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February 16th, 2012
07:33 PM ET

Michigan governor backs Romney

Governor Rick Snyder says he's not bothered with Romney's criticism of the auto industry bailout, he speaks with CNN's Kate Bolduan.

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  1. PanglossPete

    Why, oh why do people on the right distrust the media? Why do republican crowds cheer madly when Newt Gingrich tears into John King? Look no further then the coverage of Mitt Romney’s address to CPAC for your evidence. Friday afternoon, Mr. Romney took to the podium at The Conservative Political Action Committee to address the crowd and make his case for why he should be their nominee for President. During this time CNN was covering the speech and broadcasting it live to the nation. As Mr. Romney went through his credentials pointing out how he had lived the conservative principals all his life, he came upon the subject of his business success. During this point of the speech Mr. Romney was heard to say “I am not ashamed of the success that I’ve had.” The graphics team over at CNN had been grabbing key points of the speech and running them in the scroll at the bottom of the screen. When it came to the quote for the statement above, the graphics team ran the line “ROMNEY: “not ashamed” to be rich.” Attributing this quote to any candidate would cause great problems for their campaign. For a candidate who has been attacked for his success and had committed the verbal gaff “I’m not worried about the poor” it could be damning. It appears that CNN knows of the “accident” which is evident by the fact that the web site has cleaned it up, and now lists it as “Romney not ashamed of business success.” Mistakes happen, things get truncated in the crush of time, but to make this mistake using the language the opponents have used to bash Mr. Romney takes it out of the realm of an accident and puts it squarely into the calculated risk arena. CNN owes Mr. Romney an on air apology at the very least, at the most the graphics person should be fired! So, the next time Wolf and the gang convene on television, tell us they try to be fair, and ponder why people on the right delight in seeing their candidates take a chunk out of them, we submit this as exhibit A.

    February 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  2. davut

    Popular Vs QualifiedNewt's current poll nbeumrs don't scare me. Whether or not he is the current flavor of the month is a non-issue, in my opinion. When crunch time arrives, when it's time for the voters to choose who they want as the GOP nominee for president, when it's time to take a good hard look at qualifications, Mitt will emerge as the candidate who is by far the closest to being the total package. As I heard one journalist comment about him in the 2008 primaries, The man is a walking PowerPoint . He knows his stuff, and he's especially qualified to take on the problems that most need fixing in this country right now. I've heard the argument that good advisers can make up for what a sitting president lacks in knowledge on certain issues. While I agree with this to some extent, I believe that a president needs enough knowledge on various topics to know whether the advice he receives is good or not. When Newt-mania cools and it's time to fill in the small square, most qualified will win out over likability. If it doesn't, we're in duck soup.

    March 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
  3. Woubshet

    Just this past Sunday 04/08/12 a convoy carrying the governor of Sudan’s was attacked by Amhara farmers inside Ethiopia.The attack was carried out because the governor started an argument with an Ethiopian farmer and told him that the land belongs to Sudan, at which point a group of armed Ethiopian farmers arrived at the scene and opened fire on the governor’s convoy. The attack showed the Sudanese government that Meles can not sell Ethiopian land to noone. Amhara is saying enough is enough and taking back what is rightfully Ethiopia’s.

    The attack took place while Governor Abbas was on his way to Ethiopia for a meeting with Meles Inc. officials. Although no one was harmed in the fire, Abbas immediately cancelled his trip inside the Ethiopia and called in security reinforcements to escort his convoy back to Al-Qadarif. The incident had infuriated the governor who later threatened to sever his state’s ties with Ethiopia without referring to the central government in Khartoum.
    The sources added that the governor had also threatened to lead a military campaign against the Ethiopian Amhara farmers and arm Sudanese tribes to fight them.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm |