Tweets are not hopeful for Romney

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    Jul 01, 2012 12:34 PM GMT
    Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter on Sunday to weigh in the U.S. presidential election.

    "Met Romney last week. Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful," he wrote.

    He added: "US election is referendum on Obama, all else pretty minor."

    This is just the latest in a series of anti-Romney tweets. Last week, the News Corp CEO wrote that Romney "Seems to play everything safe, make no news except burn off Hispanics."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/01/rupert-murdoch-obama-romney-2012-election_n_1640975.html
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    Jul 01, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    I wonder if Murdoch wants Romney to lose. That way a strong, up-and-coming Republican candidate can take on an 8-year Obama presidency much the way Obama took on an 8-year Bush presidency.

    There does seem to be a younger generation of Republicans, some who may be purposely avoiding a Romney VP nomination in order to run a fresh campaign in four years.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 01, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    I don't think the average American really give a rat's ass what Rupert Murdoch thinks.
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    Jul 01, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't think the average American really give a rat's ass what Rupert Murdoch thinks.


    You say this all while thinking that Fox News is a reliable news source...

    These two thoughts are contradictory.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    nanidesukedo said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't think the average American really give a rat's ass what Rupert Murdoch thinks.


    You say this all while thinking that Fox News is a reliable news source...

    These two thoughts are contradictory.





    CJ's comments are always full of shit.

    Murdoch on the other hand is a smart guy.
    Totally amoral - but smart.

    His point about Romney FOOLishly burning off Hispanics is dead on.

    Bush Jr. was smart enough to know that he needed to get a high percentage of Latino votes to be able to win.

    Romney has stupidly offended Latino Americans so badly that it's become impossible for him to win.

    Romney and the Repubs are likely going to learn a hard lesson in this election about the importance of the Latino vote.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't think the average American really give a rat's ass what Rupert Murdoch thinks.


    When I was in Hawaii all of last September, I got to meet and talk with people from all over America, and the one consistent I was to hear over and over again, was people could not wait for the next elections to vote Obama out, even people who voted for him last time.
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    Jul 01, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    Jasonfest saidI wonder if Murdoch wants Romney to lose. That way a strong, up-and-coming Republican candidate can take on an 8-year Obama presidency much the way Obama took on an 8-year Bush presidency.

    There does seem to be a younger generation of Republicans, some who may be purposely avoiding a Romney VP nomination in order to run a fresh campaign in four years.




    I don't think Murdoch wants Romney to lose.
    Not at all.

    But he's a realist and quick to get to the bottom line.
    I'm sure he's realized that Romney's lack of Latino support has doomed Romney's chances of winning - and Murdoch is positioning himself to deal with the outcome of the oncoming election.

    If Murdoch contributes $$$$$$$$ to the Repubs as he did two years ago - I expect Murdoch will contribute to the Repubs running for Congress rather than wasting his money contributing to Romney.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 01, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    If Murdoch has really given up on Romney, it will be interesting to see if Fox "News" continues to act as a propaganda arm for the GOP.
    They've favored Romney with glowingly positive coverage all through the primaries, but now the handwriting of his loss seems to be on the wall.
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    Jul 01, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidIf Murdoch has really given up on Romney, it will be interesting to see if Fox "News" continues to act as a propaganda arm for the GOP.
    They've favored Romney with glowingly positive coverage all through the primaries, but now the handwriting of his loss seems to be on the wall.




    Murdoch is rarely involved in the day to day operations at Fix.
    Former Nixon administration member Roger Ailes calls the shots.
    And I expect he'll continue to push the staff at Fix to operate as propagadizers/cheerleaders for the doomed Romney campaign.
    But Murdoch is savvy enough to know that Romney's extremely low level of support from Latino voters guarantees that Romney will lose no matter how much Fix spins and lies.

    Fix CAN keep the diehard white Repubs who watch Fix pumped and motivated to vote however - and that will help to get as many Repub/Fix viewers to the polls as possible - which won't be enough to get Romney elected but it will help Repub efforts to hold onto control of the House.
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    Jul 02, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    Jasonfest saidI wonder if Murdoch wants Romney to lose. That way a strong, up-and-coming Republican candidate can take on an 8-year Obama presidency much the way Obama took on an 8-year Bush presidency.

    There does seem to be a younger generation of Republicans, some who may be purposely avoiding a Romney VP nomination in order to run a fresh campaign in four years.
    This I agree with. Although I also think the "real" young Republicans won't surface until even beyond then. I'd like to see a Meghan McCain-esque Republican politician surface.