup for what you say. Give me instances that show Romney has no empathy. I can provide instances showing the opposite. Do you think he hasn’t worked for a living? Give me an example. Plastic smile? You sound so hateful!

    • irene dabanian said

      I am voting for the Harvard MBA not the community organizer…

  2. fred Churchill said

    Warren knows from his own political experience that when you face a situation that you cannot defend, you DEFLECT! Basic strategy in politics, also known as a “yeah but”. Romney got nailed to the wall. He is the classic political chameleon, willing to take ANY position on ANY issue to get money and or votes. Caught with pants ankle-high. The 47% comment will be his downfall.

    • irene dabanian said

      he was right about the 47% of the free loaders. Margie Thatcher said it best: it only works until you run out of other people’s money. During the obama last four years, 4 x as many folks expatriated OUT of the USA. There will be no one left to tax and have their earnings redistributed to those who do not contribute.

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