Romney: Zany is geen president

Zany is great in a campaign. It’s great on talk radio. It’s great in print, it makes for fun reading. But in terms of a president, we need a leader, and a leader needs to be someone who can bring Americans together.

— Mitt Romney in een NYT-interview over Newt Gingrich


No more Mr. Nice Guy

Occasionally I’d have a student who couldn’t figure out where things were, or what things were, or what the right date was. When that happens, you feel sorry that they’re so factually challenged.

— Newt Gingrich reageert op kritiek van Michele Bachmann op zijn immigratiebeleid

Homoseksuele Vietnam veteraan meets wannabe President

We got married here, where it’s legal. Unless Mitt Romney gets elected. I don’t think his beliefs should dictate our Constitution. It’s not his choice, it’s my choice. I went and fought for my country and I think my spouse should be entitled to the same [benefits] as they would if I were married to a woman. What the hell is the difference?

Bob Garon, Vietnam veteraan, getrouwd met Bob Lemire. Bob sprak Mitt tijdens een diner waar de kandidaat handjes kwam schudden. Beide spraken kort met elkaar. Garon was er snel uit: deze man gaat het Witte Huis niet halen. “Hij is onbetrouwbaar, dat zag ik zojuist in zijn ogen.”

Rick Perry over homo-emancipatie van Obama: ‘This is war!’

This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong. President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles.

— Rick Perry in reactie op speech van Hilary Clinton, gisteren bij de VN, over homo-emancipatie in relatie tot ontwikkelingshulp

Newt Gingrich is ‘the godfather of gridlock’

I was impressed by the Newt Gingrich ad because you talked about he was going to bring the country together to solve problems — you talk about the godfather of gridlock here, the guy who two decades ago really invented the kind of tactics that have now become commonplace in Washington. So, this is a whole new Newt.

David Axelrod, adviseur van Barack Obama, over Newt Gingrich

De Gingrich/Obama campagne ~ volgens Gingrich

In January 2012, Gingrich-Obama campaign will come down to two questions: Can you endure the pain of four more years of radical incompetence, which would be my argument, and, can I survive the weight of negativity, smears, assaults and lies that they’re going to throw?

— Newt Gingrich gaf gisteren tijdens een town hall meeting een voorproefje van zijn campagne tegen Obama. Dan moet hij nog wel even de nominatie van de Republikeinse Partij winnen, uiteraard.

Rick Perry wil geen 18-jarige stemmers

— Sinds 1971 mag je in Amerika stemmen, maar iemand is vergeten dit door te geven aan Rick Perry. Gisteren sprak de Texaan een groep studenten van het St. Anselm College uit Manchester, New Hampshire toe, toen hij de fout in ging.

Those of you that will be 21 by November the 12th, I ask for your support and your vote. Those of you who won’t be, just work hard.

Dat je je vergist in de stemgerechtigde leeftijd is een ding, maar vergeten op welke dag de verkiezingen zijn is voor een presidentskandidaat wel erg onhandig. <<