Voters Show Tepid Support for Front Runner Mitt Romney

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign rally on January 9, 2012 in Bedford, New Hampshire. (Getty)

We have been talking about the attack ads aimed at Mitt Romney in South Carolina and wanted to reach out to his supporters in the Bible Belt to find out how they are feeling about this. But it hasn't been an easy task. Different from the Libertarians rallying around Ron Paul or the Tea Party supporters Mitt Romney's base seems a bit more reserved. Joining us is Kathy Courtland from Houston, Texas.


Kathy Courtland

Comments [4]


"Who, exactly, does the media serve?" A good question. One thing we know for sure, the media does not serve the truth or the people. "Who, exactly, does the media serve?" Not you. Not me. Follow the money.

Jan. 12 2012 02:13 PM

It is the Democrats who have displayed a cult like worship a political leader as if "the sun rises and sets" on him or her and the Republicans seem to screen their candidates more carefully.

Jan. 12 2012 12:16 PM
George Lucas from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Mitt Romney may be the compromise candidate between more liberal and conservative Republicans, but how will he ever be able to defend his stand. His own words contradicting himself merely need to played back to the public. This is what won't get him elected.

Jan. 12 2012 12:08 PM
Ken Fruit from South Florida

I perked up this morning at John's voice discussing the Republican Presidential Primary candidates and that "The Takeaway" has been hearing more and more about Ron Paul from listeners and bloggers to the show.

Then had to shake my head again in feigned disbelief and resignation as yet another negative voice mail comment was broadcast. I've yet to hear any positive comments on Ron Paul from this show. I'm convinced that is not representative of the comments received, which is clear bias unworthy of the term "journalism".

Considering the fact that mainstream media, left and right, near completely ignores Ron Paul and his huge base of voter support, a candidate who IS firmly in 2nd Place behind front runner Mitt "A windsock is my campaign flag" Romney, I have to wonder: "Who, exactly, does the media serve?" It most certainly does not serve unbiased, truthful news reporting on Republican Primary candidates.

I understand that most listeners to "The Takeaway" are progressive liberals, and that is fine. I, myself, am a social liberal (as opposed to social conservative, ie "theocrat"). I am also uncompromisingly for Constitutional rule of law in the United States, a concept this nation was founded upon, and is currently fast receding from into national socialist tyranny. Ron Paul's entire platform is Constitutional rule of law. This, and THIS ALONE is why I support him for President.

If the media is unwilling, or unable to truthfully and accurately portray the news, then it is no longer working for the American People. And if it is no longer working for the American People AS A WHOLE, not merely one or a few special interests, then it is no longer legitimate press, but instead is merely propaganda.

I have come to expect propaganda as a rule from privately owned mainstream media such as Fox News, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, ABC, but I expect much better from media which derives the bulk of its revenue from donations by the American People who are listeners. Perhaps it is time I let go of that worn-out notion?

Jan. 12 2012 10:20 AM

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