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GOP Sideshow: Nevada Caucus

Updated on February 6, 2012

" The needs of the poor must take priority over the desires of the rich and the rights of the worker over the maximization of profit."

John Paul II

The Romney camp wasted little time to go back on defense after a much anticipated win in the Florida Primary. Before the caviar reached room temperature, Mitt misspoke when attempting to explain his message regarding the plight of the poor. I would suggest this candidate’s incessant compulsion of self-destructive commentary reveals the truth behind the mask of Willard Mitt Romney.

In what can only be viewed, as adding to the best of sound bites of the Romney run for presidency, Mitt’s tongue tripped over his wallet once again. In his attempt to be viewed as; other than the 1% candidate, he succeeded entrenching himself as the out of touch candidate. While searching to find his voice to the masses he exposed his Achilles heal by shooting himself in the foot.

Newt Gingrich wasted little time before capitalizing on the latest Romney “I am not concerned about the poor” gaff. The thing about gaff’s are, they have a tendency toward unveiling the man behind the curtain. Newt’s response to the Romney walk back of the safety net for the poor was his trampoline premise to raise the poor up.

The suspect Romney camp has been under fire for taking credit for the short-lived victory in Florida, describing their candidate as an empty shirt behind the brilliance of his advisors. The credulity of this enlightenment takes on greater significance upon the timing of kissing the ring of Kingmaker Donald Trump in a Vegas Casino hotel. By doing so, essentially he has aligned himself with the personification of Americana elitism.

In the meantime, President Obama is quietly campaigning using the populace movement and his bully pulpit to gain support for his base and independents voters. The President let his fellow Americans know of his opponent’s latest antics by providing a video link in a recent tweet.

Here a look into the upcoming week’s events:

February 4

Nevada (caucus)

February 4–11

Maine (caucus)

February 7

Colorado (caucus)

Minnesota (caucus)

Missouri (primary)


This can only be seen as reaching new heights in the hypocrisy of the Romney camp and the Donald. If you recall, Trump had unfavorable words calling Romney a loser in previous statements. The old adage of no such thing as negative publicity will truly be held as a fallacy given this latest choice of the Romney campaign.

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    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for checkin' in phoenix2327. Hope all is well.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Always look forward to your hubs as they're concise and to the point. I watch two political fronts (US and UK) and hubs have become key to keeping me apprised on the US scene. Have voted up and interesting.

      Eagerly awaiting your next hub.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for your poignant question. I believe a type of debit card is issued which I imagine needs to picked up if there is no mailing address; your point is well taken and I assure you did not miss the mark. well said and thanks. It does bring into question of the validity of the so called safety net doesn't it.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Great hub but I need to ask a question.

      Q. What is the safety net of the poor, who can't even get food stamps if they are homeless, because there would be no address to mail the stamps to?

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for checking in Edgar.

    • Edgar Arkham profile image

      Edgar Arkham 

      6 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Great Hub!

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thank you all for your considered opinions

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Against the odds indeed! Romney was a 20 point favorite over Gingrich going into Nevada. Ron Paul was in single digits. It is comforting to see your consistant with your nametag. That would be a huge Vegas payout!

      Kidding aside your point is well taken due to the 'anything is possible' scenario which has played out. I'm happy to add you on my list of those I follow for your perspective and gravitas.

      Thank you for your comments Sir.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Good Afternoon and I'm happy to be your first follower. We share the commonality of serving the USAF. As a journalist, I look forward to your comments with the ongoing Political process. Having said that, how nice would it be for the national discourse to be focused on problem solving. Thanks for input and I look forward to more in the future Mr. Ingle.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      It ceases to amaze me, how the Republican Party imploded toward an inevitable sweep of the White House, Senate and House. Their insistance of self destructive behavior may very well be seen as the epitome toward the Politics of Unintended Consequences through Overreaching.

      Thanks for your input and your psych evaluation Dr. Freud. I chuckle because it is unimaginative to not have come to the same conclusion based on your well articulated points of view. Always a pleasure, I assure you Sir!

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      againsttheodds 

      6 years ago

      Romney has the advantage of a large Mormon population in Nevada and he did well in 2008, but don't expect that to hold this time as he had not been vetted thoroughly. Ron Paul's campaign has been in NV since 2008 and even skipped Florida to make a good showing there. If there is any legitimacy in the election process then expect him to win or a close second.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thank you for the food for thought sandwiches; Thomas. Whether it is true of not, it is certainly impossible to dispute your point. In keeping with the sandwich theme, The social safety net has more holes than a block of Swiss.

      Thanks as always for your substative commentary.

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      againsttheodds 

      6 years ago

      Romney has a lot of support from Mormons in the state and did well in 2008, but he hadn't been vetted like he has been this time and I think he is damaged. Ron Paul placed second last time and his campaign has stayed working Nevada since 2008 and skipping Florida this year. If there is any legitimacy to these caucuses then expect Paul to win or a close second.

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      John Ingle 

      6 years ago

      Nice read gjf. It's always fun catching the blunders of politicians, regardles the party.

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      Sooner28 

      6 years ago

      When Mitt Romney said I don't care about the poor, it revealed the present day Republican Party's policy stances. It was a Freudian slip! Republicans want to cut down environmental regulation, which means more pollution. They want to cut funding to public education and private it all. They don't think people have the right to health care. They think war is a fun game to get votes and go into haphazardly (admittedly, both parties are guilty of this, but Republicans openly speak the rhetoric and attempt demonize Democrats as "weak"), and they are bigoted towards homosexuals. With all of their policy stances, they really don't care about the poor, and it shows.

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      ThoughtSandwiches 

      6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      gjfalcone...

      Ahhh...as a resident of Nevada...I await the sideshow in the West. I would have to agree with the general consensus that Mitt has absolutely no clue how us 99-ers live our lives.

      This social safety net he speaks of...? Is this the net that the right wing of his party is determined to tear down?

      Thanks,

      Thomas

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thank you Michele for the compliment as well as offering the sad prevailing sentiment regarding the media's transparent agenda.

      I'll be consistant in my sharing effort with you. I requested a media pass to the upcoming GOP debate from my Congressman in my AZ.backyard of Mesa.As of yet, no reply at all.

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      gjf You are following all of the this very well, even better then the media. They should hire you, but since you have not lied, they probably would not. Exellent hub. @ HSchneider I agree with you. He has no idea about us, but he does not care either.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Mr. Romney's claim that he misspoke is accurate. He continues by saying "when you do I don't know how many interviews, it's bound to happen." I would suggest that is true as well. Sooner or later, the truth shall be revealed.

      Thanks as always for your comments Mr. Schneider.

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      Howard Schneider 

      6 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Mitt Romney has no idea how the poor and middle class feels. He was born wealthy and is now much wealthier. I do not begrudge him for it but he has no idea how the rest of us live. Our anxieties about all of our economic problems escapes him. He is a deeply flawed candidate with no real political foundation. Great Hub, GJF.

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